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Ann Arbor MI 12-08-2017 12-08-2017 Re-imagining hiring, tenure, promotion, and reviews

Diversity Work is Intellectual

December 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandenberg, Michigan League
Sponsored by: Diversity Scholars Network and the Network to Advance Faculty of Color at the University of Michiga
Contact Information: Laura Sanchez-Parkinson /

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Diversity work by faculty has been critical to create inclusive learning environments and to advance institutional efforts. To do diversity work is to be thoughtful and demonstrate expertise that is often outside of a faculty's scholarly area. In order to engage in these efforts, faculty devote time to understand the complexities around diversity, equity and inclusion and develop skills, which often do not count towards their scholarly productivity. Diversity work has often been referred to as "invisible work" - work that is typically not valued by institutions to the same degree as other faculty work that leads to tenure and promotion. Participants will gain insight of current institutional efforts to "count" diversity work in hiring, tenure, promotion and reviews. There will also be an opportunity for discussion and strategizing. This session will feature a panel of University of Michigan leaders including: Alec D. Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering Patricia D. Hurn, Dean of Nursing Elizabeth B. Moje, Dean of Education Lynn Videka, Dean of Social Work Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer The panel will be moderated by Tabbye Chavous, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity.