Annual Open House (March 4, 2014)
“The Potential of Diversity in the Classroom and Beyond: Encouraging Discussion and Eliminating Unspoken Barriers”
The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED) will host a combined spring symposium and open house titled, “The Potential of Diversity in the Classroom and Beyond: Encouraging Discussion and Eliminating Unspoken Barriers,” co-sponsored by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and the Eberly College of Science. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 4, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus. Lunch will be provided. Registration is open, at no cost, to members of the Penn State community. Register here by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
John F. Dovidio, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale University, will give the keynote address: “The Challenges and Promise of Diversity: Realizing its Potential.” Three breakout sessions will address (1) Strategies for fostering diversity at a university-wide level, (2) Teaching strategies that remove barriers to learning in the classrooms, and (3) Personal strategies to empower students from underrepresented groups. Finally, participants will come together in the afternoon to hear first-hand experiences from a panel of Penn State students.
For those who cannot attend in person, portions of the program will be available via Adobe Connect. Depending on the session and approval from the presenters, some sessions may not be available.
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Keynote Address: The Challenges and Promise of Diversity: Realizing its Potential
John F. Dovidio, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology, Yale University.
Breakout 1: Fostering Diversity at Penn State: What Next?
John F. Dovidio, Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology, Yale University;
Victoria Sanchez (Interviewer), Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Penn State.
Breakout 2: Advancing Inclusivity in Penn State Classrooms
Theresa Vescio, Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, Penn State
Breakout 3: Empowering Students
Jonathan Cook, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State
Panel: Student Perspective on Stereotype Threat and Social Identity at Penn State