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Two-day diversity workshops planned at West Hartford campus (Released: 11/9/95)

by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut s African-American Faculty and Staff Association will hold a conference on "Diversity and Equity in University Life" Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17 at the West Hartford campus.

The two-day conference will feature three workshops presented by James A. Anderson, dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies at North Carolina State University.

Anderson, who has delivered more than 60 presentations at major state and national conferences on diversity in education, has conducted more than 200 workshops at colleges and universities on the subject.

He will deliver two presentations Thursday. In the first, Strategies for Implementing Diversity Initiatives on Campus, Anderson will focus on how institutional goals for diversity can be put into place by students, staff and faculty.

The second, Developing a Formal Assessment of the Presence and Impact of Diversity Efforts on Campus, will consider how diversity has been defined by traditional and non-traditional populations. He will examine institutional management strategies that are necessary to create a diverse community.

On Friday, Anderson will tie everything together by examining methods in which institutions can take discussions about diversity to the next level. He will talk about how diversity fits into the University s strategic plan.

Dr. Anderson s philosophy will help UConn continue its effort in promoting multiculturalism, says Roy Craddock, director of business services at the West Hartford campus and co-chair of the event. Bringing Dr. Anderson to West Hartford shows UConn s strong commitment to promoting diversity.

The workshops will take place at the Library Building on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and sponsored by the president s office and the undergraduate program.

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