November 4, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Faculty of Color Symposium
Navigating Educational Spaces in an Age of Racial Distress, Uncertainty, and Anxiety
Nebraska Union | Platte River
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents the Faculty of Color Symposium. The Symposium, organized by faculty members at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), is designed to recognize the perspectives and unique experiences of faculty of color, observe scholarly contributions and successes and determine paths forward in fostering a UNL community that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, research, and service/extension/outreach.
The 2022 Faculty of Color Symposium will include an interactive session and featured speaker. This year’s topic will focus on instructional situations where the disruption of discourse/dialogue challenges the opportunity for faculty and students to share information and develop knowledge regarding diversity and inclusive excellence. Faculty and students struggle in what is perceived as a new context of the classroom experience and are more uncomfortable than ever before in class discussions. Some faculty and students see a disconnect from the historical foundation of national/international social issues and concerns. In this environment, faculty who address social justice, diversity, and inclusion are beginning to express feelings of distress, uncertainty, and anxiety in the context of education and classroom engagement. This disproportionately impacts faculty of color. Effective strategies for instruction and classroom management will be discussed. All faculty and administrators are welcome to attend this event.
All faculty and administrators are welcome to attend this event.
Dr. Gwendolyn M. Combs
Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor Management Department College of Business
Dr. Dai Shizuka
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Dr. Francisco Munoz-Arriola
Associate Professor Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources
Dr. Jeannette Eileen Jones
Carl A Happold Assoicate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies
Dr. Cynthia Willis Esqueda
Department of Psychology and Ethnic Studies