Gain ideas for how to collaborate effectively with academic unit-level partners as a diversity, equity, and inclusion leader.
Those charged with leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work centrally at their institutions must maintain a delicate balance with their academic partners. On one hand, they must build strong relationships across colleges, schools, and departments that encourage engagement and trust in the programs, services, and resources the central DEI office provides. On the other, they must hold academic units accountable by taking deep-dive conversations into data, metrics, and planning to ensure regular and meaningful progress toward DEI goals.
Join us for a free discussion-based webcast to discuss how to best collaborate with deans, department chairs, and faculty in central DEI work. Through a facilitated dialogue with Marsha McGriff, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University and Kristin Deal, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Denver, you will gain ideas from our panelists and your peers on how to:
- Work with academic leaders to put metrics and accountability mechanisms in place
- Understand and leverage culture to build stronger relationships and further decision-making processes within and across units
- Navigate the unevenness of some units and/or disciplines being more engaged with DEI work than others
You will come away from the webcast with a deeper understanding of how other central DEI leaders across higher education are navigating the collaboration with unit-level partners.
Who Should Attend
This conversation has been designed for anyone leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work in a central capacity at their institution. Chief Diversity Officers, Directors of Offices of Equity & Inclusion, and their staff are encouraged to attend.
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Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Denver
Dr. Kristin Deal is the Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Denver, and an adjunct professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education. Dr. Deal, as a scholar-practitioner, is engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a specific focus on the intersections of race, emotionality, and inclusive pedagogical practices. As Director of ODEI, Kristin oversees diverse faculty retention and recruitment, ODEI's strategic planning initiatives, trainings with regard to diversity and inclusion, and serves as liaison to units and departments across campus.
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University
Dr. Marsha McGriff serves as the Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University. As the chief diversity officer, she has led the campus in the creation of its first inclusive excellence strategic plan. Dr. McGriff oversees the Office of Inclusive Excellence, which serves the campus and the community in the areas of inclusive excellence training and development, educational resources, and expert knowledge and support in diversity and inclusion issues and initiatives.
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