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Membership Meeting Scholarship Program

Scholarships to help interested members and prospective members attend membership meetings are available through UMW HERC.  Representatives from institutions in the Lake Superior, Lakes and Valleys, Mississippi Valley, and Southern Prairie subregions are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Program details.


Spring 2018 UMW HERC Meeting

"Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color:  Strategies that Work for Your Campus." June 7, 2018, Mitchell|Hamline School of Law, Dr. Anne Phibbs and Virajita Singh.

PowerPoint Presentation,   Best Practices handoutChallenges handout.

Past Membership Meetings

Fall 2017 Membership Event

"Leveraging Diversity:  The Department Chairs' Transformative Role."  November 17th, 2017, St. Catherine University.  Presenter:  Dr. Edna Chun.  (Note:  Dr. Chun's presentation is not available.)

Spring 2017 Webinar

Dr. Christopher D. Lee, “The Seven Elements Required for Faculty Diversity Recruiting Success.” June 8, 2017

Fall 2016 Membership Event

“Assessing and Advancing Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” November 18th, 2016, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

PowerPoint Presentations:

Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden, "Advancing & Assessing Campus Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:  Insights from the University of Michigan Experience"

Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden,"Working Through the Challenge: Critical Lessons Learned for Engaging a Robust Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Planning Process”

Spring 2016 Membership Event

"Recruitment, Retention, and Reality," June 16th-17th, 2016, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

PowerPoint Presentations:

Dee Anne Bonebright and Anita Rios, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, “Hiring Practices that Make a Difference”

Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof, University of Minnesota, "Understanding and Dealing with Minnesota Nice in Higher Education"

Rose Brewer, University of Minnesota, "Changing Classrooms:  A Critical Race Pedagogy for Higher Education"

Dianna Cusick, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, “Rethinking Minimum Qualifications:  A Move Toward Competency-based Minimum Qualifications”

L’Aurelle A. Johnson, University of Minnesota, “Cultural Competency through the Lens of the College of Pharmacy's IDI Experience”

Kathryn Nash, Gray Plant Mooty, "Preparing for August 1, 2016, Minnesota Campus Sexual Assault Law"

Ira M. Shepard, Saul Ewing LLP, “Labor and Employment Law Update” 

Artika R. Tyner, University of St. Thomas, “Addressing Implicit Bias” 


Fall 2015 Membership Event

Innovative Approaches to Developing, Recruiting, and Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color,” November 20, 2015, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus.

Meeting Recording

PowerPoint Presentations:

Dr. Ansley Abraham:  SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program & Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: Charting a Course for Faculty Diversity
Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof:  Minnesota Nice

Fall 2014 Membership Event

Faculty Retirement 101:  What Academic Professionals Should Know About Faculty Retirement Transitions,” Jean McLaughlin, Associate Director, Institutional Leadership Group, American Council on Education, and co-editor and co-author of Faculty Retirement: Best Practices for Navigating the Transition. November 7, 2014, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  PowerPoint.

Spring 2014 Membership Meeting

Cultivating Inclusiveness:  Academic Institutional and Personal Growth


Session Descriptions

Speaker Bios

PowerPoint Presentations:

Shakeer Abdullah:  Creating A Multiculturally Competent Community In Higher Education: Going Beyond Our Campus Borders

Tawara Goode:  Cultural and Linguistic Competence:  A Compelling Need in Higher Education

Tawara Goode:  Organizational Assessment of Cultural Competence

Mark Mathison:  Legal Implications of Targeted Diversity Hiring Practices

Mae Seely Sylvester:  Self-awareness: The Gateway to Cross-cultural Capacity

This program was approved for 5 (HR General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  If you attended the meeting and need the program identification number, contact HERC.

Fall 2013 Membership Meeting

Spring 2013 Membership Meeting

Kate Quinn: Creating Inclusive Work/Life Supports for Faculty and Staff (PPT),  (Video)

Stacy Van Meter and Pakou Yang: Mission Possible: Creating Inclusive Community Through Emerging Media Branding& Marketing Campaigns (PPT), (Video)

David Goldstein: Implications of Recent Legal Imperatives on College/University Personnel (PPT), (Video)

Fall 2012 Membership Meeting

Damon Williams: Strategic Diversity Leadership

Spring 2012 Membership Meeting

Eve Fine: Evaluating Faculty Candidates

Spring 2010 Membership Meeting

Ralph Newell: Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Faculty Panel

Fall 2009 Membership Meeting

Discussion Notes

Dr. Courtney Hunt Bio

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