Keeping Our Faculty

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Since its inception in 1998, our continuing goals for the Keeping Our Faculty Symposium have been “to share practical experience and scholarly knowledge, then translate that information into programmatic and policy-making agendas”. We seek to provide our participants with the best possible experience to meet these goals at each gathering.

Please join us for:

Keeping Our Faculty VIII: Recruiting, Retaining, Advancing American Indian Faculty and Faculty of Color
March 31 - April 2, 2019

Symposium Goals:

This symposium will bring together scholars, practitioners, and leaders committed to understanding and promoting faculty diversity in academia.

Our 2019 theme: Power, Policy, and Academic Freedom

Location:

Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Keynote Speakers:

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Gibor Basri, Professor of the Graduate School, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy; Astronomy Climate Advisor, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, Fostering Institutional Change in Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Policies

Cheryl Crazy Bull, Wacinyanpi Win, Sicangu Lakota educator and Activist for Indigenous Equity, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund, Indigenous Visibility: Empowering Native Faculty In Real Ways

Shannon Gibney, Writer and Faculty in English at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Mobilizing and Amplifying Voices of Faculty from Historically Marginalized Communities to Build Power, Change Policy, and Solidify Academic Freedom in Our Institutions

Mitchell J. Chang, Professor of Education and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Addressing Institutional Reward Structures: Examples for Enhancing Faculty Promotion

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Special offer from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: Registrants for the Keeping Our Faculty VIII will receive a free six-month individual NCFDD membership.

 

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The UMN Asian Pacific American Resource Center has extended an invitation to attendees of the KOF VIII Symposium to attend a special presentation.

The Emergence of a Hmong-American Writer: Kao Kalia Yang

Date: Monday, April 1st
Time: 530pm-7pm, doors open 515pm
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Theater, UMN East bank, Minneapolis campus

Award-winning writer, Kao Kalia Yang, will reflect on her journey into writing, the significance of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet, and read from her forthcoming titles for the fall of 2019: her first children’s book, A Map Into the World, a collection titled What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color, and a work of nonfiction about refugee lives in America, Somewhere in the Unknown World.

There will be a 20-30 minute Q&A after the talk plus informal Meet&Greet at the end.

The event is free, but registration is recommended. Register here.

 

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Planning Committee:

Heidi Barajas, Associate Professor; Department Chair, Organizational Leadership Policy and Development, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Tammy Berberi, Interim Director, Office of Equity, Diversity & Intercultural Programs, University of Minnesota, Morris

Fernando Delgado, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Sean Garrick, Committee Chair, Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Karen Ho, Associate Professor - College of Liberal Arts, Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Amelie Hyams, Program & Communications Manager, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Josefina Landrieu, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Alon McCormick, Professor - Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Clyde Wilson Pickett, Chief Diversity Officer, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Rebecca Ropers, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Keisha Varma, IDEA Faculty Fellow, and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities