Spring Conversation Series 2021

Please join us for DIRECTO’s 3rd Annual Spring Conversation Series. Each of these events is provided virtually and free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the FSU’s President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, The Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of Business, The Graduate School, and The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS). All students, faculty , staff, postdocs, alumni, and members of the surrounding community are welcome!

Each conversation event falls on the 3rd Friday of the month, from 11:45am-1:30pm via Zoom. You may register for all, or a portion, of each event! Topics & registration links can be found below.

February 19, 2021

Antiracism in Course Content

Talking circle about antiracism in course content presented by:

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Dr. Michelle Kazmer

Professor and Associate Dean

College of Communication and Information

 

Dr. Dawn Betts-Green

Adjunct Professor

School of Information

 

Malia Bruker

Associate Professor

School of Communication

 

Dr. Melissa Gross

Professor and Co-Director of Masters in Information Program

School of Information

 

Dr. Don Latham

Professor and Education

Committee Chair

School of Information

 

Dr. Stephen McDowell

Professor

School of Communication

 

Dr. Jessica Wendorf Muhamad

Assistant Provost for International Initiatives and Assistant Professor

School of Communication

 

March 19, 2021

Motivation, Identity & Representation

Presentation about the lack of Black and Brown representation in media and subsequent imposter syndrome.

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RnlNhpsNk8tQIB

Rod Kelley

FSU Graduate Student

College of Education

(Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)

 

Andria Cole

FSU Graduate Student

Educational Psychology

(Learning and Cognition)

 

Jacob Garcia

FSU Undergraduate Student  

College of Communication and Information (Dual degrees in digital media production and IT)

 

April 16, 2021

Strategies & Skills for Adapting

Presentation about positioning acculturation strategies for transformation learning and academic success, and mediation skills and tackling bias.

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51QW25GzDZrc5wN

Dr. Adeola Fayemi

Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Auburn University 

 

Tye Bourdony

JD and CFR

May 21, 2021

Diversity Statements

Presentation about how to prepare diversity statements.

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5nOlYQbBV4h869

Dr. Laura Reid Marks

Assistant Professor

College of Education (Counseling Psychology and School Psychology)

 

Dr. Deborah J. Ebener

Professor and Director of Clinical Training

 College of Education (Counseling Psychology and School Psychology)

Dr. Deb Osburn

Associate Professor

College of Education (Counseling Psychology and School Psychology)

 

Dr. Taylor Thompson

Clinical Director of ALEC

College of Education (Counseling Psychology and School Psychology)

 

 

Spring Conversation Series Goal

We hope these events will create a safe-space for individuals and groups within the FSU community to discuss issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity. More importantly, we want attendees and participants to walk away from the event with tangible ways to incorporate diversity and inclusion in their research projects and teaching methods.

Spring 2020

Spring Conversation Series 2020 schedule and information
Program for Spring Conversation Series: Supporting  Students through Transitions of Time and Space

 

 

 

Supporting Students through Transitions of Time and Space

Program for Spring Conversation Series: Erasing Physical and Verbal Barriers to Promote Open Communication

 

 

 

Erasing Physical and Verbal Barriers to Promote Open Communication

Program for Spring Conversation Series: Identifying Diversity, Practicing Inclusion

 

 

 

Identifying Diversity, Practicing Inclusion

Spring 2019

2019 Spring Conversation Series flyer and schedule

Program for Spring Conversation Series: Recruiting and Creating Supporting Environments

 

 

 

Recruiting & Creating Supporting Environments 

Program for Spring Conversation Series: Implicit Bias

 

 

 

Implicit Bias 

Program for Spring Conversation Series: Diversity without Borders

 

 

 

Diversity without Borders 

Group discussion during Spring Conversation SeriesGroup listening during Spring Conversation Series

 

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