Annual Faculty Development Special Event

An annual diversity/inclusion-focused workshop or special lecture for all College of Dental Medicine faculty.

2019 Event

June 5, 2019
"Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for the Classroom and Clinic"
Amanda M. Jungels, PhD, and Chandani Patel, PhD, Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning

2018 Event

May 22, 2018
"Skills and Strategies for Facilitating and Engaging in Challenging Dialogues on Diversity-Related Content"
Cheryl L. Franks, PhD, Higher Education Officer and Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

2017 Event

May 31, 2017
"Overcoming Microaggressions, Implicit Bias and Harmful Impact"
Derald Wing Sue, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College and School of Social Work, Columbia University

2016 Inaugural Event

May 20, 2016
"Respecting Differences: Intersections of Identity & Diversity in an Academic Healthcare Setting"
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

In a professional field that is becoming increasingly culturally and religiously diverse, faculty members must be aware of how to engage with colleagues, staff, students and patients from a variety of backgrounds. To that end, this workshop guides participants in examining and understanding the impact of social identities - cultural, religious and socio-economic - and introduces tool sets that can be used to effectively and respectfully interact with colleagues, staff, students and patients of diverse backgrounds. Topics will include social identity, unconscious bias, health disparities, and respectful communication in diverse workplaces.