University of Vermont

Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Blackboard Jungle 5 Symposium
March 29-30, 2012
Dudley H. Davis Center

Blackboard Jungle Registration and UVM Professional Development Series

Blackboard Jungle 5Please join us for our 5th annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium on March 29-30, 2012. I am pleased to announce that our 2012 Keynote Kickoff speaker will be Donna Brazile, Veteran Democratic Political Strategist and Author. She will speak on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel. The Keynote Kickoff is free and open to the public. Friday’s full day of Symposium panels and workshops are designed to address the challenges and emerging approaches used to shape conversations, critical thinking, action and research regarding multiculturalism and diversity. Dr. David Gibson recently served as Associate Research Professor of Education at Arizona State University and directed the Continuous Improvement efforts of the Equity Alliance at ASU. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Teaching to Cultural Diversity: A Realm of Possibilities
Friday, March 30, 2012

The 21st Century University is a complex, diverse and multifaceted space for teaching, learning and working. The Symposium is designed for PK-16 faculty, staff, and all others wanting to foster greater diversity and cultural understanding within their communities. It will address the challenges and emerging approaches used to shape conversations, critical thinking, action and research regarding multiculturalism and diversity.

Workshops and Panels

  • Complex Systems and Transdisciplinary Research
  • When the Unexpected Happens: Thoughts on Difficult
    Classroom Moments
  • Research and Scholarship for Social Change
  • What Does a Safe Classroom Environment Mean?
    Intention, Action, Impact
  • What is Cultural Competency and Literacy Within a
    Global Context?
  • Are We Living in a Post-Racial World?
  • A Framework for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse
    Workforce
  • What's in a Handshake? Defining Our Understanding of
    Intercultural Competence

Join us at the 5th Annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium!

This is your time to hear and engage in transformative conversations. Mark your calendars for March 30, 2012 for a day to explore curriculum, pedagogy and research from a variety of perspectives.

Organized by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer

For more information call 802- 656-8426

To request a disability-related accommodation,
please contact UVM Conference & Event Services at 802-656-5665

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