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Charting Diversity: Commitment, Honor, Challenge
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Charting Diversity: Commitment, Honor, Challenge
A Symposium and Workshop/Feb. 18-19

Diversity is "the most idealistic and most essential mission in all of American education." -- U.Va. President John T. Casteen III.

The University is launching a year-long initiative to deepen understanding of diversity around Grounds and foster new ways of responding to the changing needs of our community. U.Va. is sponsoring a kick-off conference on Feb. 18 and 19 that will feature roundtables on eight topics -- policy and procedure, curriculum and pedagogy, student development, recruitment and retention of students, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, physical space and environmental assessment, community, governance and leadership -- to stimulate discussion about the ways in which the University treats and responds to its diverse community. This year of introspection will conclude with a colloquium in the fall of 2001.

Sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and the president's office, the Feb. 18-19 symposium will culminate in devising a plan of action to realize and sustain diversity in all activities. For more information, see http://www.virginia.edu/chartingdiversity.

The Schedule:

Friday Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcoming Remarks and Charge to Participants U.Va. President John T. Casteen III
9:00 Session I: Diversity in Higher Education: Why It Matters William E. Kirwan, president, Ohio State University Sylvia Hurtado, associate professor of education, University of Michigan
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Session II: Shaping the Entering Class: Determining Merit for Admission Angela E. Oh, attorney, head of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission and member of the President's Commission on Race (1997-98) Michael T. Nettles, professor of education, University of Michigan
12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:00 Session III: Where Are We Now? Self-Assessment and Strategic Change Michael A. Olivas, professor of law, Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance, University of Houston Law Center Edgar F. Beckham, senior fellow, American Association of Colleges andUniversities
3:15 Coffee Break
3:30 Session IV: Realizing the Vision: University Initiatives Lee C. Bollinger, president, University of Michigan Gladys Brown, associate director, Office of Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education
4:45 Summary and Challenge to Roundtable Discussion Groups Edward A. Snyder, dean, U.Va. Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
5:30 Reception at the Bayly Art Museum

Newcomb Hall Theater 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 Welcoming Remarks and Charge to Roundtable Discussion Groups Glenna Chang, assistant dean of students, U.Va.
9:00 Roundtable Discussions I: Identifying Issues and Concerns
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Roundtable Discussions II: Setting a Plan for Action
Noon Closing Remarks Patricia H. Werhane, professor of business ethics, Darden School












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