Symposium open to Miami community.
Symposium open to Miami community.

Create, connect, engage during Miami’s Inclusion Symposium

All members of the Miami community are invited to attend the first Inclusion Symposium 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, on the third floor of McGuffey Hall.

The Inclusion Symposium is an opportunity to “advance inclusive excellence at Miami by transcending our usual departmental and divisional boundaries to create new networks, connect different perspectives and engage in meaningful discussions,” said the organizers.

Ron Scott, associate vice president of institutional diversity, said, “We need to continue the conversation about inclusion and diversity started last spring with Freedom Summer commemorations and the Provost’s Inclusion Series.”

The day starts with a continental breakfast followed by introductory remarks by President Greg Crawford. The program that follows consists of two interactive keynote addresses and more than 30 diverse presentations and poster sessions representing staff and faculty across the university. Lunch will also be included.

Come for all or part of the day as your schedule allows. Job enrichment points are available for classified staff.

The event is sponsored by the offices of the president, provost and institutional diversity, as well as the Center for Teaching Excellence, Global Initiatives and the College of Arts and Science

Registration and program schedule are available on the symposium website.

Keynote Speakers

Kelley Kimple

Kelley Kimple

"Importance of Being Self Aware"
Kelley Kimple is the director of the office of diversity affairs and an active member of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion at Miami. She has worked in the student affairs field for 15 years. Kimple is passionate about working with college students, primarily underrepresented and marginalized groups, in order to provide them with the type of support she was able to receive during her time attending predominantly white institutions.

Chris Glass

Chris Glass

"Practical Strategies for Chinese International Student Engagement, Learning, and Success"
Chris R. Glass is an assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership in the higher education graduate program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He is the author of International Student Engagement: Strategies for Creating Inclusive, Connected, and Purposeful Campus Environments. He is also a lead researcher on the Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI) which examines the relationship between educational experiences and global learning outcomes based on survey responses of 100,000+ undergraduates at 100 American colleges and universities. Glass has published articles in the Journal of Educational Psychology, the Journal of Studies in International Education, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and the International Journal of Intercultural Relations.