Fall 2017 Retreat for Diversity and Inclusion

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Fall 2017 University Retreat for Diversity and Inclusion
Organized By,
Cal State LA Academic Senate
( Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm Golden Eagle Ballrooms 1 - 3 )





Session Details

Morning Session

The morning session focused on learning more about our students, getting inspired with their success stories, hearing more about the vision for diversity and inclusion for our campus, and participating in a “working lunch/resource fair” with various campus offices showcasing the numerous resources available for our students!

Afternoon Session

The afternoon session had three concurrent, engaging and interactive breakout sessions! “Strength of Diversity”, “Campus as a Community of Ideas and Critical Discourse”, and “Engaging and Supporting our First-Generation Students”. Following which we will regroup to share information and recommendations from each breakout session and discuss next steps.

Details of Morning Session
9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration & Breakfase:
Please pick up your nametags and folder at the registration table
9:30 am - 9:45 am Welcome!
Veena P. Prabhu, Chair, Academic Senate
William A. Covino, President
Lynn Mahoney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
9:45 am - 10:10 am Out Community!
A video showcasing Cal State LA as "our community"
Loriliee Paras, Student, Television, Film & Media Studies
Mario Torees, Student, Television, Film & Media Studies
John Ramirez, Chair, Television, Film & Media Studies
10:10 am - 10:30 am Who are our Students!
A brief overview of the various aspects of Cal State LA Students
Octavio Villalpando, Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement
10:30 am - 11:45 am Student Success Stories
Facilitated by Tara O' Callaghan
Hsiang-Yu (Jo) Ho
Jimmy Aquirre
John Dennem
Monica Hernandez
Suzy Stepanian
11:45 am - 12:00 am Overview of Campus Resources for Students
Jennifer Miller, Dean of Students
Details of Afternoon Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 am Luncheon and Resource Fair
Venue: Golden Eagle Ballrooms Patio
CalFresh Outreach Center
Career Development Center
Center for Engagement, Service and the Public Good
Center for Student Involvement
Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS)
Cross Cultural Centers
Erica J. Glazier Family Dreamers Resources Center
Financial Aid
Food Pantry
Housing and Residence Life
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator
Office for Students with Disabilities
PaGE/International Office
Student Health Center
University Tutorial Center
University Writing Center
Veteran Resource Center
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions: Three concurrent sessions.
Session: 1 Strength of Diversity
Venue: Golden Eagle Ballrooms 1
Chor-Swang, Ngin, Faculty, Anthropology
Frederick Smith, Director, Cross-Cultural Centers

Session: 2 Campus as a Community of Ideas and Critical Discourse
Venue: Golden Eagle Ballrooms 2
Allison Mattheis, Faculty, Applied and Advance Studies in Education
Molly Talcott, Faculty, Sociology

Session: 3 Engaging and Supporting our First-Generation Students
Venue: Golden Eagle Ballrooms 3
Emily Acevedo, Faculty, Political Science
Michael Willard, Director, Office of Service Learning
T. Fox, Professional Placement Coordinator, ECST
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Concluding remarks!
Nancy Water-Perez, Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Octavio Villalpando, Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement