Agenda


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TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKERS


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Session A

Overview of Summit:

LD Lovett,   DEI Chairperson
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Defining the New Norm - A Courageous Journey

 

Prayers:

Nick Brokeshoulder, Veteran Association Representative

University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

 

Land Acknowledgement:

Kendall R. Ramirez, Committee Member

 

Welcome:

James Malm, Chancellor
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Tracy Lassiter, Committee Member

 

 Keynote Speaker:

  • Assata Zerai, Vice President, Division for Equity and Inclusion; Professor, Sociology
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Implicit Bias and Microaggression

Research has shown that racial & intersectional microaggressions (RIMAs), “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color” (Sue, et al., 2007) are a threat to inclusive climates in higher education.


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

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CHOOSE BREAKOUT SESSION


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session A

Diversifying the Curriculum/conversation

A Workshop Presentation: Are you interested in establishing a university wide/collegewide "U.S. & Global Diversity & Inclusion" undergraduate requirement at your 2-year or 4-year institution of higher education in NM? This interactive workshop will discuss the challenges and possibilities of creating a diversity, equity and inclusion requirement at your institution. We will share the process at the University of New Mexico. For more information and for materials such as the syllabi checklist with learning outcomes, please visit: diverse.unm.edu and click "U.S. & Global Diversity & Inclusion Requirement.

  • Nancy López, Associate VP, Division for Equity and Inclusion; Professor, Sociology
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus
  • Shiv Desai, Associate Professor
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Moderator:

Lorena Blanco-Silva, Planning Committee
University of New Mexico-Main Campus, DIE


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session B

Words have meaning and consequences:

Stereotyping Students and Students Stereotyping

A stereotype, either positive or negative, is an erroneous generalization of a social group. It is a preconceived idea that attributes certain characteristics to all members of a social group, while at the same time, it does not take into account of individual differences. In this session, we will discuss the two forms and two sources of stereotypes, explore the impacts of stereotypes on a student and demonstrate how an instructor can intervene and help students to nurture their friendship.

  • Julia Wai-Yin So, Associate Professor, Sociology 
    University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
  • Amir Hedayati, Assistant Professor, OILS
    University of New Mexico-Main campus
  • Heather Sweetser, Arabic Senior Lecturer
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus
  • Soledad Garcia-King, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
    University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
Moderator:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session C

OPEN

OPEN

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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BREAKOUT SESSION


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session A

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Sarah Llanque, Committee Member

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Sandra Begay, Board of Regents Member
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Diversity and Community Building: The Importance of Diversity at UNM

Based on my experience as a Native woman researcher and serving as a UNM Regent, I will emphasis the importance of diversity and the necessity to build partnerships with communities. I have built an internship program at Sandia National Laboratories which provides hands on experience for technical American Indian students. I have served on the Board of Regents from 2000 - 2006 and I was re-appointed in 2019. I will describe my goals and actions to keep UNM diverse in reflecting New Mexico and with its collaborative ideas.


1:30 PM - 1:45PM

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1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session A

The Relationship Between Diversity, Institutional Research, and Human Resources 

The panel will discuss the relationship between Institutional Research (statistical data), Diversity (relationship), and Human Resources (who we hire) in setting and establishing campus culture. The three areas work jointly in practices as predictors in campus/organizational culture.

The presentation is mutually beneficial and works together to support the institution’s diversity initiatives. Institutional cultural is impacted by who we bring into our institutions/agencies, through outreach, recruitment, hiring and retention.

Moderator:

LD Lovett, DEI Chairperson
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session B

Students' issues resulting from pandemic and post pandemic:

Nursing Student' issues resulting from the pandemic.

This presentation will focus on unrepresentative and diversity nursing students' issues resulting from the pandemic. We will discuss Wi-Fi access that gives reliable signal –Laptops etc. 

  • Cecille Perales, Nursing Lecturer
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
  • Lowell Bautista, Assistant Professor of Nursing
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
  • Sarah Llanque, Assistant Professor of Nursing
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Moderator:

Julia Wai-Yin So, Committee Member
University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus


1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session C

OPEN

OPEN


2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

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BREAK OUT SESSION


2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session A

Systemic Racism and Social Injustice

Through a collaboration between HSLIC and Center for Teaching and Learning facilitators, will discuss impostor syndrome, which is the inability to see one’s own successes as legitimately deserved despite all evidence to the contrary. While impostor syndrome is a common experience among adults, how are feeling of impostorism different from experiences of othering, minority status stress, or perceived discrimination? In this workshop, we will discuss impostor syndrome, the mediated effects of marginalization and discrimination, and ways to manage both.

  • Kelleen Maluski, Student Success & Engagement Librarian and Associate Director at the Center for Teaching and Learning 
    UNM HSC and UNM
  • Stephanie M. Sánchez, Associate Director
    UNM Center for Teaching and Learning

Moderator:

Kendall R. Ramirez, Committee Member
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session B

Strategic Planning for Community Engagement and Incorporating Local Funds of Knowledge

The presentation will frame an “Engaged Scholarship” model for faculty members to be more directly articulated with local community needs, assets and knowledge for instruction, research and service.  This direction includes many place-based education strategies. Many university systems are adopting “Engaged Scholarship” as accepted criteria for Promotion and Tenure.

