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RSVP for Invisible Labor Session for Academic Administrators

Dr. Christine Stanley will visit UT on August 22, 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 staff, faculty and administrators are invited to attend an open lecture from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in room 362 of the Student Union. (No RSVP is needed to attend the open lecture.)

In addition to the open forum, academic administrators are also invited to attend a separate workshop and discussion, scheduled from 1:00-4:00 377A of the Student Union (Executive Dining Room). So we are able to make appropriate preparations for this special session, we ask that you RSVP here by Friday, August 16.

Should you have any questions, please contact Matthew Theriot at 4-9782 or