In this session, we will specifically explore how academic support professionals apply equity mindedness in their roles and how they can build capacity by teaming up with their school’s diversity officer(s) to address structural forms of oppression and advocate for meaningful change to the systems that create inequality in educational outcomes. The session will include a short presentation, followed by small group discussions using case scenarios, and conclude with a summary of takeaways and action items for participants.
Identify specific examples of cross-unit engagement
Examine ways academic support professionals can incorporate diversity principles into their work
Apply strategies for interdepartmental collaboration
Discuss ways in which student facing professionals can support students while addressing structural barriers to success and advocating for institutional change