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From the Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Guest Speaker: Inclusivity/Exclusivity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education - October 11

Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to engage in discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education with Caryl Loney-McFarlane, diversity and inclusion staff fellow at Princeton University and an independent higher education diversity consultant, on Thursday, October 11. Dr. Loney-McFarlane will present on the three topics listed below. Please click the topic title to see more information and to register.

From community colleges to the most elite institutions to the largest public universities, higher education is leading the nation’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in its many configurations, with varying definitions and focuses. Yet our nation’s racial divisions seem more ingrained than previously acknowledged, and student groups on campuses across the country continue to demand change, even on campuses with highly diverse student populations. How do the national climate and the campus climate intersect? Come and participate in engaging discussions and presentations looking briefly at the American sociohistorical climate, diversity demographics from universities across the nation, and promising practices in improving campus climate, all presented and facilitated through engaging narrative.

Inclusivity/Exclusivity: Diversity in Higher Education
Audience: Staff, faculty, and administrators
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Bulger Communication Center 424 (formerly West 2)

Implicit Bias and Inclusive Pedagogies' Impact on Student Success
Audience: Faculty
12:15–1:30 p.m.
Caudell Hall 222

Supporting a Diverse Student Population
Audience: Staff
3:30–4:45 p.m.
Classroom Building C122

About Caryl Loney-McFarlane
Caryl Loney-McFarlane is an independent higher education diversity, strategic, and organizational planning consultant currently working with various universities and organizations on the micro and macro levels, aiding in organizational collaborations, grant development, program creation, and mentoring initiatives. She completed her doctorate in literatures in English at Rutgers University in 2007. Her graduate work focused on twentieth-century African diaspora literature with a concentration on the novels of Toni Morrison. Currently, her independent scholarship focuses on racism in American history and its intersection with and impact on our present-day interactions and relationships. Dr. Loney-McFarlane is the former senior program officer of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where she directed six higher-education programs for underrepresented populations. Both in her current work as a diversity consultant and through the various mentoring relationships and programs she facilitates, she seeks to aid her clients and students in their efforts to diversify their institutions and address structural and individual racism.

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