Diversifying Your Faculty — Honest Conversations
|Date:||Friday, November 16, 2007, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM|
This workshop was developed by the Academic Relations Committee and the Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession.
The workshop covered issues of recruiting majors, recruiting and retaining faculty of color, and realities facing faculty of color. Breakout session topics included helping pretenured faculty; thinking through institutional citizenship and mentoring; and issues from the AAR Career Guide for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, upon which the workshop is based. Miguel A. De La Torre, Associate Professor at Iliff School of Theology and editor of the Career Guide, led the workshop. The Guide is available online and was distributed to participants in book form.
- Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology
Panelists: Breakout Session Leaders:
- Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Brite Divinity School
- Akintunde Akinade, High Point University
- Sharon Watson Fluker, Fund for Theological Education
- Edwin Aponte, Lancaster Theological Seminary
- Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Moravian Theological Seminary
- Fumitaka Matsuoka, Pacific School of Religion
Legal issues, conflicts, and life cycles were addressed for individual, department, and administration concerns.
|9:00 AM||Welcome – Miguel A. De La Torre|
|9:15 AM||Recruitment of Majors – Sharon Watson Fluker|
|10:00 AM||Reality of Faculty of Color - Stacey Floyd-Thomas|
|Recruitment of Faculty of Color – Edwin Aponte|
|12:30 PM||Retention of Faculty of Color – Fumitaka Matsuoka|
|2:15 PM||Panel discussion with four major speakers|