As a department, we are committed to providing continuing education for faculty and students on issues relevant to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Below you will find information from upcoming and recent events.
WOMEN NAVIGATING 21ST CENTURY ACADEMIA
Despite efforts to close gender disparities in academia, women who pursue careers in academia often confront challenges and make tough decisions on this path, such as considering whether and when to have children and when to do this in a way that is most conducive to their career success or managing family care obligations (which still often fall to women to shoulder) in order to attend conferences and other professional development activities. At this event, we will hear from women across disciplines and career stages who have found success in academia despite these challenges and discuss what solutions can be enacted to better address the needs of women to navigate and find success in the academy
Where: UNCG EUC Auditorium or via livestream
When: September 10th at 10am
Early career scholars interested in attending a small professional development lunch after the panel can sign up here.
In the spirit of the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement, we highlight one of the civil rights issues of our day: the inequities experienced by immigrants, children of immigrants and immigrant communities. A keynote address will be delivered by Cecilia Ayón, Ph.D.--Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside-- whose impactful work examines factors that promote or hinder the well-being of Latino immigrant families. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion and social hour with leaders of local immigrant-serving organizations. Ella Puede, Nosotros Podemos event will be complemented by workshop activities for UNCG undergraduate students throughout the day. Event is free and open to the public. All Greensboro community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. ¡Todos están bienvenidos!
When: February 18, 2022
When: February 18, 2022
Spring 2021: Dr. Dina Gohar (University of Michigan) joined us to share her expertise on building inclusive classrooms. You can find the slides here: www.tiny.cc/UNCGSlides
In Spring 2019, the Psychology Department held its first annual Diversity Event, which was focused on reducing the impact of microaggressions in academic settings. We were lead by UNCG's Office of Intercultural Engagement. This new annual event is made possible by the Norm Anderson fund.
Resources related to the event:
Inclusive Data Collection
In Spring 2019, the Psychology Department held a workshop for faculty and graduate students on Inclusive and Comprehensive Demographic Data Collection, which was funded by a College of Arts and Sciences Diversity "Mini-Grant". Thank you to Dr. Rachel Arocho (of UNC Chapel Hill's Carolina Population Center) for a great presentation.
Promotion of Diversity and Inclusiveness Award
In 2017, the Clinical Psychology Program received the Dean’s Award for the Promotion of Diversity & Inclusiveness in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). This award is granted to individuals or academic departments/programs that exemplify a commitment to the cause of enhancing diversity in the CAS. The award highlights best practices and honors the individual(s) or department/program responsible for creating or enhancing an inclusive environment for education.
- Rethinking the Course Syllabus: Considerations for Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Fuentes, Zelaya, & Madsen, 2020)
- Integrating multiculturalism and intersectionality into the psychology curriculum: Strategies for instructors. (Mena & Quina, Eds. 2019).
- Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships (Pfund et al., 2016)
- Mentoring the Mentors of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities Who are Conducting HIV Research: Beyond Cultural Competency (Walters et al., 2016)
- Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My: White Mentors in the Academy (Martinez-Cola, 2020)
Diversity and Inclusion
Our department is committed to providing outlets and resources for faculty and students who have concerns or questions around diversity-related issues. You can submit a question or information via the button below, or you can contact one of our 2 faculty Diversity and Inclusion Liasons: Drs. Jasmine DeJesus and Michaeline Jensen.