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2016 Diversity & Inclusion Summit

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The Office for Institutional Diversity hosted the

Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Building and Leveraging Partnerships Across Campus

on June 1, 2016

Thank you to over 170 faculty, staff and administrators who attended and made the event a success! The Summit focused on how Boston College contributes to the social justice mission of the Society of Jesus through our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community by building and leveraging partnerships across campus.  The Summit, open to faculty and staff, included and looked beyond, compliance to provide insight into the programs, initiatives, and relevant research related to diversity and inclusion, in the hopes of creating a continuous learning experience.  

See the sections below for more information on what contributed to making the 2016 summit great:

Dear Colleague:


The Office for Institutional Diversity will be hosting a Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Building and Leveraging Partnerships Across Campus on June 1, 2016, at Gasson Hall from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The Summit, open to faculty and staff, will focus on how Boston College contributes to the social justice mission of the Society of Jesus through our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community by building and leveraging partnerships across campus.  The Summit will include and look beyond, compliance to provide insight into the programs, initiatives, and relevant research related to diversity and inclusion, in the hopes of creating a continuous learning experience.  

In preparation for the upcoming Summit, the Program Committee is seeking proposals that reflect best thinking in the field, through theory, research, and practice.   The Program Committee is interested in proposals that offer practical guidance that begins at the Summit and extends into other day-to-day contexts and beyond.  After a keynote address and a panel discussion, the Summit will feature 75 minute concurrent sessions that will highlight selected proposals.

Potential presenters will be asked to submit a proposal for a program/workshop or to participate as an exhibitor, to highlight what is currently taking place in their area:

  • Academic Affairs (Colleges across campus), ex. faculty, research, inclusive excellence in teaching
  • Student Affairs/Life, ex, report on findings from the black student experience research)
  • Human Resources, ex recruitment and hiring, staff development, Affinity groups, OID initiatives
  • Centers and Institutes
  • Mission and Ministry, ex social justice programs and services
  • Athletics
  • Admissions, recruitment of diverse student body
  • Administrative units

 

*As part of our continued efforts to ensure all areas have an opportunity to submit a proposal, the Program Committee has extended the deadline for proposal submission to Friday, February 19, 2016.


 
Please fill the Proposal Submission Form. You may also Download the template of the Proposal Submission Form in a word document and fill it out before submitting your final copy in the Proposal Submission Form. Members of the Program Committee in conjunction with the Office for Institutional Diversity will make the final selection and notify those selected by April 1, 2016.  

Please share this request with others in your area that may be interested in sharing their work during the concurrent session.  If you have any questions regarding the proposal process please contact Patricia Lowe at 617-552-3334 or patricia.lowe@bc.edu.   We look forward to receiving proposals from your area.  

 

Sincerely,

Patricia Lowe
Program Committee Chair                        
2016 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The Diversity and Inclusion Summit will feature an Exhibit hall in Gasson Hall. Please consider showcasing your work to share your contributions in the area of diverse populations and inclusion through your research and practice. This is a wonderful opportunity for Boston College faculty and staff to come together as a community, representing different schools and departments within the University, and sharing best thinking in Diversity and Inclusion.

You can use existing material as well, a poster board, cover to a book, write up, or pamphlet. The ideal size for a poster board would be no larger then 20 X 30.

Exhibit hours are from 11:00-4:30. Location: Gasson Hall/Library.

For more information please contact:

Sarah Hood or Patty Birch

Boston College

2016 Diversity and Inclusion Summit 

Building and Leveraging Partnerships Across Campus

The Diversity and Inclusion Summit will focus on how Boston College contributes to the social justice mission of the Society of Jesus through our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community by building and leveraging partnership. The summit will include, and look beyond, compliance to provide, insight into the programs, initiatives, and relevant research related to diversity and inclusion across the University. 

Schedule of Events

9:00am - Registration opens

  • Full hot Southern breakfast hosted by dining staff Frankie Cadle and Ron Adams
  • Networking 

9:30am - Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • Invocation by Walter "Skipp" Conlan, S.J.
  • Summit Co-Chairs - Judy Ferres and Damita Davis 
  • David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculty 

9:45am - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Damon Williams 
    Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transforming in Higher Education 

    Exhibit Hall Opens at 11:00am (Closes at 4:30pm)

11:15am - Break 

11:30am - Lunch 
    Brazilian Luncheon hosted by dining staff Edgar Filho

11:45am- Panel of Thought Leaders 

  • Moderator: Joy Moore, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations
  • Panelists

