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Columbia University provost to speak at annual Diversity Summit

'Elevating learning through inclusive teaching' theme of event at UCCS

Claude Steele

Claude Steele, provost of Columbia University and author of "Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us," is the featured speaker at the 2011 University of Colorado Diversity Summit.

"Elevating learning through inclusive teaching" is the theme of this year's event, sponsored by the CU President's Office and organized on a rotating basis by the diversity officers on each campus. The summit will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in Berger Hall in the University Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Campus leaders, including senior administrators, deans, chairs, and directors, are invited to participate in the summit in support of work to make the University of Colorado more diverse and inclusive. This year's summit also will involve a select group of faculty and staff who are at the forefront of working on these issues in order to make the summit interactive and to maximize the impact on ongoing campus efforts.

Steele is a pre-eminent academic leader and social psychologist. Besides delivering the keynote address, he will participate throughout the day as summit attendees explore implications and possibilities for advancing learning throughout the CU system.

The schedule:

  9:30 a.m. Coffee and Settling In
  10 a.m. Welcome
  10:15 a.m. Keynote Address, Claude Steele, Elevating Learning Through Inclusive Teaching
  11 a.m. Table Discussions, Structured Q&A
  Noon Lunch (provided)
  1 p.m. Bringing it home to the University of Colorado
Implications and potential for...
  • pipeline programs
  • teaching about social difference
  • supporting students in the sciences
  • preparing culturally responsive professionals
  2 p.m. Facilitated Table Discussions, Sharing Results
  3 p.m. Book Signing

To RSVP, e-mail diversity@uccs.edu by Friday, Jan. 28. For more information, call 719-255-3700.

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