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Invisible Labor Session for Academic Administrators, January 11

Dr. Christine Stanley will be visiting UT on January 11, 2019, to lead two sessions about the problem of “invisible labor” experienced by faculty and staff from underrepresented populations. Invisible labor is broadly defined as the expectation and pressure that many diverse faculty and staff feel to serve as role models, mentors, and advisors to underrepresented students, and to meet the institutional needs for diverse representation on committees, at meetings, and in departmental or office activities. Dr. Stanley is vice president and associate provost for diversity emerita at Texas A&M University and a nationally-recognized expert on diversity in higher education. Her visit is intended to help raise awareness about this issue and to provide guidance for addressing inequities. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost in coordination with the chancellor’s commissions.

All faculty and administrators are invited to attend an open lecture from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Strong Hall 101. (No RSVP needed to attend.)

Academic administrators are also invited to click here to RSVP for a separate workshop and discussion, scheduled from 1:00-4:00 p.m.in 402 Haslam Business Building. Please RSVP by  Monday, January 7.

Should you have any questions, please contact Matthew Theriot at 4-9782 or mtheriot@utk.edu.