Sponsored by the CLAS Council on Diversity and Inclusion, Exchanges take place from 11am to 12:30pm, in the Student Commons Building, Room 1401. All members of the campus and community are welcome and lunch is served!

Why Inclusive Classrooms Are Important, Feb 27

Dr. Amanda Beyer-Purvis is a Project Manager with the CLAS Office of Inclusive Excellence in STEM. She is also an affiliate faculty member with the History Department at MSU Denver. She began her academic career in Religious Studies, but found her way to history via an interest in the U.S. legal system and its relationship with educational equity. Her research into systemic inequity in education pulled her out of the archives and into a career working to increase equity and justice in higher education. Her presentation will be on how to use inclusive language and messaging-particularly in course syllabi-to increase growth mindset and belonging in the classroom.

Jaimie Carrington is the First Year Academic Advisor for the Department of Integrative Biology. She provides the Department of Integrative Biology with direct degree planning. She is a transplant from Texas but has been growing roots in Colorado since joining the CLAS Advising team in 2016. Born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she moved across the state to earn her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jaimie started her diverse career in education in 2006 and has been supporting inclusive student success as an Academic Success Advisor since Spring of 2018.  She enjoys watching students she meets at New Student Orientations all the way through graduation and onward towards their future goals.

Olivia Fambrini is a student at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring in International Studies, with a minor Political Science and a certificate in Immigration Studies. She is the International Studies student representative on the Student Advisory Council of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Council on Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to her coursework and involvement at the University of Colorado Denver, Olivia has held internships at the ECDC African Community Center and the International Rescue Committee, resulting in over 2 years of experience working with immigrant and refugee communities in Denver, Colorado.

For disability accommodations, or to bring a class to a session, please contact Tracy Kohm, at tracy.kohm@ucdenver.edu

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If you have ideas for future Interdisciplinary Exchanges please contact Tracy.Kohm@ucdenver.edu.​​