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2017 Biennial Faculty Diversity Conference

Overview: The Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) will be hosting its third biennial Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference and we welcome your participation.  The daylong conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, March 31, 2017 and the theme is CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity and Intersectionality in Action.

Building on the success of past years, this conference offers faculty and academic administrators the opportunity to focus on research-based evidence, present new ideas, discuss experiences with colleagues, and develop constructive actions for change in the belief that diversity in all its manifestations is a driver of our collective success.  We recognize that in order for CUNY campuses to become inclusive and welcoming communities for all, a commitment to diversity must be supported and strategically promoted at all levels and in partnership with others.

Our identities have become more complex and we hope to present critical dialogues that offer understanding and meaning, while also focusing concrete and effective strategies designed to promote equity and access for the benefit of the University, its faculty, staff, and students.

We encourage you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session.  Details on the Call for Proposals follow and the submission deadline is January 6, 2017.  Conference registration will open at the beginning of the spring term.