Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century

October 18, 2013 •

The University of Colorado Faculty Council, working through the Committee on LGBTQ Affairs, is sponsoring the second annual one-day symposium on the Auraria Campus (St. Cajetans) on Oct. 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century provides a forum for faculty, staff and students at all the University of Colorado campuses to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for being LGBTQ inclusive in the classroom and throughout the university. 

At the symposium, speakers will address how the University of Colorado is responding to the rapidly changing legal and social landscape for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Regent Michael Carrigan, Senator Jessie Ulibarri, and university administrators will discuss how increased LGBTQ civil rights are shaping the University’s academic and diversity missions. Faculty will share their “best practices” for ensuring that our teaching and learning environments are equitable and inclusive. And students will be participating throughout the day to convey what barriers they are still facing despite the recent legal victories for LGBTQ civil rights and what changes they would like to see at the university. 

Headlining the symposium is keynote Glenda Russell, Ph.D., who will be speaking about how the LGBTQ movement has transformed higher education, both in Colorado and throughout the nation. She will discuss the challenges of creating and sustaining an LGBTQ-inclusive campus climate that provides a space where people of all sexual and gender identities can thrive and learn to undo the impact of prejudice.

The symposium is free but advance registration is required. Lunch will be provided for the first 80 registrants. Please visit www.cu.edu/facultycouncil/glbti to register.

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