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Distinguished Speaker Series

Student Engagement

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Jones, Dante
djones238@gsu.edu

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The Distinguished Speaker Series engages students and university members in relevant, thought-provoking discussions of a diverse range of issues that impact our lives and our communities. Each year, the Speaker Series brings prominent activists, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, environmentalists and other leading thinkers to campus to share their compelling stories and visionary ideas.

Benefits

These high-profile speakers offer innovative learning experiences in the form of new concepts, diverse opinions, interesting insights and unusual perspectives that enhance awareness, encourage solutions and enhance student success and global competency. Question and answer sessions at events stimulate critical thinking and allow the free exchange of ideas.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other, Varies depending on selected speakers

Race/Ethnic Group
Other, Varies depending on selected speakers

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2010

Number Served
9501-10,000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Jemele Hill
Ana Navaro
Ndama Mandela
Randi Zuckerberg
Sonia Nazario

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Speaker honorarium/stipend

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Each speaker has a networking meet and greet session that allows individuals to further discuss the topic with the speaker as well as their peers.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs
Not Applicable

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance

Outcome Milestones

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2010

Number Served
9501-10,000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Jemele Hill
Ana Navaro
Ndama Mandela
Randi Zuckerberg
Sonia Nazario

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Speaker honorarium/stipend

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Each speaker has a networking meet and greet session that allows individuals to further discuss the topic with the speaker as well as their peers.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?
Not Applicable

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance