Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series: Centering Inclusion in Engagement: Avoiding the Illusion of Inclusion

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Ivy Banks

Centering Inclusion in Engagement: Avoiding the Illusion of Inclusion

The workshop will provide participants with an overview of inclusion through the lens of engagement by centering metrics and goals centered on discipline specific areas of need. Designing inclusive engagement opportunities requires intentionality, accountability, and narrow understanding of discipline specific needs. Each participant will learn how to center inclusive excellence in program development to avoid the illusion of inclusion.

Speaker Bio: Ivy Banks serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Arizona. In her role, Dr. Banks leads campus diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining the Wildcat community, Dr. Banks served as the Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs – Engagement & Inclusive Excellence & Dean of Students at Northern Arizona University. With over fifteen years of experience in the higher education fields of diversity, inclusion, compliance and law, Dr. Banks has received numerous awards including the Anthony "Tony" Ross Award for service to the Black community, the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award, the LGBTQIA Commission's Ally of the Year Award, and the Akron Law BLSA Alumni of the Year Award.
Dr. Banks, a proud First-Generation student, earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law, a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University, is completing her second Master of Education in Learning Design and Technologies at Arizona State University and has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University. She is an active Legacy member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and serves as the President of the White Dove Foundation of Arizona.

Register for the Zoom Webinar for all 4 Speakers during Spring 2021:

Brought to you by: the ALVSCE Diversity & Inclusion Council


April 22, 2021 Noon to 1 p.m.

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