Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity through Multilevel Strategic Leadership
November 5, 2018
This webinar is a collaboration between AAC&U and the POD Network.
This webinar was part of a series that highlighted the work being done at colleges and universities to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience and demonstrating the value of liberal education for work, life, and global citizenship. Advancing and institutionalizing diversity and inclusivity involves working at multiple levels, from individual faculty to departments to the entire institution. However, bridging these levels can be difficult. While catalysts for change can emerge from any of the levels, lasting change requires careful thought about ways to strategically expand impact by crossing into the other levels of the system.
This webinar built on Kathy Takayama, Matthew Kaplan, and Alison Cook-Sather’s article in Liberal Education, “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion through Strategic Multilevel Leadership,” to articulate the strategies and processes that are needed to synergistically coordinate university-wide leadership efforts, interactions and initiatives at the school/college or department level, and efforts by individual instructors and activists to create change in their own classrooms or more broadly at their institutions.
The presenters shared institutional cases and highlighted issues to consider when designing diversity initiatives, especially those related to the mandates, challenges, and possibilities of specific institutional contexts. Webinar attendees received access to companion materials and resources for their own institutional work.
Tia Brown McNairVice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U
Alison Cook-SatherMary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
Matthew KaplanExecutive Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Kathy TakayamaSenior Science Education Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute