Annual DI&A Symposium
About the Event
Halfway through the year, we set aside time for all of campus to gather to learn about progress on the Mines DI&A Strategic Plan, share updates on department and campus units’ implementation plan goals and engage in learning and skill development opportunities at the Mines DI&A campus symposium.
WELCOME & RECOGNITION
|DEPT/CAMPUS UNIT FLASH TALKS
Listen to 4-minute overviews from department and campus unit representatives on standout initiatives and progress on implementation plan goals.
:15 breaks @ 10:00 AM & 10:45 AM
|11:30 AM- NOON
|DEPT/CAMPUS UNIT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN COLLABORATIONS
Did something during the flash talk presentations make you say, “I think there’s an opportunity here to join efforts for greater impact?” Join facilitator-led interactive breakout rooms organized by flash talk themes to explore collaboration opportunities.
1:00 – 2:00 PM
|SKILL DEVELOPMENT: MINIMIZING MICROAGGRESSIONS
Through interactive skill-building group work, learn how to identify and challenge microaggressions (unintentional slights or invalidations often directed toward members of underrepresented communities) when they arise and how to become agents of change.
|DI&A: REAL TALK
Congressional redistricting. The concept of fit. Whiteness in the outdoors. General allyship & equity. These are just a sample of the important topics members of Student Life’s DI&A: Real Talk committee invite their colleagues to learn about and discuss through active dialogue each week. During this session, attendees will learn the genesis of this initiative, the value of dialogue with the intent to learn and practice using the dialogue framework through topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
|CLOSING & COMMUNITY CHALLENGE|
Colorado School of Mines
January 28, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
What’s Needed in my Flash Talk?
- Pick one thing from your department or campus unit’s DI&A implementation plan (IP) you’re really excited to share (i.e., maybe you want to locate more collaborators, maybe you want to share a best practice that others can adopt). You will have four minutes max (about 3-4 slides) to present. Facilitators will be strict about keeping presenters on time. Some examples: AAAS and ASEE CONECD commonly do flash talks; our format is similar.
- Identify a presenter (no more than two) from your department or unit’s diversity committee.
- Choose your 4-minute time slot.
- Upload your ppt slides as a .pptx file by 1/26 so we can have them all keyed up and ready to go one after another.