Conference on Diversity and Inclusiveness

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Call for Papers
April 3, 2017 to April 5, 2017
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social Sciences, Race Studies, Humanities

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Department of Liberal Studies

National Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

Hotel Galvez, Galveston Island, Texas

April 3-5, 2017

The TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education aims to enable and facilitate constructive dialogue and interaction about enhancing inclusion and diversity efforts in higher education. While TAMUG serves as the ocean oriented campus of Texas A&M University with a unique blend of marine and maritime programs with majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation and we invite abstracts addressing inclusion and diversity within those fields, we also encourage submissions beyond their scope. 

We invite students, faculty, diversity officers, student life personnel, or other occupational classifications, early and/or advanced professionals from a variety of institutions to propose individual papers, panels and posters including, but certainly not limited to the following topics related to diversity and inclusion in higher education:

  • Creating a climate of inclusion
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Engaging faculty in promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Assessing diversity and inclusion programs
  • High impact practices and student success
  • Effective mentoring practices
  • Diverse living and learning communities
  • Understanding identity among diverse students
  • Supporting and developing first-generation college students
  • Intersectionality and identity
  • Creating inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum;
  • Expanding opportunities for educational access and success by traditionally underrepresented populations
  • Educating about and assessing cultural competencies
  • Initiative building strategies
  • Underrepresented populations in the sciences
  • Mentoring and underrepresented populations
  • Mechanics of institutionalizing inclusion and diversity
  • Peer facilitators and inclusion and diversity initiatives

Please submit abstracts of 300 words along with a short bio to the conference organizers, Dr. Carol Bunch Davis and Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz at  by October 1, 2016.  If you are interested in chairing a session, please indicate your interest in your email.

* UPDATED KEYNOTE SPEAKER* Dr. Sahar Aziz, Associate Professor,  Texas A & M School of Law

Professor Aziz's scholarship is at the intersection of national security and civil rights law with a focus on how post-9/11 laws and policies adversely impact racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. 


Contact Info: 

Dr. Carol Bunch Davis or Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz

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