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CANCELLED: Invisible Labor in Higher Education


Guest Speaker Dr. Christine Stanley

College and university mission statements espouse the value of a diverse campus environment. Many lament the fact that changing social and cultural demographics of our states and society do not reflect the campus population. In particular, the enrollment of minoritized faculty and students continue to lag, and have not kept pace with the demographics.

There are many factors that contribute to a diverse campus environment (e.g., historical legacy, psychological and behavioral climate, structural diversity), and the research literature is clear that having a diverse faculty does make a difference––in terms of student engagement and retention, campus climate, role models, courses and curricula, research, teaching, and preparing students for civic and social responsibility, among others. However, the visible or invisible presence of a few or many minoritized faculty on a college campus does not come without cost and labor.

This presentation will share current research on invisible labor in the academy, with particular emphasis on the experiences of minoritized faculty in predominantly white colleges and universities and draw implications for institutional policies, practices, and processes.

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9:00am to 11:00am

Strong Hall, 101
1621 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion


Faculty & Staff


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Office of the Provost


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Matthew Theriot

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