Faculty of Color Symposium is Nov. 12

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Faculty of Color Symposium is Nov. 12

Applications sought for Big Ten Academic Leadership Program

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Faculty of Color Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 12 via Zoom.

The symposium will highlight equitable and inclusive practices to foster and promote greater engagement of marginalized and underrepresented faculty in exploring external funding opportunities for research and creative activity.

Event organizers include Gwendolyn M. Combs, director for faculty diversity and inclusion and associate professor of management; Dai Shizuka, associate professor of biological sciences; Francisco Munoz-Arriola, associate professor of biological systems engineering and natural resources; and Cynthia Willia-Esqueda, associate professor of psychology and a member of the Institute of Ethnic Studies.

The morning session will begin with a keynote address followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from funding agencies and organizations who will describe how external funders are initiating equity and inclusion efforts in their decision-making processes.

In the afternoon session faculty participants will share and discuss their knowledge of funding application development, experiences with the proposal preparation process, external funding process and support at the university, and other perspectives on equitable and inclusive practices as well as the support and initiatives faculty need for success. Members of the staff of Sponsored Programs in the Office of Research and Economic Development will join the large group conversation around the outcomes of the small group discussions.

Members of the campus community interested in attending can register here.

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