Tech Will Host Conference, Seeks Participation
submitted by the Office for Institutional Diversity
Michigan Tech will host the 2011 State of Michigan Equity Within the Classroom Conference, March 27-29. Organizers have begun the call for presentations, workshops and/or posters.
The title of the conference is "The Changing Face of America: Helping Michigan Compete."
The conference participants include university and college faculty, staff and administrators, as well as state program representatives and precollege educators.
The conference is sponsored by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, the state's 15 public and five private universities, GEAR UP Michigan! and Michigan Campus Compact.
"We encourage the campus community to participate and attend," Anderson says. "We know that many people on campus have exciting research and programs to share with colleagues across the state. And please suggest this conference to colleagues at other institutions who might want to attend or participate."
For instructions and to complete and download proposal forms, go to equity .
Proposals are due Monday, Jan. 17.
The conference registration will be posted in early February, and the featured speakers and hotel information will be ready soon.
For more information or questions, contact Chris Anderson, special assistant to the president, at 487-2472 or at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Carol Argentati at 487-1827 or email@example.com .
A more detailed agenda, as well as the speakers and presenters, will be posted in the coming weeks.
The following speakers are confirmed.
Monday, Mar. 28
Opening speaker: Valerie Young, of Changing Course.com, will present "The Imposter Syndrome." She will also do a workshop.
Midday speaker (tentative): Shaun Harper, of the Graduate School of Education at Penn State, and/or a community college representative.
Late-afternoon speaker: Maya Kobersy, a lead lawyer for the University of Michigan, will present "Legal Issues Update related to Prop 2."
Joseph Brown, of Stanford University, will do a workshop and a one-hour presentation on recruiting underrepresented graduate students. He will also lead a workshop for students on how to study for the GRE.
Tuesday, March 29
Kim Houston Philpot, vice president at Dow Corning, will introduce the corporate panel.
Closing speaker: Sandra Begay Campbell will give a Native perspective and discuss diversity in the STEM disciplines. She will also serve on the corporate panel. She is an engineer for Sandia Labs and was the former director of AISES.