Event Title

Striking a Match to Institutional Bridges: Co-Conspiring to Overcome Barriers to DEI Work

Start Date

16-10-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

16-10-2020 12:50 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

At the height of national civil unrest, demands for justice can be heard over the silence of institutional racism. Two student affairs professionals co-conspire to address the need for equity and inclusion work at their community college. Using their respective theoretical frameworks, the presenters discuss their efforts to change institutional requirements for diversity coursework and professional development for faculty and staff. The presentation will highlight the college context of resistance, and changes that have been implemented in the most recent academic year. This session has implications for administrators and faculty members and will offer suggestions for others to engage in collective and individual practices that center a more just and equitable campus environment for all students.

Speaker Information

Alex Berry

Director, Student Development, Richland Community College, Decatur, IL

Clarice Thomas

Student Success Coach, Richland Community College, Decatur, IL

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Striking a Match to Institutional Bridges: Co-Conspiring to Overcome Barriers to DEI Work

At the height of national civil unrest, demands for justice can be heard over the silence of institutional racism. Two student affairs professionals co-conspire to address the need for equity and inclusion work at their community college. Using their respective theoretical frameworks, the presenters discuss their efforts to change institutional requirements for diversity coursework and professional development for faculty and staff. The presentation will highlight the college context of resistance, and changes that have been implemented in the most recent academic year. This session has implications for administrators and faculty members and will offer suggestions for others to engage in collective and individual practices that center a more just and equitable campus environment for all students.