Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Cohort-Based Series for VPs of Faculty Diversity

A COHORT-BASED SERIES FOR VPs OF FACULTY DIVERSITY

Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Hybrid Event Taking Place in Denver and Online

January 30 - April 21, 2023

Engage with a cohort of other faculty diversity leaders to build your network, explore common issues you face, and share current practices.

Overview

VPs for Faculty Diversity occupy singular roles on campus. Charged with the oversight of faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related initiatives, they play critically important roles in monitoring and continuously improving the overall faculty climate. First, they must be strategic thinkers, operating in service to faculty recruitment, retention, and success across multiple faculty levels and types simultaneously. To make meaningful change, they must also be skilled collaborators, working across stakeholder groups with a variety of academic leaders, central DEI leaders, and faculty themselves.

Given that VPs for Faculty Diversity have no peer equivalents on campus, they need ongoing support and community that can only be provided by others serving in a similar capacity. In this roundtable series, you’ll have the opportunity to join a group of other VPs for Faculty Diversity across higher education to discuss the common challenges you face, get support from experienced professionals, and build your professional network. You will:

  • Engage in discussion about timely topics and challenges you’re facing in your role in a small, cohort-based, and confidential environment.
  • Build community with other chiefs and VPs of Faculty Diversity and expand your professional network.
  • Learn from peers and exchange institution-specific practices and approaches.

To preserve an intimate and productive experience, this roundtable will be capped at 12 attendees.

 

In-Person and Virtual Sessions

To facilitate community and trust-building among the cohort from the start, the roundtable will kick off with a full-day in-person strategy session in Denver, Colorado on Monday, January 30, 2023. Seven biweekly, hour-long virtual sessions will follow, running from early February through the end of April.

Session 1 (In-person): Monday, January 30, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT: Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MT: Strategy session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT: Networking

Session 2 (Virtual): Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 3 (Virtual): Friday, February 24, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 4 (Virtual): Friday, March 10, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 5 (Virtual): Friday, March 24, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 6 (Virtual): Friday, April 7, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 7 (Virtual): Friday, April 21, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Can’t attend all sessions?

No problem. However, we recommend attending the in-person kick-off and at least five of the virtual sessions to get the most value from the experience.

 

Who Should Attend

This group engagement is designed specifically for VPs of Faculty Diversity charged with improving faculty diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across campus. If your institution does not have a VP-level position but you are 1) the most senior person on campus working on issues of faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 2) you have a Provost-level reporting line, this roundtable is also for you.

If you are a central Chief Diversity Officer or a VP for Faculty Affairs, we recommend that you check out these roundtables instead:

 

How Roundtables Work

The goal of this roundtable is to bring together a small cohort of peers for a comprehensive learning and networking experience. Through short, regular live meetings, you will come together with a maximum of eleven other peers alongside our expert in order to:

  • Build strong connections and expand your network.
  • Try new tactics and approaches to improve your effectiveness.
  • Share your own best practices and hear those of others.
  • Carve out time for self-reflection.
  • Be part of a cohort-based support community.
  • Contribute to the conversation with your own thought leadership.

AGENDA

Session 1 (In-person): Monday, January 30, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT: Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MT: Strategy session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT: Networking

Session 2 (Virtual): Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 3 (Virtual): Friday, February 24, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 4 (Virtual): Friday, March 10, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 5 (Virtual): Friday, March 24, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 6 (Virtual): Friday, April 7, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 7 (Virtual): Friday, April 21, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET


 
During this series of roundtable sessions, you and your fellow attendees will get to drive the agenda based on common challenges such as (but not limited to) the following:

Faculty recruitment & onboarding
  • Supporting the hiring of a diverse faculty across campus
  • Leading inclusive hiring initiatives
  • Creating inclusivity guidelines within each department
Faculty mentorship
  • Working across departments to create and improve faculty mentorship programs
  • Enhancing support via informal mentorship networks
  • Facilitating equity of opportunity and transparency around mentorship programs and requirements
Policies and guidelines
  • Engaging in open dialogue across departments to ensure transparent and equitable policies and guidelines, related to things like:
    • Hiring
    • Promotion & tenure
    • Faculty grievances
    • Faculty recognition & awards
Addressing academic bullying
  • Microaggressions
  • Exclusionary behavior
  • Withholding of information
  • Cliques and in group/out group dynamics
Navigating the scope & breadth of your position
  • Defining roles and expectations
  • Acting as an extension of the Provost
  • Working across stakeholder groups: academic leaders, central DEI leadership, faculty

LOCATION

January 30, 2023: Denver, CO | February 10 – April 21, 2023: Online

The kickoff session will be conducted in-person at Academic Impressions’ Denver-based office at:
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center – 3-star hotel
8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-804-0700
Distance from office: 0.5 miles if driving, 0.3 miles if walking

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center – 4-star hotel
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
303-779-1234
Distance from office: 1.1 miles

Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4-star hotel
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
303-779-1100
Distance from office: 0.9-1.2 miles, depending on route

FACILITATOR

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Norma Guerra

Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, the University of Texas at San Antonio

Norma Guerra holds a doctoral degree and is trained as a research practitioner in school psychology and holds a faculty role as a professor within the educational psychology department. Dr. Guerra has served in numerous administrative positions throughout the university over her career, including Executive Director of Human Resources Management and Development, Associate Vice President for Administration and Planning, and Director of the university’s first student success and retention office, Tomas Rivera Center.

Read Norma's Full Bio.

PRICING

VPs OF FACULTY DIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE

January 30 - April 21, 2023

$3,500

per person

Questions About the Event?

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Rabia Khan Harvey
Senior Learning and Development Manager
Academic Impressions

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