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Pathways to Success: UNCW Alumni Panel Discussion  

Undergraduate Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence have teamed up to bring accomplished alumni from a range of programs to UNCW on April 6, 2017, from 3:30-5:00. The alumni will participate in a panel discussion during which they will describe how their educational experiences contributed to their abilities to achieve success, both professionally and personally.

Because individuals’ pathways to success are often nonlinear and even unpredictable, we will ask our panelists to discuss what their educations prepared them to do as well as how their educational experiences aided them to adapt to unexpected opportunities and challenges. Time will be allotted for audience members to pose questions to our panelists. Through this event, students, faculty, and administrators will have a wonderful opportunity to be instructed and inspired by a group of our alumni who have generously agreed to share their wisdom with the UNCW community.

Our panel discussion takes place in Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Center and is followed by a reception in the Clock Tower Lounge.

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Confronting Implicit Bias: Resources for Examining and Acknowledging Privileged Identities in Higher Education

Our friends on the College of Health and Human Services’ Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee, along with the Watson College of Education and ETEAL, invite all faculty and staff to an applied workshop focusing on the specific ways in which implicit bias is present in our everyday lives, as well as the work we do in higher education as faculty and staff. Dr. Kristen DeVall (SOC) and Dr. James DeVita (EDL) will facilitate, encouraging attendees to examine their own identities and experiences critically. Attention will be given to identifying strategies/practices that can be implemented both within and outside the classroom through structured applied activities. This workshop is designed to be the first in a series of events focusing on implicit bias, so no prior knowledge of the term is assumed.