WEBINARS ON DEMAND
We're not White: Racial Identity Construction of Arab American College Students
Presenter: Nina Shoman-Dajani, EdD
Date: January 30, 2019
While most U.S. higher education institutions have adopted the federally designated race and ethnicity categories on their applications many sub-populations remain unrecognized and underserved. Arab American college students are one such example as they remain "invisible" in the "White" category. This session will provide a space in which participants can explore the issues that Arab American college students experience when exploring their identity through the lens of a study conducted on Arab Americans college students in the Chicago Metropolitan area. In addition, this session will investigate the issues surrounding the U.S. Census categorization of Arab Americans as "White". The presenter will share data collected from a study she conducted which focused on the central question: how do Arab American college students construct and understand their racial identity? Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the Arab American population and particularly college students of Arab descent whose stories will be shared during the presentation. This session should particularly benefit higher education practitioners and educators who are interested in race demographics, retention, support services and student sub-populations. No prior background knowledge is needed to attend this session.
Listen, Engage, Lead: Creating inclusive higher education communities
Presenters: Elavie Ndura, PhD and Moses Dogbevia, PhD
Date: December 19, 2018
Drawing from institutional data, their own experiences as chief diversity officers, and current literature, the presenters outline a model of diversity and inclusion practices that would elevate institutional capacities to serve culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff, as well as local communities and the broader global society. The model seeks to create culturally competent and collaborative communities that enhance the well-being and success of all members.
Hashtags and Unfollows: Race and racism in the age of social media
Presenters: Alana Anderson, PhD and Kevin Gin, PhD
Date: November 28, 2018
Limited research has been advanced that considers how social media intersects with race, racism, and gender among college students. Additionally, scholars have noted these are areas necessitating the attention of student affairs. This session presents literature, emerging research, and best practices to advance action oriented practices regarding how to best support students in the context of today's racialized and gendered social media campus cultures.
Introduction to Social Justice Models of Disability
Presenter: Julie Alexander | Purdue University
Date: October 31, 2018
Social justice models of disabilities define a disability as the result of the interaction between a person with an impairment and an environment that creates a barrier for that individual. Social justice models differ from medical models in that it places more emphasis on social factors and environmental design. This session will highlight societal attitudes towards people with disabilities through a discussion on media representation, messaging, microaggressions and explore how higher education institutions can be more inclusive to people with disabilities.
The Intersection of Strengths and Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference
Presenter: Daniel Almeida, PhD | California Polytechnic State University
Date: September 26, 2018
This session engages participants in a discussion to unpack concepts of privilege and oppression and explore how our experiences of privilege and oppression have empowered or constrained our development and use of our natural talents using The Clifton Strengths Assessment.
Kaleidoscope: Improving Campus Culture using a Program with a Diversity Lens
Presenters: Crystal Jushka, M.Ed., Adrienne German, MS | University of Wisconsin
Date: August 29, 2018
This session examines the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Kaleidoscope program, developed to create a more welcoming campus, create cultural competence among students, staff, and faculty, and increase matriculation of underrepresented students.