Each January, the PBS Graduate Student Diversity Committee hosts a retreat, which is a daylong opportunity for our community to convene and learn about topics relevant to multicultural practice and research. This year’s retreat was titled, “Diversity in Teaching and Mentorship: Navigating an Increasingly Diverse Academic Atmosphere." The committee hosted a number of great speakers who spoke about various aspects of diversity in academia: Dr. Chrystal A. George Mwangi (Department of Educational Research, Policy, and Administration) on the importance of diversity in teaching and mentorship; Dr. Michelle Trim (College of Information and Computer Science) on fostering diversity in the classroom; and Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard (Psychology Department - Mount Holyoke) on effective multicultural mentorship. PBS gives thanks to the many students, staff, and faculty that attended!
Dr. Chrystal A. George Mwangi presents on the importance of diversity in teaching and mentorship.
Students and faculty share instances of how they have encountered diversity-related issues in their academic experiences.
Dr. Michelle Trim presents on fostering diversity in the classroom.