Comm Disc: Partnering with Faculty to Promote Diversity, Access, Inclusion & Equity in Global Ed
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Who selects faculty-led program leaders and why is it important? In this community discussion, a panel of ed abroad professionals will share resources and experiences that helped develop a study abroad program that attracted a diverse group of students, fostered community among the group and was beneficial in the professional development of the faculty leader.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/22/2020
When: Wednesday, January 22
2pm- 3pm Eastern
Contact: Diversity Abroad
501-982-0635 Ext 707

Online registration is available until: 1/22/2020
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Title: Partnering with Faculty to Promote Diversity, Access, Inclusion, and Equity in Global Education 



This session will examine institutional challenges and structural roadblocks in the development of a faculty led education abroad programs led by faculty who will attract underrepresented and diverse students. Panel members and participants will discuss effective approaches and best practices in recruiting and incentivizing faculty from diverse backgrounds to lead study abroad programs. Panelists will also share resources and best first-steps for any size office to begin building a faculty-led study abroad portfolio as well as how to recruit, train and incentivize 1st time faculty to lead programs.


Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Community Diversity Relations - Oregon State University
Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Study Abroad - University of Washington Tacoma
Francine M. A'Ness, Associate Director & Research Assistant Professor - Dartmouth College
Laurie Jensen, Global Seminars Manager - University of Pennsylvania
Paige Butler, Assistant Professor - Middlebury Institute of International Studies
DuBois Jennings, Field Director - IFSA (The Institute for Study Abroad)



Members: complimentary

Non-Members: $99


Diversity Abroad hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.

During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.

Community Discussions will consist of:

  • Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)

  • Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)

  • Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)

  • Community discussion with attendees (25 min)

  • Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)