UMSI Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Event: Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

As part of the 2019 U-M Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium,  Professor of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College, and 2018/19 Faculty Fellow with the U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, will present "Intentional Mentorship: Building inclusive campus environments for student learning and success."

Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard will reach beyond general calls for inclusivity through a discussion of scenarios illustrating the challenges facing students whose identities are underrepresented in higher education and within their fields of study. Packard will draw in part from her own research on STEM transfer pathways within the state of Massachusetts, with a focus on community college transfer students, first-generation college students, students of color, and women, as well as from a larger body of research on inclusive climate. In response to the pressing need to advance the success of diverse students on campus, Packard calls for greater intentionality in mentoring, whether in office hours, research environments, classrooms, or community spaces. She will share practical strategies for faculty, students and staff to create inclusive campus environments by fostering a culture of intentional mentorship. Her work and presentation is relevant across diverse and interdisciplinary fields related to information, computer science, engineering and more. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend and join the discussion.

This event is sponsored by the UMSI Dean's Office and UMSI DEI Committee.

Learn more about the U-M MLK Symposium.

Lunch provided: RSVP Here.