2020 Fall Faculty Workshop

Thursday, August 13, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The annual Fall Faculty Workshop will be held virtually on Thursday, August 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. This year’s workshop will focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion; how to support students with their educational planning; and changes in Title IX regulations.

The workshop will begin with introductions and welcoming remarks from myself and Interim President-Elect Colette Irwin-Knott.

Under the leadership of Stacey Miller, the Office for Inclusion and Retention and the Presidential Commission for an Inclusive Valparaiso Community (CIVC) will share several updates about equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives on campus, as well as lead discussions on how to support students as they return to campus from a summer of national activism.

There will also be a presentation by Allison Urbanczyk, interim registrar, on how faculty, as advisors and mentors, can support students’ educational planning through our DataVU system. Janelle Ramsel, assistant general counsel and Title IX Coordinator, will provide an update on changes to the Title IX reporting system and faculty responsibilities.

I have included the agenda below. I very much look forward to seeing all of you at the workshop.

Richard Alan Gillman, D.A.
Interim Provost


Zoom Meeting Information:

An email was sent to all faculty on Aug. 10 with the meeting link. If you did not receive the email, please contact Karen Palm in the Office of the Provost at karen.palm@valpo.edu and she will provide the link.

8:30 a.m. Welcome – Interim Provost Rick Gillman and Interim President-Elect Colette Irwin-Knott
Workshop Introduction Remarks – Stacey Miller, Associate Provost for Inclusion and Retention
9:00 a.m. Review of Institutional Initiatives in Support of Diversity and Inclusion
9:15 a.m. Review of the Proposed University Diversity Statement
10:00 a.m. What to Expect from Our Students This Fall – Presentation and Break-Out Discussions
10:45 a.m. Updates
  • Climate Survey
  • The Creating and Nurturing Inclusivity (C.A.N.I.) Series
  • Campus Resources
11:00 a.m. Supporting Students: A Review of Student Educational Planning Resources
11:30 a.m. Title IX:  Reporting Obligations and Policy Updates
12:00 p.m. Workshop Adjourned