Best Practices in Diversity Strategic Planning Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
508 Rider Building
10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird
Associate Professor, Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Best Practices Planning Workshop Flyer - [ PDF ]
Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird Research Papers:
Improving Courses and Curricula by Including Diversity
On October 5, 2011, the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, the University Faculty Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs sponsored a Best Practices in Diversity Strategic Planning workshop that featured Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird, associate professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
The workshop was titled, "Improving Courses and Curricula by Including Diversity." Drawing on results from the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, Dr. Nelson Laird's presentation explored inclusion of diversity into the curriculum as well as effective teaching practices more generally and faculty encouragement of multiple forms of student engagement.
- Morning session (10:00-11:30 a.m.) - a broad-based outline of diversity and curricular integration, which should be relevant to all interested in diversity and the curriculum.
- Afternoon session (1:15-2:45 p.m.) - a more specific focus on the nuts and bolts of pedagogy and curriculum development and particularly useful for deans, chancellors, academic administrators, and faculty.