When: June 13-16, 2012
Where: Boulder, CO
The workshop is for all geographers interested in improving their programs--chairs, deans, associate chairs, academic advisers, provosts and other administrators, as well as all faculty interested in leadership issues. The workshop is particularly well suited for individuals who may soon assume leadership positions.
The main workshop sessions will begin with a dinner/reception at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 13 and end on the morning of Saturday, June 16 (ending at 11:45 am). For those wishing to stay over until Sunday, 17 June a free fieldtrip will be available into the Rocky Mountains on the afternoon of 16 June. Participants will stay in the historic Hotel Boulderado, a beautiful national landmark property one block from Boulder's Pearl Street pedestrian mall.
The theme of the workshop will be: "Promoting Diversity in Geography: Strategies to Improve Inclusion, Broaden Participation, and Assess Actions." The focus will be on sharing practices that help advisors, program coordinators, chairs, and interested faculty to develop, expand, or plan for diversity initiatives. Diversity will be considered broadly to include gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, (dis)abilities, and other dimensions of inclusion. Topics will include recruitment and retention of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty who are underrepresented in the discipline or in the institutions of the participants. Participants will share experiences in developing and implementing departmental diversity plans, integrating diversity goals within strategic plans, and incorporating diversity into program assessments.