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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT INJUSTICES...
WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY AND WE, HEAR, SEE AND STAND WITH #BlackatUARK

As part of the University of Arkansas' "Transforming the U of A: Combating Racism and Building an Inclusive Campus" initiative, Vice Chancellor Yvette Murphy-Erby is tasking us to answer three questions:
  • What should we STOP doing?
  • What should we START doing?
  • What should we CONTINUE to do?


View the recording of the July 9th "Deans’ Town Hall on J. William Fulbright’s Legacy."

 


 

Fulbright's DEI Hour

Wednesday, August 12th

White People and Anti-Racism: Allies, Co-Conspirators, and Accomplices - Special Guest DEI Hour Host: Dr. Anna Zajicek

 

 

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Conference ID: 879 411 099#

Meetings are generally hosted every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

VISION: The vision for our weekly Fulbright College DEI Hour is to have a weekly topic (some weeks the topic may carry over), facilitate the conversation, and allow open discussion for those who want to participate.

GOALS: The goal for the conversations in our weekly Fulbright College DEI Hour is to provide a platform to share experiences, ensue awareness and education, allow voices to be heard and instill a sense of belonging.

The meeting will consist of 30 minutes of topic discussion and 30 minutes of open format for comments.

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Online Trainings, for Fulbright College, Powered by the IDEALS Institute

biasFacing Bias: Exposing Blind Spots / Engaging in Action

October 13th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection and discussion about unconscious/implicit bias and its impact, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to implicit bias in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with an increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to counter implicit bias.
 


 

EquityEquity 101: Building Understanding / Engaging in Action

October 21st, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This interactive training is designed to foster a foundational understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about equity, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to equity in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with an increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to create more equitable practices.
 


 

microaggressionMicroaggressions: Exposing Blind Spots / Engaging in Action

November 4th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about microaggressions, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to microaggressions in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with an increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to create more validating interactions and workplaces.
 


 

Gender BiasGender Bias: Building Understanding / Creating Allies

November 12th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This interactive training is designed to foster understanding, clarity, reflection, and discussion about bias against women in the workplace, through engagement in large and small group discussions. Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to gender-based bias in a thoughtfully facilitated environment. Participants will leave with an increased awareness to help guide further reflection, conversation, and action to counter gender bias.
 


 

MEET OUR FULBRIGHT COLLEGE DEI COUNCIL MEMBERS

Kate Chapman

Kate Chapman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science

Geri Cruz

Geri Cruz

Administrative Support Supervisor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Erica Estes

Erica Estes

Director of Employer Relations for Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Hershel Hartford

Hershel Hartford

Administrative Support Supervisor in the Department of  Communication
Xavier Medina

Xavier Medina, Ph.D.

Diane D. Blair Professor of Latino Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kusum Naithani

Kusum Naithani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences

Yajaira Padilla

Yajaira Padilla, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies

Kyle Prince

Kyle Prince

HEI Program

Coordinator

Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

of Natural Sciences

Warrington Sebree

Warrington Sebree

Graduate Student in the Department of Political Science

Lia Uribe

Lia Uribe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music/Bassoon in the Department of Music

Mica-Ela Vitug

Mica-Ela Vitug

Senior Double Majoring in Journalism Advertising and PR and Political Science

Romona West

Romona West, J.D.

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Chairperson

Anna Zajicek

Anna Zajicek, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Fulbright College, Professor of Sociology

 


University of Arkansas Diversity Values Statement

In order to enhance educational diversity, the University of Arkansas seeks to include and integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and intellectual perspective.

For more information on Diversity at the University of Arkansas, follow the links below:

 


University of Arkansas Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, which is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Arkansas, to prohibit discrimination of its students, faculty, and staff and to make every effort to eliminate discrimination within the university community.

Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited.

It is the responsibility of the University of Arkansas' Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance to investigate and resolve all allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, genetic information and sexual orientation.

The University of Arkansas complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Free language assistance (oral or written) is available for LEP individuals to the extent required to provide meaningful access to programs and services.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.


Reporting a Concern or Violation:

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance is pleased to announce that we have implemented a new online reporting system, Advocate GME. This system will allow individuals to report discrimination complaints, staff grievances and accommodation requests in a more efficient way. Individuals will have an opportunity to provide supportive documents and
information as well.

 The reporting system can be found on the following websites:

 Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance: http://oeoc.uark.edu/report-or-request/index.php

Report A Concern: https://report.uark.edu/

 Compliance Officer

For allegations of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment or acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other forms of sex/gender discrimination, the University has designated a Title IX Coordinator with overall responsibility for oversight of the University’s compliance with its obligations under Title IX. All complaints or any concerns about sexual conduct should be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator:

 Title IX Coordinator

Liz Means, Title IX Coordinator

For allegations of sexual assault by faculty, staff or other persons (other than students), the Title IX Coordinator makes a referral to the University Compliance Officer, who coordinates with the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD) and the University Health Center to ensure that allegations of sexual assault reported to University officials are investigated and that confirmed allegations are addressed through University personnel processes, as appropriate.  The Compliance Officer can be reached at the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 346 N. West Avenue (West Avenue Annex), 479-575-4019, titlevii@uark.edu.



 For allegations of sexual misconduct by students, the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, coordinate with UAPD and the University Health Center to ensure that allegations of sexual misconduct reported to University officials are processed through the University student conduct system, as appropriate.  The Deputy Title IX Coordinators report to the University Title IX Coordinator on all allegations of sexual misconduct processed through the student conduct system.  Contact information is as follows:

 Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Shane Barker: Director of Advising