Upcoming Meetings & Events

Sept 20, 2017 — Idaho Diversity Network meeting
8:30 AM – Noon (MST)
UI Extension Office
5880 Glenwood St.
Boise, ID (Garden City)

The meeting is to discuss detailed recommendations for the Governor's Workforce Development Council regarding improving services to underrepresented minority students in Idaho.

PAST MEETINGS

2017 July 26-27 Boise, ID (in conjunction with Idaho Conference for Undergraduate Research)
2016 Oct 20 Coeur d'Alene, ID (in conjunction with Annual EPSCoR Conference)
2016 Jul 27 Boise, ID (BSU Student Union Bldg)
2016 Mar 8 Conference Call
2015 Oct 30 Boise, ID
2015 Aug 31-Sep 1 McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID
2014 Jun 23 Conference Call
2014 May 29 Boise, ID
2014 Feb 27 Moscow, ID

 

PAST EVENTS

2017 Feb 8-9 Hosted "Idaho Diversity Network Mentoring Conference: Strategies for Student and Faculty Mentors", in Boise, ID
Agenda | Mentoring Manual | Keynote Address

IDN Mentoring Conference: Feb 8-9, 2017
Strategies for Student and Faculty Mentors


Keynote speaker:
Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology—Columbia University

For the past 50 years social psychologists have attempted to uncover how stereotypes, discrimination, and bias in our institutions undermines learning, development and achievement. Much of this research has culminated in a deep understanding of stereotype threat. In recent years, psychologists have turned to ask the question, "What can we do to inoculate students from stereotypes and bias so that they can thrive?" This talk will share what we have learned. Specifically, research tells us that focusing on what underrepresented students come to understand about the subtle messages of acceptance or rejection that schools convey can be a powerful leverage point for change. I will share a series of experiments and insights centering on lifting student motivation and achievement by targeting the messages mentors convey.

Keynote Address Video Recording

(Duration is approximately 100 minutes)