DIRECTO Spring Conversation Series
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Join us for a university-wide Spring Conversation Series on Topics in Diversity & Inclusion in Research and Teaching! This series of events are sponsored by the FSU President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and will take place from 11:30-1:30 PM in the Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall on the 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars & Fellows House on the following three dates: Friday, 2/1, Thursday, 3/28, and Friday, 4/12/2019. Members of the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) and the Fellows Society joined together to create DIRECTO, the Diversity & Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization to organize these initiatives. Each event aims to have an impact on a significant portion of the campus community and will be open to all students, faculty, alumni, and staff.
The topic for each event is as follows:
Friday, 2/1/19: Recruiting and Creating Supporting Environments: register here (Please register now for our event on 2/1, as space is limited to 40 attendees per event/conversation.)
Thursday, 3/28/19: Implicit Bias – register here
Friday, 4/12/19: Diversity without Borders – register here
*You may register to attend all, or a portion of, these events.
Spring Conversation Series Goal
We hope these events will create a “safe-space” for individuals and groups within the FSU community to discuss issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity. More importantly, we want attendees and participants to walk away from the event with tangible ways to incorporate diversity and inclusion in their research projects and teaching methods.
Date and Location
Each of the three Conversations in the Conversation Series will take place from 11:30am-1:30pm, with lunch served from 12:15-12:45, in the Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall on the 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (HSF) on the following three dates: Friday, 2/1, Thursday, 3/28, and Friday, 4/12. You may register to attend all, or a portion of, these events.
Each Conversation Event is organized in two parts. The first begins at 11:30 AM, with a presenter or presenters leading a conversation on the topic designated for that day. We will then have lunch from 12:15-12:45 PM (lunch is included, but be sure to indicate if you plan to stay for lunch when you register). The second part is after lunch and will feature a second presenter or presenters leading another conversation on the topic designated for that day. Presentations will be designed in formats conducive to encouraging conversation and participation on issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity.
11:15 AM: Check-in open
11:30 – 12:15 PM: First presentation/conversation
12:12 – 12:45 PM: Lunch (included for those who have registered for lunch)
12:45 – 1:30 PM: Second presentation/conversation
*Check for updates on presentation titles and descriptions coming soon! https://gradschool.fsu.edu/directo-inaugural-symposium-diversity-and-inclusion-research-and-teaching.
*Presentations will be facilitated by students, faculty, staff, and administration from a variety of disciplines across campus. Seating is limited, so register soon!