The Forum, held annually during the spring semester, showcases about 8 to 10 faculty members, chosen through a juried application process that the FRC oversees, and honors them for their contributions to diversity related research. Over 300 faculty, students, and staff members attend the Forum each year. The Forum is a collaborative effort between the FRC and a number of different co-sponsoring units, which have included the College of Journalism, the College of Health and Human Performance, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and the University of Maryland Libraries' Diversity Committee.
Teaching to Transform
Intergroup Dialogue as a Cutting-Edge Teaching Strategy in All Disciplines
March 30, 2004, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
6th Floor Special Events Room
Dr. Maurine Beasley, Dr. Sally Koblinsky, & Dr. Marvin Scott
Co-Chairs, Faculty Relations Committee of the Diversity Initiative
What is Intergroup Dialogue?
Intergroup Dialogue is a facilitated form of interaction in which people from two or more social or cultural identity groups (i.e, Black/White or Men/Women) come together to collaboratively explore the issues that exist between, and attempt to build bridges across, the groups. It differs from debate in that participants listen for understanding, instead of listening to gain advantage to win an argument.
Activity Intergroup Dialogue Experience
Presentation of Research Findings
Dr. Marvin Scott
Instructor, Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Jim Greenberg
Founding Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence &
Director of K-12 Projects for the Maryland Institute on Minority Achievement & Urban Education
Mr. Dan Balon
Intergroup Dialogue Program Specialist, Office of Human Relations Programs
Light Refreshments will be Served
Download the 2004 Faculty Research Forum Flier.
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Sponsored by: the Campus-Wide Diversity Initiative of the Faculty Relations Committee and the Office of Human Relations Programs.
Co-Sponsored by: University Libraries and its Diversity Committee; the Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost; the Office of the Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity; the Office of Research and Graduate Studies; the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity; the Center for Teaching Excellence; and the Curriculum Transformation Project.
For further information regarding the Forum, please contact Sivagami Subbaraman at (301) 405-8287 or email her at email@example.com.
Archive of past Faculty Research Forums:
Spring 2003 - "Making An Impact"
Spring 2002 - "Life After September 11: Challenges for the Future"