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.
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.
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.
Cabell Hall Auditorium
Remarks and Charge to Participants U.Va. President John T.
I: Diversity in Higher Education: Why It Matters William E.
Kirwan, president, Ohio State University Sylvia Hurtado, associate
professor of education, University of Michigan
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
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
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
and Challenge to Roundtable Discussion Groups Edward A. Snyder,
dean, U.Va. Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
at the Bayly Art Museum
Newcomb Hall Theater 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Remarks and Charge to Roundtable Discussion Groups Glenna
Chang, assistant dean of students, U.Va.
Discussions I: Identifying Issues and Concerns
Discussions II: Setting a Plan for Action
Remarks Patricia H. Werhane, professor of business ethics,