The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota is hosting their summer 2016 conference at Metropolitan State. The conference begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Saint Paul Campus, continues 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 and ends on Aug. 12 with panel discussions from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
This conference honors the lived experiences and local knowledge of teachers of color and American Indian teachers by creating a safe and welcoming space in which current and future teachers are the primary participants. A core group of diverse coalition educators are planning the conference to include a series of general sessions and breakout sessions that seek to inspire, affirm, inform and energize. Participants are able to build power networks, develop legislative proposals and create action plans that remove barriers and transform state policy and local institutions to retain and increase teachers of color and American Indian teachers in Minnesota.
There is no registration fee but registration is required as space is limited to the first 300 people. Grant funding is available to support lodging and mileage expenses for those traveling from greater Minnesota. Learn more about the conference at the coalition website or Facebook page.
Faculty and staff are invited to the IFO Equity and Diversity Committee’s Spring Gathering and Seminar and part two of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Spring Summit at 9 a.m., March 25, in the Science Education Center, Room 115, Saint Paul Campus. This event includes an interactive seminar on the impact of poverty on student learning experiences in higher education by Rashné Jehangir, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota.
In January 2014, the White House urged that college be made more accessible for low-income Americans. Yet, moving beyond access to success requires knowing more about the experiences of these students who have come to college despite the challenges of generational and situational poverty. Jehangir will draw on student voices from several qualitative studies to reflect on the diversity of first-generation students, the intersections of their multiple identities and their interactions with the institutional agents that affect college success.
Optional donations of nutritious, fresh and unopened food items for the Food for Thought Food Pantry are appreciated. Participating community faculty will earn 3 professional developmental activity hours. To register, contact Margaret Vaughan at email@example.com.
Co-sponsored by Equity and Diversity IFO Committee, Office of Equal Employment and Diversity, the University Diversity Council, Ethnic and Religious Studies Department, and Center for Faculty Development.
You are invited to the 2016 Diversity, Equity and Includsion Spring Summit hosted by the University Diversity Council, in collaboration with the IFO Equity and Diversity Committee. This two-day summit includes:
Diversity Plan Forum
12:30–4 p.m., March 24
Midway Center, Saint Paul
IFO Equity and Diversity Committee’s Spring Gathering and Seminar: The Impact of Poverty on Student Learning
9 a.m.–noon, March 25 (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Room 115, Science Education Center, Saint Paul Campus
This summit is designed to solicit input and comments about eight equity and inclusion goal areas and how these will become integral to the strategic planning framework of the institution. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the intersections of poverty and learning, and how we as an institution of higher learning can move the bar with regard to social equity and improving vitality
Participating community faculty earn three professional developmental activity hours. To register, contact Margaret Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsored by Equity and Diversity IFO Committee, Equal Employment and Diversity office, the University Diversity Council, Ethnic and Religious Studies Department and Center for Faculty Development.
Metropolitan State hosts the Law Enforcement Opportunities 25th Annual Career Fair, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center, Brooklyn Park. This event is free and open to the public.
The career fair provides an opportunity for attendees to meet representatives from law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections and higher education to learn about career and educational opportunities in these professions. Representatives from local, county, state and federal law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections agencies and higher education institutions recruit and provide information on job openings and educational requirements.
Law Enforcement Opportunities is dedicated to promoting and increasing cultural diversity in law enforcement, criminal justice and corrections; providing education to communities of color and women regarding career opportunities within these professions; and assisting law enforcement, criminal justice, educational organizations, and corrections agencies in the recruitment of these populations. For more information visit this link.
Renowned educator Dr. Sonia Nieto speaks at a Metropolitan State University School of Urban Education event on March 3 in New Main Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus. The event is divided into two parts: Forum I (1–3 p.m.) and Forum II (6:30–8:30 p.m.).
In Forum 1, Dr. Nieto will deliver a keynote presentation on her life in public education based on her memoir, Brooklyn Dreams. In Forum II, her topic is “Educating a Diverse Society Through the Lens of Social Justice.”
“Dr. Sonia Nieto and her significant work in teacher education, especially in the areas of multicultural education and Latina/o education, have shaped generations of teachers and teacher educators and their approaches to serving children and youth of color,” says School of Urban Education Dean René Antrop-González. “The School of Urban Education is proud to have this highly acclaimed and internationally respected scholar visit our campus and raise consciousness centering on the intersections between social justice and serving urban learners.”