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Development Day - September 4, 2018

"Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Success: Expanding Opportunities for Our Students"

Detailed Agenda (PDF)


Concurrent Sessions I

Understanding and Supporting the Social and Academic Needs for First Generation Students (PDF)
Dr. Randall Grometstein, Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Mr. Jason Smith, Director of Expanding Horizons

Incorporating Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education Classroom Setting (PDF)
Dr. Karen DeAngelis, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Ruth Joseph, Assistant Professor, Education

Microaggressions in the College Classroom (PowerPoint)
Dr. Lyndsey Benharris, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Danette Day, Assistant Professor, Education

Concurrent Sessions II

Overcoming Conflict in the Classroom (PDF)
Dr. Mark Williams, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Classroom Tools to Defuse Student Resistance (PDF)
Dr. Janna Heiligenstein, Assistant Professor, Education

Supporting Students with Invisible Disabilities in the Classroom (PDF)
Ms. Katrina Durham, Director of Disability Services
Dr. Kori Ryan, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Christine Shane, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Foreign Languages as a Vehicle of Communication and Cultural Awareness (PDF)
Dr. Karina Bautista, Assistant Professor, Humanities
Dr. Rala Diakite, Professor, Humanities

Concurrent Sessions III

Strategies for Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum (PDF)
Strategies to Support Students with Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind Deficits (PDF)
Dr. Nancy Murray, Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Robert Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Education

Understanding and Supporting the Social and Academic Needs of Male Students of Color (PDF)
Dr. William Cortezia, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Diego Ubiera, Assistant Professor, English Studies

Resistance as a Relational Variable (PDF)
Dr. John Hancock, Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Lynne Kellner, Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Aligning Your Syllabus with a Culture of Caring (PDF)
Toward a More Inclusive Syllabus (PDF)
Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Associate Professor, English Studies
Dr. Katy Covino, Assistant Professor, English Studies
Dr. Kisha Tracy, Associate Professor, English Studies
Dr. Heather Urbanski, Associate Professor, English Studies