Gender equity, inclusion, belonging is focus of Jan. 19 events

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Jamie Makinster

Jamie Makinster

The College is hosting two events on Jan. 19 aimed at creating a greater sense of belonging for the members of our community who are gender diverse.

They will be led by Jamie MaKinster, a professor and college administrator whose portfolio covers issues of gender, equity and social justice.

Thursday, Jan. 19
9 to 10:15 a.m., Old Chapel

Presentation: Fostering Gender Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging through Personal Perspectives and Practices
This presentation will provide staff and faculty with insight regarding the experiences of people on campus who are gender diverse, and suggest actions we can each take to make Union a more inclusive and equitable place for everyone.

2:30 to 4 p.m., Old Chapel
Workshop: Strategic Thinking, Resources, and Institutional Policies and for Gender Inclusivity
In this workshop, we will discuss how to develop best policies and practices to make our campus more inclusive and welcoming for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Registration is required; both sessions are limited to 40 participants. For more information and to register, go to the registration form here.

The sessions are organized and sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Chief Diversity Officers, Human Resources and the Office of Title IX.

Jamie MaKinster is the senior associate provost for curriculum and assessment at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She partners with the leadership team in the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs to advance a diverse portfolio of responsibilities that includes curricular initiatives, evaluation and assessment, institutional research, the management of specific academic programs, efforts focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strategic planning. Jamie has been a faculty member in Educational Studies at HWS for 20 years. Her teaching and scholarship focus on educational leadership, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and issues of gender and gender identity in higher education.