MOCFoward Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

8-8:45 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast; Tennessee Room

9-10:15 a.m.

Chancellor’s Opening Remarks

Keynote Address by Ron Harris

10:15-10:25 a.m.

MOC Forward Photo; First Floor Atrium

Sessions and Presenters

10:30-11:45 a.m.

  • A Discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me”:Professor Earl Braggs, UTC English Department; Chattanooga Room B
  • (Full) Yours, Mine and Ours—Religion and Disbelief: Author/Journalist Deborah Levine; Ocoee Room
  • Women in Leadership: Dr. Chandra Alston, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Signal Mountain Room
  • Instructing Equity Through Dialogue: Dr. Brent Johnson, Assistant Professor of Education at Gordon State College; Fortwood Room
  • Crossing Cultures—Best Practices for Working with International Students: Takeo Suzuki, Executive Director of UTC Global Studies; Heritage Room
  • Talking About Race, Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom: Dr. Elwood Watson, Professor at East Tennessee State University; Chattanooga Room A
  • The Have’s and the Have More’s:Socioeconomic Diversity: Kimberly Brooks, Assistant Director of UTC Financial Aid; Chattanooga Room C
  • Panel Discussion: Bridging Partnerships with the Chattanooga Community; Multicultural Center

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch and Cultural Entertainment; Tennessee Room

12:45-2:00 p.m.

  • Understanding and Teaching About Implicit Bias: Dr. Christopher Silver, Project Manager at UTC; Auditorium
  • (Full) The Science of Skin Color: How We Misinterpret the Meaning of Skin Color: Dr. Pamela Ashmore, Head and Professor in UTC Department of Anthropology; Chattanooga Room A
  • Leading Social Change in Student Organizations: Tyrone Smiley, Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life at Jackson State University; Multicultural Center
  • Building a Culture of Access: Dr. Michelle Rigler, Director of the UTC Disability Resource Center; Ocoee Room
  • Managing the Intercultural Classroom: Dr. Mitsunori Misawa, Assistant Professor of the University of Tennessee; Heritage Room
  • Celebrating Diversity Through Co-Curricular Student Activities: UTC Dean of Students; Fortwood Room
  • What Does Inclusion Mean and What Does It Look Like: Dr. Michael Alston, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity Diversity & Student Rights, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Signal Mountain Room
  • Enhancing Pathways to Graduate School for Students of Color: Dr. Ernest Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee; Chattanooga Room C

 2:00-2:15 p.m.


2:15-3:30 p.m.

  • Preparing Students for Cultural Differences Here and Abroad: Dr. Levar Smith, Assistant Professor at Morehouse College; Auditorium
  • Beyond the Binaries: Ryan Hall, Assoc. Director of UTC Housing and Residence Life; Fortwood Room
  • Intersectionality: Emily Quinn, Asst. Director of the UTC Disability Resource Center; Heritage Room
  • Advocacy Training: Tish Lyne and Daniel Auber, UTC Residence Life; Ocoee Room
  • The Importance of Diversity in the Curriculum: Dr. Linda Frost, Dean of the UTC Honors College; Multicultural Center
  • Islamophobia: Warda Kahlot, UTC Student; Chattanooga Room C
  • (Full) Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors—Using Advocacy to Elevate the Status of Women in Tennessee: Emily O’Donnell, CEO of the Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga; Signal Mountain Room
  • Yours, Mine and Ours–Historical Perspectives and Cultural Symbols:Author/Journalist Deborah Levine; Chattanooga Room A

3:30-4 p.m.

Closing and Awards Ceremony