Janet Helms, PhD, Lynch School of Education and Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
Brad Harrington, EdD, Executive Director, Center for Work and Family
Gustavo Morello, PhD, S.J., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Richard Jackson, EdD, Associate Professor, Lynch School of Education 

1:00pm - Break

1:15pm - Educational Concurrent Sessions 1

2:05pm - Educational Concurrent Sessions 2

2:55pm - Break

3:00pm - Educational Concurrent Sessions 3

3:50pm - Break 

4:00pm - Closing Reception 

  • Closing Remarks by David Trainor, Vice President of Human Resources 
  • Mediterranean Tasting Hosted by Abdelhak Aslane 
  • Meet and Greet with Dr. Damon Williams and book signing 
  • Conversations and Connections 
Keynote Speaker Damon Williams

Listen to the Keynote speech!

Dr. Damon A. Williams
Senior Vice President & Chief Education Officer
Program, Training and Youth Development Services
Boys & Girls Club of America

Professional Bio

Dr. Damon A. Williams is a scholar, leader, and educator passionate about making organizations inclusive and excellent for all, creating equitable educational outcomes, and activating learning, youth development, and leadership in ways that are transformative and inspiring of new possibilities. 

In September of 2013, he assumed a new role of global responsibility as the Senior Vice President for Program, Training, and Youth Development Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In this role, he is the chief education officer for the Boys & Girls Club movement, as he leads the national program strategy, focusing in on strengthening the Club experience for the nearly 4 million youth annually served by Clubs. 

Prior to joining BGCA, he served for five years as associate vice chancellor, vice provost, chief diversity officer, and member of the educational leadership and policy analysis faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there he was the founding leader of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, a vertically integrated divisional infrastructure that includes the nation’s largest pre-college to college pipeline development program, the world’s only hip-hop urban arts scholarship program learning community, innovative campus-wide partnerships to enhance STEM achievement and faculty diversification, research centers, and a four-city partnership with the National Posse Foundation.

Dr. Williams has lectured at and been a consultant to more than 300 organizations and higher education institutions globally. He is a four-time scholar in residence for the Association of American Colleges and Universities also serving as a contributing author in their Inclusive Excellence Project. His most recent books, Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation In Higher Education and The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management provide a sophisticated and nuanced approach to assist leaders with the overall process of leading diversity themed change and developing sound diversity infrastructures and strategies. 

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where his focus was in the area of organizational behavior and management. He received his master’s degree in educational leadership and his bachelor’s degree in black world studies and sociology both from Miami University.

Co-Chairs Judy Ferres, Associate Director   
Office for Institutional Diversity
judy.ferres@bc.edu
Damita Davis, Associate Director
Office for Institutional Diversity
damita.davis@bc.edu
 Finance    Monetta Edwards, Ass't. Director,
Winston Center for Leadership & Ethics, CSOM 
monetta.edwards@bc.edu
 
Marketing 

Maura Colleary, Interim Director, Finance & Administration, School of Theology & Ministry 
maura.colleary@bc.edu

Jennifer Fraone, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Center for Work & Family
jennifer.fraone@bc.edu

Jessica Pesce, Manager, Faculty & Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties
jessica.pesce@bc.edu

Michelle Muccini, Web Design & Communications Specialist, Center For Centers
michelle.marchany@bc.edu

 

Registration  Eileen O'Donnell, Emergency Management Planner,
Emergency Preparedness & Mgmt 
eileen.odonnell@bc.edu
 
Programs 

Patricia Lowe, Exec. Director
Office for Institutional Diversity
patricia.lowe@bc.edu

James Weiss, Associate Professor
Theology Department 
Director, A&S Capstone Program, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences
james.weiss@bc.edu 

Ines Maturana-Sendoya, Director,
Bowman AHANA & Intercultural Center
ines.maturana@bc.edu

Pradeep Frederick, Senior Applications Developer,
Student & Academic Application Services, ITS pradeep.frederick@bc.edu

Logistics  Edilma Reyes Hosein, Ass't. Director
Office for Institutional Diversity
edilma.hosein@bc.edu
 
Volunteers  Karen Jarvis, Assistant Director
Office of Sponsored Programs 
karen.jarvis@bc.edu
Lucy Zhang, Senior Enrollment Analyst & Data Strategist, Enrollment Management Dean's Office
lucy.zhang@bc.edu
   Exhibitors Sarah Hood, Field Education Specialist
Field Office, GSSW 
sarah.hood@bc.edu
Patricia Birch
Field Education Specialist
McGuinn Hall 208B
patricia.birch@bc.edu