Spring 2021 Faculty Inclusivity Conference

March 3-4, 2021

The purpose of this Inclusivity Conference is to center the needs of faculty of color at Humboldt State University. Faculty of color bring important and diverse perspectives to the university, enriching the learning experience for all our students, strengthening the scholarship of the university, and making our institution a better place to work for all of us. At the same time, they grapple with multiple and intersecting challenges due to structural barriers to their thriving and success at HSU. Over two days, faculty at HSU are invited to participate in a series of open conversations about what the university needs to do to help faculty of color succeed, thrive, and feel safe at HSU. Please join colleagues in roundtable discussions on March 3rd and 4th.

Live Roundtable Discussions on Wednesday, March 3rd

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Welcome to the Conference

Dr. Jenn Capps, Provost

 

Structural Racism, and Institutional Racism in the Academy

Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey, San Francisco State University

Most universities have done very little to acknowledge and dismantle structural and institutional racism that negatively impacts the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty in the academy. This roundtable discussion focuses on experiences of faculty of color at HSU, and is intended to inform actions and policies that will move us forward to a more racially just and equitable university.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Social

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Safety and Faculty of Color

Simone Aloisio, Academic Personnel Services
Melissa Meiris, Stepping Stone Diversity Consulting

Underrepresented faculty are disproportionately targeted with threats and harassment from individuals and groups from inside and outside the University.  Sometimes these threats are based on the content of the faculty member’s teaching, scholarship, or service.  This roundtable discussion will focus on supporting faculty targeted in these situations.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live Roundtable Discussions on Thursday, March 4th

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Being an Ally/Co-Conspirator in Support of Faculty of Color

Melissa Meiris, Stepping Stone Diversity Consulting

Description coming soon!

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preparing for Leadership in Governance Roles

Mary Virnoche, Sociology and Jennifer Eichstedt, Criminology and Social Justice

What leadership opportunities are available at HSU? What can we do to best support you in being involved in governance on campus?

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Valuing the Work of Advising and Supporting Students; Counting Services, Cultural Taxation, and Emotional Labor

Nikola Hobbel, English and Humnath Panta, Business

What does cultural taxation look like at HSU? What structures can and will support faculty of color to build vibrant, thriving professional lives on our campus? This roundtable discussion will bring together successes and challenges with implications for policy and practice.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual Social

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm