Diversity Conference - November 18-19

Monday, September 12, 2005 (Around 9 years ago)

The 2005 Fall Professional Development Conference, Diversity Here and Now: Holistic Sustainable Approaches to Multicultural Learning from The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning will be held November 18-19 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Opening Plenary Session — “Undesirable Elements”, Illusion Theater - 10:45 to 12:15 pm
Undesirable Elements examines, celebrates, and challenges the notion of “culture” by unveiling the rich-layered culture that exists in the Midwest. It addresses stereotypes regarding this mix of cultures from perspectives of cultural outsiders and insiders. It also searches out the core of our common humanity by highlighting historical facts over more than 100 years and their effect.



Friday Concurrent Sessions 1 — 1:45 to 3:00 pm

  • 1A The Hampton University/South Africa Connection: A Multicultural Collaborative Model
  • 1B Building Global Competence at Home: Engaging with Local Cultural Communities
  • 1C Accomodating Non-Native Speakers in Content-Area Course
  • 1D Lights, Action, Research: Learning About Diversity Through Media Production
  • 1E A World of Difference: Teaching with a Community Resource Person
  • 1F Teaching and Learning Social Justice Across Generations
  • 1G Employing Bennett’s Intercultural Dev. Inventory in the Gen. Education Curriculum
  • 1H Keeping the Dream Alive: Retaining First-Generation Students

Friday Concurrent Sessions 2 — 3:30 to 4:45 pm

  • 2A Reducing Student Fear to Realize Student Potential
  • 2B Teaching to Learn: Student-Facilatated Disabilities Awareness
  • 2C Diversity Exploration Through Case Studies
  • 2D A Student Analysis: Understanding How Subcultures are Portrayed in Advertising
  • 2E Exploring Navajo Cultural Roots to Improve Student Learning
  • 2F Collaborating for Student Success: ESL Training Across the Campus
  • 2G Faculty and Staff Working Together to Develop a Sustanable Diversity Initiative
  • 2H Creating Diversity Through Curriculum Transformation

Saturday Concurrent Sessions 3 — 8:00 to 9:15 am

  • 3A The World Cafe: Conversations About Multicultural Learning (part 1)
  • 3B A Captive Audience: Teaching Culture in Basic Language Courses
  • 3C Multicultural Case Studies: Initiating Discussion
  • 3D The New ABCs: Affect, Behavior, and Cognition in the Millennium Classroom
  • 3E Bridging Two Cultures: Midwest Teacher Education and Urban School Districts
  • 3F Problem-solving Within a Diverse Community of Learners
  • 3G Intercultural & Racial Identity Theory: An Integrated Framework for Higher Education
  • 3H Diversity in the classroom: A Faculty Development Initiative at MSU, Mankato

Saturday Concurrent Sessions 4 — 9:45 to 11:00 am

  • 4A The World Cafe: Conversations About Multicultural Learning (part 2)
  • 4B Removing Stereotype Threat: Pedagogy to Lift the Souls of Black College Students
  • 4C Stitching Our Stories: The College Journey
  • 4D Crossing Bridges: Uncovering Cultural Assumptions to Connect with Students
  • 4E Pulling Together: Transformation Of and Through the Curriculum
  • 4F Developinga Multicultural Campus Climate: Assessment and Transformation
  • 4G Shaping the River: The Faculty Role in Minority Student Success
  • 4H Privilege Walk: A Facilitated Experince for Making Provilege Explicit

Closing Keynote Session — Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Claude Steele, Leynote Speaker. Topic ~~ Stereotype Threat and Identity Contingencies: Their Role in a Diverse Society. In this keynote session, Claude Steele will describe the powerful interfering effects of stereotype threat on academic performance and show that when this pressure is alleviated performance improves dramatically. He will provide strategies that have been successfully applied to address root causes of stereotype threat and improve academic underperformance.

Save $40 when you register by the Early Bird postmark deadline, October 24th!

For more information — Individual flyers have been sent to department chairs, please check there. You may also contact The Collaboration at (651)646-6166 or email them at collab@collab.org.

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