Additional Opportunities

Additional Faculty Development Opportunities…

We regularly receive information about other faculty development opportunities that our UCO community might be interested in. Some of these are facilitated by other UCO departments while others are hosted by colleagues from other organizations. Between our own programs and these additional ones, we hope that you will find ample opportunities to support your growth as a professional educator.

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals…

Call for Proposals Open—Submit Today

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals for our Annual Conference, The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, October 23–26, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

As our institutions and communities continue to navigate a global pandemic, wrestle with a long-overdue racial reckoning, face environmental challenges, and witness the great inequality in how communities are able to respond to these challenges—we recognize that we are still in the midst of crisis. Our conference offers an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we are responding to our current moment while also looking forward as we begin to articulate how we emerge from crisis.

Conference Themes

The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites presenters to reflect broadly on how the urban mission can be fully integrated into operations, structure, partnerships, and academic objectives within the following major themes. Submissions are due March 25.

  • Cultivating Resilient Campuses in the Midst of Crisis
  • Inclusive Growth and Housing
  • Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship
  • K-16 Student Success and Support
  • Place-Based Hyperlocal Community Engagement
  • Racial Equity and Social Mobility
  • Regional Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Workforce and Talent Development

Presentation Formats

A blend of short presentations and deep-dive discussions allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.

  • Community Conversations—Exploring Challenges: A presenter will lead a discussion that explores a challenge they are grappling with and wants to engage the collective experience of conference participants to help address.
  • NEW Learning & Sharing Deep Dive: Did you present at one of our Learning & Sharing Virtual Series? Wish you had more time to be in dialogue and gather feedback? This session is an opportunity to dive deeper at our in-person conference setting.
  • Mini Workshop: In these how-to-sessions, presenters will create a focused, interactive session that engages attendees on new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches.
  • Panel Presentation: A group of panelists with diverse view points and perspectives will create a question and answer dialogue around a topic.
  • Poster Sessions: Gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere.

NEW Roundtables: Roundtables are an opportunity to present a project, program, or initiative through small group discussions. During the 60-minute session, presenters are positioned at their own tables and participants rotate three different times. So presenters have three 20-minute conversations on their program or initiative.

Accomplices, Not Allies: How to be a Good Partner in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Description: Want to learn more about how to be a better partner in diversity, equity, and inclusion? Wondering how you might take action to support fellow faculty, staff, or students? Join us as we explore how to be accomplices, how to get into good trouble, and how to get past just being “woke”.

Facilitators: Alyssa Provencio, PhD and Trevor Cox, PhD

When: Apr 4, 2022 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Trauma-Informed and DEI Webinar Series

Please join us for a free webinar series in February on Trauma-informed Pedagogy and embodied DEI work with Prof. Anita Chari (Associate Prof. of Political Science, University of Oregon) and Angelica Singh (M.A., BCST), Co-Founders of Embodying Your Curriculum, a program that supports faculty to bring trauma-informed, embodied practices into their classrooms, personal lives, and institutions. Please send this along to any colleagues or friends who might be interested!

WEBINAR 1: How to Recognize and Move Through a Traumatic Imprint

Learn about traumatic imprinting, how to recognize an imprint is surfacing, and how to metabolize it.
Friday, Feb 18, 2022 11 am-12 pm PST


WEBINAR 2: Engaging Our Ancestors: The Disease of Forgetting, Belonging, & The Land

Learn practices for making relationship with intergenerational trauma and understand how it lives in the land.
Friday, Feb 25, 2022 11 am-12 pm PST


Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College Monthly Book Conversations

Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College have organized 10 monthly book conversations via Zoom with leading scholars on how higher education can affect the public good. Each event features an author of a recently published book exploring the role of colleges and universities in addressing society’s problems. An expert in the author’s field will conduct the interview, followed by questions from the audience, for these one-hour sessions. Find details and register for free at Note that some sessions can count towards UCO’s Continuous Cultural Competencies credit.


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