Presenters:Amanda Taylor (Assistant Vice President of Equity & Inclusion), Gemma Puglisi (Assistant Professor, School of Communication), Rebecca Coughlin (Associate Director, Graduate Enrollment Management, School of International Service), Kareem Jordan (Associate Professor, Justice, Law & Criminology), Stacy Merida (Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Kogod School of Business), Lisa Taylor (Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Affinity Relations, Washington College of Law), William Thomas (Professorial Lecturer, School of Education) & Núria Vilanova (Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences)
Time: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
In this session, reps from each of AU’s schools and colleges will draw on the research framework about shared leadership collaborations for equity in higher education and will share how they are collectively working together through the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) to build collaboration by strengthening community and empowering one another through shared initiatives, projects, and support. The second half of the session will be interactive, and will engage participants in small, facilitated groups in a series of exercises aimed at incubating inclusive excellence collaborations within and across AU’s schools, colleges, and units.
Articulate the role of the President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI) in AU’s IE strategy, and how PCDI can support faculty and staff in their DEI efforts
Identify best practices for shared equity collaborations, building relationships and awareness of resources and existing supports
Explore opportunities for building DEI-focused collaborations within and across schools