The UMKC Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching Symposium will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 401C. Daryl Smith, Ph.D. – professor, author, Fulbright Scholar and higher education diversity expert – is keynote speaker beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Also, three interactive discussions will take place –
- 10:40 – 11:50 a.m. Student Scenarios
- 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. Students of Color
- 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. LGBTQ Students
Smith currently is a professor of education and psychology at The Claremont Graduate University. She has served as a college administrator in planning and evaluation, institutional research and student affairs. Her current research, teaching and publications have been in the areas of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership and change, governance, diversity in STEM fields and faculty diversity.
In addition to numerous articles and papers, she is an author or co-author of “Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work;” “The Challenge of Diversity: Alienation or Involvement in the Academy;” and “Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking The Myths.”
Smith also served as one of three principals responsible for the evaluation of the Campus Diversity Initiative for the James Irvine Foundation in collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.
She also was a participant in a Kellogg Foundation Research Advisory Board at Harvard Medical School, “Building an Agenda for Research on Affirmative Action and Diversity in the health professions.”
Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend please send your RSVP to Katie Willis, FaCET graduate research assistant.