WAICU Student Diversity Conference
Using our Differences to Make a Difference
In 2004, The WAICU Student Diversity conference originated with the following foundational goals:
- To promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity through a variety of educational programs.
- To strengthen relationships among diverse groups within the community.
- To provide experiences that will serve as models for cross-cultural communities.
- To motivate participants to advocate for diversity related programs and initiatives at each school.
- To recognize opportunities for changing oneself and encouraging change in others.
In addition to foundational goals, the 2014 WAICU Student Diversity Conference learning outcomes are:
- To increase awareness and understanding about diverse social identities (self and others) and how identities inform values, beliefs and interactions with others
- To increase existing knowledge of concepts related to diversity and social inequities (i.e. recognizing stereotypes, acts of discrimination, ”isms”, power, privilege, etc..)
- To develop leadership skills to recognize and address inequities that exist on respective campuses or in society (i.e. cross-communication skills, conflict resolution skills, advocacy skills, etc.)
- To identify strategies, resources, and tools to support participants’ ability to actively promote inclusivity on respective campuses.
The planning team invites students, staff advisors, and faculty to submit a program proposal for the conference. Program submissions can range from interactive presentations, small group discussions, or other formats that promote an engaging environment for participants to connect with the stated goals of the conference.
Program Submission Guidelines
1) The workshop submission process closes at 12pm (noon) on Friday, April, 4, 2014.
2) Notifications will go out electronically by Friday, April 7, 2014.
3) Selections will be based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to the conference theme
- Reflection of conference goals
- Completeness, detail, and professionalism of the submission
- Engaging format and/or concepts
4) Sessions are given 60-minute time slots.
5) Candidates are encouraged to submit multiple proposals, and co-presented sessions are encouraged.
SUBMISSION PROCESS NOW CLOSED