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Liberal Arts Diversity Officers: Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:30pm
Tresidder Oak Lounge

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at all levels are welcome to attend.


The Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) is a consortium of chief diversity officers and faculty working to promote best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. They are interested in diversifying faculty membership at their respective liberal arts institutions. Join LADO representatives to learn more about academic careers and how to prepare for faculty positions at liberal arts colleges. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at all levels are welcome to attend. You may RSVP for one or more portions of the day. RSVP HERE by Tuesday, May 10.

Optional: interested students may sign up for 30-minute individual meeting with a faculty member to review draft job materials. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please upload your cover letter and CV with the RSVP. You may also include drafts of your teaching statement and diversity statement, if you have them.

Participating LADO faculty and administrators

Reed College:
Samiya Bashir, Assistant Professor, English (Creative Writing)
Mary James, Professor, Physics and Dean for Institutional Diversity
Anna Ritz, Assistant Professor, Biology
Sonia Sabnis, Associate Professor, Classics

Providence College:
Kendra Brewster, Assistant Professor, Public & Community Service Studies Program (field: Social Psychology)
Rene (Alex) Orquiza, Assistant Professor, History
Rafael Zapata, Sociology and Chief Diversity Officer

Program Schedule:

10:15-11:30 AM                  Welcome and Panel: Faculty Development and Support at Liberal Arts Colleges
11:45-1:15 PM                    Lunch and discipline discussions: social sciences, humanities, STEM
1:30-2:30 PM                      Panel: Fostering a Lively Social and Intellectual Life at Liberal Arts Colleges
3-5:30 PM                           Individual meetings with faculty (sign up in advance for a 30-minute time slot)

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