Good morning from the College of Charleston. Thank you for hosting the conversation today
Hello from Converse College! Grateful for this opportunity and to see so many dedicated to this necessary education for our campuses.
The practice of forcing minority's particular black employees to "suck it up" continues.
Good morning from Tri-County Technical College. Personally, I have experienced various emotions--hurt, anger, disappointment... but glad that so any people are becoming aware of these issues and doing something about it.
Good morning from Clemson, thanks for hosting this.
Greetings from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. Thank you for hosting this event.
Good-morning from Newberry College, in Newberry SC! As a new member of SA in Higher Ed. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be included in this conversation!
I have felt angry that I had not been taught everything I should have been in early childhood education. I am certain it is one of the roots of reasoning that causes the unfair and unequal treatment of black lives. I feel that with the right education, others will understand why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important and change is needed!
Feeling shocked after the news report coming from the race car incident - after all that has already been brought to light prior to that
Agreed Cassie! There are also important identity formation implications of providing a more holistic and accurate history. This reminds me of Dr. Beverly Tatum’s “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria”
I struggle with connecting with people who prominently display the confederate flag, refusing to acknowledge or respect how disrespectful, demeaning, and damaging it is. And yet they remain students, faculty, and staff at our institutions. What are some strategies in communicating with those who are willfully ignorant?
I will add to my list of book to read Jerad!
that is a great book Jerad
Todd, I have noted your question for the panelists
Great question Todd!
I have a lot of work to do to educate myself to advocate for my friends and colleagues.
Yes to budget showing institutional priorities!
Always tell me class the budget reflects Dept or institution’s values
Thank you to our panelists for making themselves available today. Dr. Hylton mentioned alumni - what is a way you (or others) have engaged alumni in this process? Further question, how have you been able to educate and engage alumni who may not be as “woke?”
it was everyone
Is anyone else having audio issues? This keeps breaking up.
still breaking up
If participants can turn off their videos, that may help with any bandwidth issues we could be having.
It keeps breaking up.
Its probably a bandwidth problem - turning off camera normally helps.
Yes, it's still breaking up.
Perhaps the microphone is stealing Dr. Pratt's bandwidth
Jerad the audio seems to work well when you're unmuted. Strange but give it a shot.
yes still breaking up for me
I’ve seen that too Dan
To the panelists: How has this moment of worldwide expression of outrage influenced your respective institutions' DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) priorities as reflected through policies and budgets?
Great to see you — Deborah— Bobby
For everyone who has submitted questions, we have made a note of all of them and will get to as many as we are able. Thank you!
Hi Bobby! :)
Wonder if any of the panelist might answer some of the questions in writing afterwards and those shared with participants
Yes, campus culture is key to how fertile the ground is for some of these initiatives.
Right now we are in crisis mode, but campus culture can be pervasive and outlive these moments of crisis.
Good point Altheia!
Very excellent point, Altheia!
Policy, budget, and hiring practices
You can also tell a lot about an institutions priorities around DEI by looking at the demographic make-up of the leadership.
Leadership at the C-Suite outside the CDO
Deans as well
Great points Tierney and Altheia!
Or taught at home...
Speaks to our socialization beyond our institutions. How have families, k-12 schools, churches, communities, and media reinforced certain messages or ideas about symbols
That socialization can happen in many different spaces.
Have to hop off for another meeting but thank you for the conversation! This has been very powerful discussion!
Thank you, Alexa for joining us!
For Panelist, can you discuss how to address the most common policies you've encountered that disadvantage or negatively impact our students of color and strategies you've developed to dismantle or productively address those policies?
can we do a part two
Look forward January for SCCPA and the DEI conference sign up! more HEAT...coming
How have you had success in engaging students who are resistant to study of ideas outside of their own experience?
Yes, Tony- we are going to look into possible future sessions to continue the conversation!
Thank you for the opportunity to start these sometimes difficult conversations.
Thank you so much for the invitation to be here this afternoon. I have enjoyed this discussion very much! And, always happy to have further discussion! firstname.lastname@example.org IG and Twitter: @drlamarhylton
Thank you all!
Thank you all
Thank you for this forum! It was very informative and i look forward to more opportunities.
Thank you so much to SCCPA for organizing this conversation. I hope it is the first of many. Thank you to the panelists and the moderator!
Thanks for the viewpoints
So proud of SCCPA! Leading the Way for Over 50 Years
Thank you all again for your thoughts and suggestions on how to move forward
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Thank you for the forum...Congratulations Jerad! I did not know you are a fellow Tiger. I look forward to more discussion and innovations.
Thank you for this forum.
Thank you to the SCCPA Leadership and Panelists! Appreciate the space. Looking forward to the next one.
Good discussion and leadership, SCCPA.
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Thank you for inviting me to participate.
Nice work Jerad!
thank you so much, this was wonderful.
Thank you to the SCCPA leadership and panelists for the space to learn and reflect.
Thank you leading this discussion and for helping us come together to tackle this work to dismantle institutional racism.
Part II would be a great idea! Thanks for coordinating this event!
thank you so much!
Thank you all for providing this information and opportunity
thanks to all, especially panelists!
Thank you for this forum.
Thank you so much for proving this space!
Thank you very much!
Thanks everyone! Take care
Thank you so much to the panelists and SCCPA