Organized by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs | Dudley H. Davis Center

Professional Development Series

Open to UVM Faculty, Staff and Administrators Only

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Writing Across Borders: Multilingual Writers and Faculty Expectations

This workshop will explore the relationship between culture, writing, and faculty expectations. We’'ll view Writing Across Borders, a short film featuring international student writers and faculty across disciplines. Our conversation will explore how cultural expectations frame our writing expectations, and how assignments and assessments are also shaped by culture.

Facilitators: Dr. Susanmarie Harrington

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Friday, March 30, 2018 Room 303, Bailey/Howe Library

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Diversity Awareness Building to Create Inclusive Learning Environments

In this workshop, participants will explore their role as a mentor in classroom and/or laboratory environments through the lens of social identity. Through interactive exercises, participants gain awareness and understanding of the many types of student diversity. We will reflect on these discoveries while learning strategies to foster diverse identities of students and their mentors.

This workshop is based on the work of The National Mentoring Research Network (NMRN), a nationwide coalition. This network provides researchers with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming. The NMRN programs emphasize the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships and the research workforce.

This workshop is open to graduate students, teaching postdocs, faculty and researchers from the University community.

Facilitator: Dr. Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez

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