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2020 Women in Science and Engineering Conference

Two Week Outlook

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Location:
364
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512-245-2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
This event has been postponed until the fall 2020 semester. More information will be sent out as it is available.

Retaining a diverse population of students begins prior to students being admitted. The hard work begins with building an academic community. The Department of Communication Disorders has graduated a majority minority graduate cohort for two years in a row. Currently the undergraduate program is majority minority. Fostering this kind of growth of a program in a profession where only 6% of its members are from an underrepresented group nationally, requires building an academic community that is diverse, accomplished, and collegial. This workshop will present lessons learned and strategies programs can use to support the success of all students from admittance to graduation and beyond.

Learner Objectives:
1. Discuss ways to recruit and retain talented faculty.
2. Identify ways to diversify the applicant pool for graduate programs.
3. List ways to help decrease attrition risks for students.
4. Describe ways to mentor undergraduate students through the pipeline to graduate school.
5. Connect the importance of engaging alumni with retention and success of current students.

This workshop will address the university’s stated mission and shared value of promoting a diverse student body and inclusive campus community and its goal to promote the success of all students.



Presenters: 
Dr. Valarie Fleming, Professor and Chair, Communication Disorders
Dr. Celeste Domsch, Associate Professor, Communication Disorders
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Responsibilities of Universities for Academic Freedom, Diversity, and Inclusion
 
Presenters
• Philosophy of Law Class Special Guest: Julie Reuben, Harvard Graduate School of Education
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
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Location:
TBD; 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Patricia Clarke
facultydevelopment@txstate.edu
512-245-2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
This event has been postponed until the fall 2020 semester. More information will be sent out as it is available.


This interactive workshop provides a review of the faculty hiring process with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity. Based on the newly-developed Toolkit and Best Practices for Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring and Retention, the presentation will focus on policies and procedures to increase the quality and diversity of applicant pools, reduce inconsistencies in assessing applicants, and eliminate differential treatment.

Specific topics to be discussed include the following:
• Roles of the search committee chair and members
• Steps in building a recruitment plan
• Advertising and recruiting
• Assessment process
• Candidate visits/interviews
• Candidate selection
• Extending and negotiating an offer

Please join us for a productive discussion to improve Texas State!

This workshop supports the university’s goal to provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university’s strategic direction.

Presenters:  
Dr. Scott Bowman, Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Lyndi Wittekiend, Faculty Employment Manager, Faculty and Academic Resources
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 208
; 208
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc A. Wallace
Department of Political Science
maw301@txstate.edu
512.245.3269
Campus Sponsor:
Discouse in Democracy and the Department of Political Science
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
An update will be issued once a makeup date has been set.

 
Official Common Experience Event
Discourse in Democracy Series

 
Repping the (Grass) Roots:
From Community Advocate to Elected Official

 
Austin City Council member Natasha Harper-Madison represents Austin’s District 1, the part of town where she was born and raised. Her upbringing endowed her with an intimate knowledge of her community’s strengths and its unique struggles. The lessons she learned as a successful small business owner on the Eastside led her down a path towards advocacy. She served as president of the East 12th Street Merchants Association and also founded East Austin Advocates, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting under-represented residents with the resources they need to succeed. Her community-level activism sparked Harper-Madison’s interest in seeking public office, a goal she achieved with her first campaign for City Council in 2018. She is the chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and sits on the Housing and Planning Committee, Judicial Committee, and Regional Affordability Committee. She is a thriving breast cancer survivor.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Room 3-3.1; LBJ Student Center Room 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
Student Diversity and Inclusion
osdi@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity and Inclusion
Lunches are informal meet-and-greets with peers, representatives of various on- and off-campus resources, and faculty and staff. We understand that student veterans may be in-between classes, work, studying or other responsibilities, we encourage you to stay, but understand if you must come-and-go. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Food Insecurity and Food Justice: Opportunities and Implications
 
Presenters
• Cassandra Johnson, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
• Lesli Biediger-Friedman, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

For all diversity events, visit our full Texas State Diversity Calendar.

The Importance of Inclusion

Texas is diverse. Texas State University reflects the population of Texas and it is up to us as a public institution to be actively inclusive of that diversity. Our mission is to create new knowledge and prepare graduates to excel as citizens of the world, and to achieve that mission we must ensure equitable opportunities for all members of the university community. Within this site, you’ll find information about how we hold ourselves accountable to that responsibility.

Our Strategic Plan Goals

Learn more about our goals

  1. Strengthen Our Culture of Respect and Inclusion
  2. Strengthen Our Efforts to Better Identify and Overcome Barriers to Inclusion
  3. Strengthen Our Ability to Better Understand and Define Our University Community
  4. Strengthen Our Efforts to Maintain a Safe University Environment Free From Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
  5. Strengthen the Diversity of Faculty and Senior-level Administrators (Director & above)

Updates and Initiatives

December 2019

President's statement about Elevating the Chief Diversity Officer to a Cabinet-level position

Q&A with Interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Stella Silva on the role and its impact.

 

November 2019

The Bobcat J.E.D.I Program  launched!

 

October 2019

Immigration Policy and Law Relating to the Students site is now live!

Bring it up Bobcats! Texas State University Bias Response Protocol site is now complete! Visit our page for more information on ways to report incidents of hate and bias that occur on campus.

 

August 2019

Capacity Building Action Plan is launched.

 

April 2019

Cuentos and Testimonies: Diversity and Inclusion at Texas State

 

February 22, 2019

Message from Chief Diversity Officer Ameerah McBride

Diversity Connections Directory

Diversity Connections is a directory that gives students the opportunity to search faculty and staff based on their racial/ethnic background, Ally  status (Ally of Texas State, Trans Ally, Veteran Friendly Ally, and  Dreamer Ally), Department/Office, and Veteran Status. The goal of the  Diversity Connections directory is to help students connect with Texas State faculty and staff who can serve as mentors, advocates, and a support system.

Visit the Diversity Connections Directory

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Student Resources

Students are the essence of any university. Texas State has a variety of services, academic programs and organizations for and by the student body, joining together to form an inclusive community. Student resources include:

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Faculty and Staff Resources

As leaders and mentors inside the classroom and out, the university’s faculty and staff have a large role in shaping the Texas State community. We offer programs to support many affinity groups and guide inclusive practices. Faculty and Staff Resources include:

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