Office for Inclusive Excellence
Apr. 19, 2021—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence have collaborated on a new monthly newsletter, “The Inclusive Connector,” which will launch in the coming weeks.
Apr. 2, 2021—A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Disability Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom.
Apr. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University will recognize the many contributions and significant impact of its graduate and professional students with a series of Instagram posts and prize giveaways during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 5–9.
Mar. 29, 2021—Faculty and instructors seeking to broaden their understanding of best practices to close racial and other systemic performance and persistence gaps in the classroom are invited to “Promoting Persistence in STEM,” a discussion hosted by the Center for Teaching, on Friday, April 2, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. CT.
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.
Mar. 22, 2021—Students can build global connections and gain greater empathy for differing beliefs and experiences during an international story exchange between Vanderbilt and Nigeria’s Nile University on March 27.
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.
Mar. 2, 2021—A virtual town hall-style discussion about identity, language and gender is scheduled for Monday, March 22, as part of Vanderbilt’s commemoration of Women’s History Month. The conversation about person-first versus identity-first language will be held from 11 a.m. to noon CT via Zoom.
Feb. 23, 2021—The co-editors of "The Black Trans Prayer Book," an interfaith collection of stories, poems, prayers, meditations and more about the experiences of trans and nonbinary Black people, were the featured guests during a two-day virtual event hosted by the Vanderbilt community.
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. 12, 2021—A two-day virtual event Feb. 18–19 hosted by the Vanderbilt community will feature the creators of "The Black Trans Prayer Book," an interfaith collection of stories, poems, prayers, meditations and more about the experiences of Black trans and nonbinary people.