Implementation of the Diversity Discussion in the Honors College (Faculty Panel)
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assignment_ind Frausto, O., Ingold, K. & Lloyd, S. “ Implementation of the Diversity Discussion in the Honors College ”Since 2018, the Honors College at Ball State University has intentionally developed a Diversity Plan, which includes promoting organized events relating to diversity. Most recently, we are launching a discussion group for students, faculty, and staff to engage in issues of diversity awareness, inclusion, anti-racism, feminism, anthropocentrism, as well as cross-cutting issues such as democracy, climate change, science, and humanities. This round table has the purpose of discussing the following questions: What are the benefits of implementing a diversity-based discussion group for students, faculty, and staff? What are potential reading assignments for the discussion, and would you recommend including reading assignments or not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having students, faculty, and staff in the discussion groups as opposed to having separate groups for each? What are the potential products that could result from a discussion group? Could the discussion groups provide an opportunity to pursue internal and external grants? How? How could discussion groups enhance motivation among students to engage in theses around diversity topics?