Inclusion Champions Present... Bridging the Gap: Faculty and Staff Perspectives

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Open to all UCF faculty, staff, and students

Unexplored Diversity - Belief and Non-Belief Systems in Student Development

Wednesday, October 17 from 9:00am-10:30am

Course number: DIV395

Facilitator: Jeannie Kiriwas

Location: Barbara Ying Center, Room 140

There are many reasons why and specific challenges that lead people to feel discomfort discussing belief/non-belief development. This session hopes to alleviate those concerns by showing how a public university employee can support intersectionality and the holistic development of students. Attendees will leave with resources and practical solutions for engaging in conversations related to belief and non-belief systems with students.

The Past is Present: Diversity in the University Archives at UCF

Wednesday, October 17 from 11:00am-12:30pm

Course number: DIV397

Facilitator: Mary Rubin, Kryslynn Collazo, Brandon Nightingale

Location: Barbara Ying Center, Room 140

Archivists seek to document, preserve, and organize the record of the broadest range of individuals, organizations and our communities while encouraging a diversity of viewpoints and ensuring the greatest access to the information by the public. Archivists also embrace identifying and working with communities to actively document those whose voices have been overlooked or marginalized.

UCF is committed to advocating for and ensuring the diversity and inclusion of its students, staff, and faculty. And the University Archives, the official repository of all aspects of life at the University of Central Florida, is committed to preserving the diverse history of UCF.

Brandon Nightingale will speak on his work in the archives related to researching the Black Student Union and fulfilling archives requests. The Black Student Union has been on campus since 1969 and is still an active organization today.

Kryslynn Collazo will speak on her work in the archives related to processing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Records. ODI has been a leading force in UCFs effort in building an inclusive culture for all students, faculty and staff by promoting diversity and inclusion practices and policies since 1994.

Mary Rubin will speak on her work in the archives related to responding and processing the Pulse Collection. The Pulse Collection contains ephemera left behind and materials from vigils and other events as UCF continues to remember and pay tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy that happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Diversity in High Tech - Challenges and Opportunities for Future Leaders

Wednesday, October 17 from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Course number: DIV396

Facilitator: Timothy Walker

Location: Barbara Ying Center, Room 140

The high tech sector is booming, offering career opportunities at better than average wages, but not everyone has a seat at the table. Worse, many who enter the industry soon leave it, citing toxic working environments. Join Tim Walker to discuss recent research on this issue, the benefits of diversity and Inclusion, and what we can do to create better workplaces and a better world.

Bridging the Gap: Faculty and Staff Perspectives

Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30pm-5:00pm

Course number: DIV398

Facilitator: Maria Ramiccio

Location: Barbara Ying Center, Room 140

In this workshop, we will explore the micro-messages and micro-inequities from leadership and faculty that make staff feel left out or left behind. Conversely, we will seek to understand what micro-messages make faculty feel excluded, and discover what steps we can take to make the workplace more inclusive of all employees, regardless of title.

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