Fourth Diversity Symposium education strand offers full day focused on diversity and education

Story by Andrea Day

The Diversity Symposium at Colorado State University is a free, week-long conference that includes more than 50 one-hour sessions discussing diversity and inclusion through research presentations and keynote presentations. For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Education and Center for Educator Preparation are hosting a day-long “strand” focused on diversity and education.

The education strand will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Lory Student Center. Sessions begin at 9 a.m.; the day ends with a keynote at 6:30 p.m. The strand focuses on informing students, educators, and community members on the importance of diversity and inclusion in education. The session topics cover the inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education to the discussion of bias in teaching, and more.

The complete schedule for the Diversity Symposium education strand can be found in the Diversity Symposium event guidebook.

School of Education faculty panels

9-10:50 a.m.

Center for Educator Preparation Co-Director Kara Coffino is part of a multi-university panel, “Multiple Pathways to Dialogue: Three University Panel and Interactive Dialogue Exercise.” The panel will discuss dialogue as a tool for facilitating communication and connection across identities and across various lenses of distinct dialogue.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Scholars from the Race and Intersectional Studies for Education Equity Center will present collectively in the evening keynote panel, “What is Intersectional Racial Justice and Equity in Education? How Will We Get There?”

RISE, a center within the School of Education, brings together researchers, practitioners, community members, and other educational stakeholders to discuss the need for educational partnerships, praxis, and radical leadership to transform education for intersectional racial justice and equity.

The School of Education is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.