USF Diversity Summit
USF 10th ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT
Paths to Success: Student Growth, Innovations and Solutions
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Please SAVE the DATE for USF’s 10th Annual Diversity Summit - Tuesday | April 9, 2013Electronic invitation and program of workshops and activities will soon follow.
As USF continues to focus on becoming the American Dream University where opportunities for bright and talented students exist and where scientists and scholars are coming up with solutions for global problems, we realize that it takes all of us to create a path for success for our students, our community and our country. Each and every day, we work hard on creating a path to success for more than 47,000 students who attend USF seeking to learn and grow as well as a path to success for innovation and solutions for today’s global challenges. We are in fact creating innumerable paths for success.
Please join us, as we celebrate this year’s 10th Annual Diversity Summit
Paths to Success: Student Growth, Innovations and SolutionsWe are currently planning workshops and activities to explore and share all the many ways in which our university and community are creating paths for student success, innovations and solutions. I hope you will join us as we bring USF and Tampa Bay community experts together on campus for an educational and motivational celebration of our successes and discussion about our future.
RSVP to www.usf.edu/diversitysummit by Monday, April 1st. Seating during lunch is limited, please RSVP electronically.Please share with your Department Chairs, Faculty, AVP’s, Directors, Presidential Advisory Committee members, Colleagues and Staff.
What you can do now!Don’t miss this chance to nominate your college, departments, initiatives, programs, or team members for the 2013 Diversity Awards recognizing their work on diversity-related initiatives and projects.
Each year, we recognize faculty, staff, departments or programs which have contributed to the advancement of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ during the past year. Please submit your nominations to Patsy Feliciano via email by Friday, March 22. The honorees will be recognized during the Summit!
USF 9th ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT
Diversity and Inclusion: A Driver for Sustainability and Growth
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What became increasingly evident during the March 20 day-long event was that diversity doesn’t just happen by accident at USF and that the word itself embodies many layers of meaning and experience.
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8th Annual USF Diversity Summit
TAMPA, Fla. (May 5, 2011) – What is a Diversity Summit, exactly? At the University of South Florida, for its eighth annual outing, Globalization & Diversity: It’s a Changing World, it meant bringing together Tampa’s new mayor, a leading corporate executive from CISCO, an expert on international protocol, some of Tampa’s business leaders, the university’s top leadership, faculty, staff and students to share information on the benefits and challenges of something that is more than a buzzword....
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The USF Diversity Summit was initiated by the USF Diversity Network and supported by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of the President. The program has evolved in three years and will continue to evolve as the best practices in Diversity and Inclusion expand and are integrated into the mission, vision, goals and values of the university.
Initially, the Diversity Summit provided an opportunity for the Presidential Advisory Committees and the diverse communities on campus to share their perspective with the executive leadership of the university around three themes: accomplishments, continuing concerns and recommendations. Since that initial program the Summit has expanded to include a wider audience and wider discussions about diversity. The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and USF’s Diversity Network organize the event each year.
2009 Diversity Summit
On February 5th, 2009, USF and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity hosted the 6th Annual Diversity Summit which was attended by approximately 160 guests including faculty, staff and students. These are record numbers! The topics of Diversity and Mentoring, together, generated much interest among all.
The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Diversity Network focused on mentoring and diversity to create opportunities for our panelists, presenters and guests to discuss and learn about how we are linking mentoring and diversity into all we do at USF; to learn about mentoring programs that are already making a difference in the lives of many in our community; and to explore and engage in conversations about where we go from here. Our key-note speaker, Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, engaged our participants by seeking their input and soliciting their feedback through a faculty mentoring case scenario. Directors and administrators of various mentoring programs passionately described their programs and accomplishments. Several current students, USF Graduates, and members took this opportunity to share ‘testimonials’ about how various mentoring experiences here at USF helped them achieve their goals and dreams.
Diversity and Mentoring Presentation
This PowerPoint presentation captures the theme of this year’s Diversity Summit “Mentoring and Diversity: Building a Community of Excellence” through its highlight of the various USF Mentoring Programs showcased during our summit. It also includes best practices and recommendations received from our participants during the summit.
Often our very best efforts are also our ‘best kept secrets’... If your college, unit or department is contemplating establishing a mentoring program, I invite you to take a look at these mentoring programs to learn how they are making a difference everyday in the lives of our undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.
The goal of the Annual Summit Diversity Report will be to summarize our summit each year and share its highlights with our USF community and beyond.
View the presentation from the 2009 Diversity Summit [PPT]
Diversity Summit Program - February 5, 2009 [PDF]
Diversity Honor Roll 2009 [PDF]
Diversity Summit Program - January 5, 2007 [PDF]
Diversity Honor Roll 2007 [PDF]
Diversity Summit Program - October 24, 2005 [PDF]
Diversity Summit Program - October 27, 2004 [PDF]