|College of the Environment | University of Washington
Conversations on Defining Diversity: Accommodation is More Than Just a Word
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Please RSVP by Wednesday May 23. Coffee and sweets will be served.
A learning disability can keep you from reading. A physical disability can keep you from fieldwork.
Truth, or historical baggage?
Students with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM. Does environmental science select against them?
What if a disability resulted in unique insights, extending our perceptions of what is environment and how to study it?
Get some answers. Join us for a dialog between students and instructors on how the College of the Environment can go beyond accommodation to make classrooms, field trips, labs, and learning more accessible.
Join our conversation with:
Darrel S. Cowan, Professor, Earth & Space Sciences.
Kelsey Byers, Graduate Student, Biology.
Lisa Hannon, Graduate Student, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
Francoise Papillon, Fifth Year, Oceanography.
About CoDD: Diversity, equality, engagement, opportunity - these are words laden with value and individual meaning. The College of the Environment is committed to creating and supporting a diverse academic community representing a full range of cultural, ethnic and disciplinary sectors.
One way to achieve that goal is by talking.
Conversations on Defining Diversity is a public forum within the College where we - all of us - can explore the issues, roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities our College faces, as the first step towards brainstorming solutions.
Each conversation will focus on a particular aspect of diversity, and will feature our own faculty, staff, and students speaking about their experiences, often from very different points of view. Come listen, share, and learn.