  • Eric RomeroFaculty/ Interim Chair: Department of Languages and Culture
    New Mexico Highlands University
  • Rebecca Maldonado Moore, Professor
    New Mexico Highlands University
  • Adrian I. SandovalDirector, Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations
    New Mexico Highlands University

Moderator:

Mark Remillard, Committee Member
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session C

Workforce training (WIOA) in short term credential skills putting individuals back to work

Training adults, especially technical training can be challenging. For hearing or vision impaired individuals those challenges may become overwhelming obstacles. What can we do as instructors or educators to minimize some of the barriers that exist? In a short series of slides and videos, I will show you some examples of the tools that exist to caption videos or lectures for hearing impaired students. With videos, your vision impaired students get to hear you even if they are unable to see everything. And with captioning, your vision impaired students get a second chance with a screen reader of their choice to add another audio track that may reinforce their learning materials. Some of the material I cover is based on a lifetime of learning and training in Industrial Workplace Environments. While my focus is on workforce training, the hearing and vision barriers that exist may be limitations for many of our students.

  • Jon Saatvedt, Visiting Lecturer
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Moderator:

James Fisk, Committee Member
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus


TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKERS


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Sign In and registration online


9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Session A

Welcome and Overview of Summit:

LD LovettDEI Chairperson
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Defining the New Norm - A Courageous Journey

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Joseph Silva, Interim Chief of Police
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Gregory Smith, Vice President for Law Enforcement Education
    The Center for American and International Law and Director, ILEA

  Examining the intersection between Ethics and Diversity through a law enforcement prism.

Against the backdrop of leadership and morality this talk will examine the interception between Ethics and Diversity. Through a law enforcement prism often these two subjects are approached separately and seen as distinctive. This talk will attempt to explain why this approach to both Ethics and Diversity has failed us. The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration believes in a more combined approach to education in this regard in attempt to encourage the discussion and implantation of principles from both concepts to improve leadership, guidance and influence to effect greater change.


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

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11:00 AM ­ 12:00 PM

Session A

Promising Practices in Diversity Education Serving Native American Populations

This presentation discusses promising practices in math education serving Dine students. Teaching math to students whose first language is Dine can pose a challenge.

  • John White, Math Education Specialist
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
  • Sarah Llanque, Assistant professor
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

Moderator:


11:00 AM ­ 12:00 PM

Session B

Dual Credit: High school students included in the higher education landscape and culture, the challenges and accomplishments

This session highlights three distinct early college high schools in New Mexico, and what they are doing to promote a head start in college for students from underserved populations and how those students are meaningfully supported in the successful acquisition of dual credit.

Moderator:

Robert Hunter, Principal
Middle College High School (Gallup)


11:00 AM ­ 12:00 PM

Session C

Students' issues resulting from pandemic and post pandemic:

Students issues in their own words the impact of the pandemic

The pandemic has forever changed the way we live and go on with our lives. This statement is especially true for our students. The burden and affects of the pandemic is still felt to this day.

  • Charles Aguirre, Student Body President
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
  • Student representative
    New Mexico Highlands University
  • Turquoise “Chenoa” Velarde, Student Programs Specialist
    University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Moderator:


12:00 PM - ­ 12:30 PM

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BREAKOUT SESSION


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session A

Introduction of Keynote Speakers:

Eric Romero, Committee Member

 

Keynote Speakers:

Trauma Impact on faculty, students, individuals, communities, institutions

The 100% New Mexico initiative and the trauma Impact on faculty, students, individuals, communities, institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the 100% New Mexico initiative, a program of NMSU, designed to support county stakeholders

Moderator:


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session A

The Trauma Impact on faculty, students, individuals, communities, institutions

Description

While ACEs studies show that traumatic experiences occur widely in our society, the pandemic caused its own trauma across society more pervasively. This presentation considers how COVID-19 might have impacted us socially -- and personally – more than we realized. Certainly, it has impacted our students as well. We explore the scholarship around pandemic-related trauma and consider what we can do to manage its consequences for others and for ourselves.

  • Tracy Lassiter, Assistant Professor of English
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

  Moderator:


1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session B

The Anthropology of Racism: Manifestations in Modern American Society.

This presentation gives historical and anthropological context to issues of racism as they have manifested themselves throughout history in the Americas.

  • Christopher Dyer, Professor of Anthropology
    University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus

 Moderator: 


1:45 PM - 2:40 PM

Session C

STEM Community: Strengths the Stem Community relied upon for overcoming the challenges of the pandemic facing Native Americans in STEM

The panel will share information, and address the topic “promising practices in diversity education serving Native American populations” by talking about the program supports that have aided our NA students in the program. The sharing of a recent survey of NAU grad students to see what works or is lacking in their programs. This survey is also relevant to pandemic responses. 

  • Anita Antoninka, Professor, Assistant Research Professor
    Northern Arizona University

Moderator:


2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

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2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session A

Indigenous/Traditional Wisdom for Resilient Communities:

The Corn Pollen Model: Connecting our Spiritual, Mental, Physical and Social Well-Being Attributes during and after the COVID Pandemic.

As part of this workshop, participants will learn about the spiritual, mental, physical, and social well-being components of the Corn Pollen Model

  • Shawn Secatero, Associate Professor
    University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Moderator:


2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session B

Diversity and the Youth Voice

The presentation entitled, "College Hispanic/Latinx students navigating STEM programs" describes the experiences and perspectives of 20 college students in STEM programs, who identify as Hispanic/Latinx. Results of phenomenological interviews revealed big differences within this group not only in terms of being first generation students, or not, but also about how they accessed social, academic, and financial support while in college. Some specific cases will be discussed to foreground recommendations.

Moderator:


2:55 PM - 3:50 PM

Session C

LGBTQ Community challenges of the pandemic. Understanding and awareness of some of the Acronyms

Understanding and addressing how the National Political Climate for LGBTQIA+ folx directly impacts New Mexico's students, faculty and staff.

  • sj Miller, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
    Santa Fe Community College

Moderator:


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