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September 2019

Professional Development DEI Certificate Information Session

Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know that Rackham offers a Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program? It was designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering an inclusive climate on campus. Help us spread the word! Each year we have many students miss the application deadline. There is still time to apply! Applications for the program are open now and close on September 20, 2019. For more information or apply, please visit our website: Rackham Professional…

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Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Bouchet Fall Panel: So You’re a Professor Now?

Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join our panel of distinguished faculty members from the University of Michigan and peer institutions, who will discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities that come with navigating the tenure process as faculty members from traditionally marginalized communities. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bouchet Honor Society. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/v281P. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to…

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Rackham North: Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

Thursday, September 26, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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October 2019

Change It Up!

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required…

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Rackham North: It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

Thursday, October 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Rackham LGBTQ Out in the Grad School

Monday, October 7, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Celebrate National Coming Out Day with our panel of graduate students who will discuss what the complexities of being out and/or not being out mean to them. A link to this webinar will be sent out prior to the event. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/9oode. We want to ensure full and equitable…

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It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Rackham North: Intercultural Development Inventory Group Session

Thursday, October 10, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is used in multiple ways in the Rackham PD DEI Certificate. Participants complete the IDI at the beginning and end of the certificate as an evaluation tool for the program. Once the IDI is completed for the first time, participants can join one of a number of group results sessions. This session focuses on the theoretical foundations of the IDI, gives a group result of PD DEI Certificate participants, and provides tools to better understand…

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November 2019

Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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