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Workshops and Trainings


Throughout the year, the Office of Faculty Affairs offers faculty workshops and programming. If you have questions, comments, or recommendations for topics, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at

Current Offerings

Friday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: A Faculty Discussion on Injustice in America

Faculty are invited to engage in a conversation on the recent events that again shine a spotlight on the challenges and inequities faced by African Americans and people of color. In our roles as educators, scholars, and stewards of the best ideas and values of a civil society, we can apply our abilities to impact positively the lives of those who suffer from injustice. We also recognize that care is needed for the caregiver, so there is value in offering support to one another. Faculty are encouraged to participate, and ready to hear and share stories and strategies on how to ensure belonging and inclusion within our Vanderbilt community as well as within our circles of influence.

*Suggested pre-session reading: Making Sense of the Senseless*


Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education

William H. Robinson, Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Carrie Archie Russell, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Arts & Science

Tuesday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Supporting Inclusion and Belonging During Covid-19

Faculty are invited to join a conversation with the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and directors from Vanderbilt’s various identity centers about the challenges and inequities that emerge at the intersection of identity and crisis. Our conversation will consider how the disparate impact of COVID-19 and violence directed at underrepresented minorities can be mitigated in a virtual academic and social experience. Faculty are encouraged to participate, be ready to hear and share stories and strategies on how to ensure inclusion and belonging within many virtual interactions with students, postdocs, staff, and faculty colleagues. Register here.


William H. Robinson, Vice Provost for Academic Advancement, Executive Director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Rory Dicker, Director, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Rosevelt Noble, Director, Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center, Assistant Dean of Residential Colleges


Monday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Discussions on Self-Care During a Difficult Academic Year

This session aims to provide information, resources, and a place to connect with others around the challenges faculty and postdocs have faced throughout the end of the academic year and into the beginning of summer. Focusing on the impact of the recent tornadoes, COVID-19, and persistent racial injustices, Dr. Lauren Dattilo and Dr. Ciera Scott will facilitate a conversation on navigating competing demands, experiences of different kinds of grief, and strategies for self-care during these difficult times. Register here.

Lauren Dattilo, Clinical Psychologist, Work/Life Connections – EAP

Ciera V. Scott, Licensed Psychologist, University Counseling Center


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