You’re Invited: Expanding Diversity Perspectives Faculty Workshop (Sept. 16-17)

handstogetherYou are invited to the “Expanding Diversity Perspectives” faculty workshop, which will address pedagogical strategies that foster appreciation for and commitment to honoring diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom and studio. The workshop will be led by Dr. Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle, who is nationally known for her scholarship on multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching.

Three goals have been set for the Expanding Diversity Perspectives faculty workshop:

  • Increase understanding of the importance of addressing and integrating issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the education and professional preparation of students.
  • Expand knowledge of effective strategies for building community and equity within the classroom/studio.
  • Increase integration of the contributions of diverse groups and pluralistic perspectives in course content, class assignments and studio projects.


The event will begin with a public lecture on “Culturally Responsive Teaching” by Dr. Gay at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Kocimski Auditorium.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall. Building on Friday night’s lecture, Dr. Gay will detail the practice of culturally responsive teaching and guide faculty in generating ideas for the courses they teach.


There are 15 seats left. To participate, RSVP to Mark Chidister, by Friday, Sept. 9


The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, funding from the College of Design Office of the Dean and support from University Museums.

Mark Chidister, Senior Associate Dean
Audrey Kennis, Multicultural Liaison Officer
Monica Haddad, Associate Professor of Community & Regional Planning and College of Design Equity Officer
Barbara Caldwell, Associate Professor of Art & Visual Culture