ADVANCE Workshop | Understanding the Challenges Facing Queer and Trans Faculty, with Jason Garvey (University of Vermont)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Campus Center Hadley Room | UMass Amherst

Queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates. These experiences may lead LGBTQ faculty to leave their institutions. This workshop will delve into how region, climate, and other factors impact queer/trans spectrum faculty, and how institutions can help develop more supportive environments.  

About Jason Garvey

Dr. Jason C. Garvey is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences at the University of Vermont. His research examines student affairs and college classroom contexts with focus on assessing and quantifying student experiences across social identities, with particular attention to queer and trans collegians. Dr. Garvey has taught graduate courses in student development theory, student affairs administration, college students and environments, counseling and helping skills, assessment and evaluation, and research methods, among others. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr. Garvey worked in student services across a variety of functional areas, including academic advising, LGBTQ student involvement and advocacy, undergraduate research, and student affairs assessment.

About ADVANCE Workshops

ADVANCE program workshops are delivered in partnership with units across campus to extend and enhance our existing campus offerings. Our partners include the Provost’s Office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Institute for Social Science Research, the Institute for Teaching and Faculty Development, the Center for Research on Families, as well as the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.