The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and UNO Center for Faculty Excellence will host a campus forum and a set of faculty workshops on diversity in higher education and how a lack of diversity can impact areas of faculty and student success.
The forum "How Lack of Inclusion and Diversity Affect Campus Community And Student Success" will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 - 11 a.m., at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Room 132. The event, which is open to the campus community, is being led by Virginia Valian, distinguished professor of psychology, linguistics and speech language-hearing sciences at Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center.
Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP due to limited seating. Students are especially encouraged to attend in person if they are able.
A livestream of the forum will also be available for those who cannot physically attend. To register to attend the forum in person or online, visit http://bit.ly/valian-campus-forum.
Valian's work focuses on gender equity and the psychology of language. Her research has included the reasons behind women's slow advancement in the workplace and has developed proposed remedies for individuals and institutions alike, which she will share at the forum.
Valian is also the author of "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women" and co-author of "An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence.
Four faculty workshops will be held by on the topic of faculty search committees and the faculty search process.
Because search committees play a crucial role in recruiting diverse faculty, it is important to have strategies that will integrate inclusive practices and reduce the impact of unconscious bias through the search process.
The workshops will cover topics including how to write a job description, how to assess a representative candidate pool and creating positive interview experiences.
The workshop dates are:
- Monday, Sept. 30, 11:30 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CPACS Room 132
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Mammel Hall Room 118.
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, Noon to 2:30 p.m. in CPACS Room 132
In order to attend, please reserve your spot through the Center for Faculty Excellence's registration form at http://bit.ly/recruit-diverse-faculty-workshop.
For more information on the campus forum or faculty workshops, please visit the Center for Faculty Excellence website or call 402.554.2427.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.