The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the seventh biennial Keeping Our Faculty of Color Symposium, which will take place April 17-19, 2016. We invite you to join us as we gather to engage cross-disciplinary theories, rigorous scholarship, and innovative practices to advance conceptual, empirical, and practical work to recruit, develop, and retain faculty of color.
Solicitation of Symposium Topics
We seek proposals for scholarly papers, panels, workshops, and posters related to recruiting, retaining, and advancing faculty of color in academia. We encourage new voices to join our conversation on topics including, but not limited to, the following questions.
- What important lessons have we learned about diversifying faculty?
- Do we need to rethink our current frameworks for advocating for and even discussing faculty diversity? If so, from which discursive resources should we draw?
- How can we ensure the continual interaction of theory, research, and practice as they relate to supporting a diverse faculty?
- How can faculty and administrators with multiple, intersecting identities support faculty diversity, especially as allies?
- How might partnerships within and between educational and community organizations creatively and effectively enhance faculty diversity?
- How should we assess our efforts to diversify our faculty in ways that inform practice and promote responsibility?
- What are the experiences of faculty of color? In what ways does the campus climate facilitate or inhibit their contributions?