Dear Faculty and Staff,
Join with your colleagues on Friday, April 21, 2023, as both the Faculty Development Center and the Provost's Office will be hosting events discussing inclusive excellence and celebrating inclusive teaching. Registration is required for both events to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.
We hope to see you there as we celebrate UMBC's commitment to diversity and inclusion and we thank Provost Rous for his support for these programs.
Linda Hodges, Director, Faculty Development Center
Orianne Smith, Special Assistant to the Provost for Special Faculty Initiatives
Inclusive Excellence at UMBC Reading Series
Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m.
The Commons, Room 331
Join this breakfast book discussion of An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian. This book focuses on what faculty and administrators can do to rethink and re-envision inclusive excellence within the university culture, which is especially relevant given the recent change in the UMBC promotion and tenure policy to recognize and reward DEIA efforts. There is another opportunity to discuss this book scheduled for March 31.
Seventh Annual Provost's Teaching and Learning Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2023, Noon -- 3:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
Please join us for the seventh annual Provost's Teaching and Learning Symposium as we celebrate the return from remote instruction. The symposium, part of the Hrabowski Innovation Fund initiative, will bring together UMBC faculty and staff to discuss transformative learning experiences. This year's event will feature lunch, a keynote presentation, and a poster session for UMBC faculty and staff to share their teaching projects. More details on the Symposium, including the full schedule and the call for poster proposals, can be found here.
We are excited to have Dr. Bryan Dewsbury presenting the keynote, Beyond Inclusion -- Teaching for Civic Engagement and Social Participation. Dr. Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at Florida International University, where he also is an Associate Director of the STEM Transformation Institute. We hope that you will register to attend the lunch and keynote and stay for the poster session!