Mar. 24, 2021—Money Matters Week, which aims to uplift and broaden the Vanderbilt community’s understanding of the ways in which people and students from low- and lower-income backgrounds experience and navigate systemic and social barriers, will feature a week of events March 30–April 2. The programming will include a faculty panel, virtual workshops and games, and online information on financial literacy and wellness.
OpEd Project offers opportunity to strengthen writing effectiveness; workshop applications now being accepted
Mar. 24, 2021—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence invite Vanderbilt faculty, graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows and staff to apply for an upcoming two-day workshop to be conducted virtually by the OpEd Project, which is committed to increasing the number of women thought leaders contributing to key public forums through their writing.
Academic Pathways bridges postdoctoral training to professional success; two fellows join for 2020-21
Mar. 19, 2021—Two Provost Postdoctoral Fellows have joined Vanderbilt University this academic year as part of the Academic Pathways program. Academic Pathways creates a bridge from academic training to entry-level faculty positions for recently graduated doctoral and law students from a diverse array of backgrounds, identities and experiences.
Feb. 15, 2021—A virtual town hall-style discussion about identity, language and race is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17, as part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commemoration of Black History Month. “The Intersection of Identity Conversations in the Disabled Community: From Person-first to Identity-first Language” is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. CT and will be hosted by the Student Access office, Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Feb. 9, 2021—Collecting demographic information in ways that are inclusive to all identities is a positive step for any organization to make toward greater accuracy and equity. This guide from Vanderbilt's Office of LGBTQI Life offers a few specific ways to ask about gender and sexuality in ways that are respectful and inclusive.
Dec. 18, 2020—Chris Purcell, director of Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life since 2013, will leave the position Dec. 31 to become assistant dean of students at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Rob Nelson, assistant director of LGBTQI Life, will serve as the interim director while a national search is conducted to fill the role, William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, has announced.
Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers’ fall programming supports VU community
Dec. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and identity centers coordinated a number of initiatives and events during the fall 2020 semester to support the university community—in particular, those members with systemically nondominant identities—amid the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social and political unrest in the country.
Dec. 4, 2020—The deans of Vanderbilt’s 10 colleges and schools each have named liaisons to work directly with the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. These Deans’ Diversity Designates will serve as advocates for inclusive excellence as well as equity-, diversity- and inclusion-related initiatives at their respective schools and in their specific areas across the Vanderbilt campus.
Nov. 4, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community will participate in First-Generation Celebration Day, a nationwide event planned for Sunday, Nov. 8, that seeks to honor the motivations and accomplishments of first-generation students and graduates at colleges and universities across the country.
Oct. 21, 2020—Franklin Ellis Jr. has been named director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (OIE), Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of OIE William H. Robinson has announced.
Oct. 19, 2020—New resources for faculty search committees are available through an online learning community and asynchronous resource repository. These resources will support the efforts of departments and schools to attract a strong, diverse pool of candidates and to recruit the best new colleagues.
$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.