A strong campus partnership between the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources, Facilities Management, the Dean of Students Office, the Fish Interfaith Center, Fire & Life Safety, Disability Services, IS&T, the Advisory Group on the Status of Disability & Accessibility, and Fowler School of Engineering, is pleased to announce the following professional development opportunities available this fall. In consultation with your supervisor, we hope you’ll consider attending the following workshops based on your availability.

Space in each session is limited, and available only to faculty, staff and/or graduate students. Please RSVP to the link(s) or the contact listed at your earliest convenience to confirm your participation and reserve one of the spaces available.


Interfaith Awareness Workshop for Staff & Faculty

Thursday, September 26, 10:00am-11:30am

Wilkinson Founders Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

We live in a world of great religious, spiritual, secular, atheist and agnostic diversity. This workshop will help you increase your knowledge of the varieties of expressions around values and meaning, issues of Christian privilege in our culture, and ways to be a more informed and supportive presence in the face of insensitivity or conflict. Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center. To RSVP contact interfaith@chapman.edu.*


Exploring Class Dynamics in Higher Education | Speaker: dr. becky martinez

Monday, October 7, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Argyros Forum 201

This dialogue-based learning experience will explore social class identity, classism and its impact on people’s experience in higher education. dr. becky martinez is one of two authors of the recent book Straddling Class in the Academy: 26 Stories of Students, Administrators, and Faculty from Poor and Working-Class Backgrounds and Their Compelling Lessons for Higher Education Policy & Practice. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP here for Exploring Class Dynamics in Higher Education. Contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu with any questions.


Integrating Social Justice in Pedagogy | Speaker: Rua Williams

Thursday, October 17, 3:00pm-4:30 pm

Wilkinson Founders Chapel 103, Fish Interfaith Center

Critically Conscious Pedagogy is a matter of access and inclusion that is under-considered in accessibility and inclusion policy. What good have we done if we bring marginalized students into our classrooms, only to exclude them with curriculum that imply their otherness in the very content? It is not enough to ensure access via accommodation. It is not enough to virtue signal accessibility through universal design. For our students from marginalized communities, their identities are not fringe topics — they are pervasive experiences that shape how they interact with the world, and how the world interacts with them. Centering social justice in all course materials demonstrates an authentic commitment to producing a campus climate that is a place of true belonging for all students. Sponsored by the Advisory Group on the Status of Disability & Accessibility, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Fowler School of Engineering. RSVP here for Integrating Social Justice in Pedagogy. Contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu with any questions.


ADA Accommodations in the Classroom

Monday, October 21, 10:00am-11:00am

Argyros Forum 209C

Providing disability related accommodations is a shared responsibility between the professor, the student and Disability Services. Most accommodations occur in your classroom. We want to provide more clarity to the responsibilities of professors, students and Disability Services. Some accommodations are clear and routine; other accommodations require a professor’s input. Let us help you navigate these waters. Sponsored by Disability Services. RSVP here for ADA Accommodations in the Classroom. Contact Jason McAlexander at jmcalex@chapman.edu with any questions.


Evacuation Planning & Accessibility

Thursday, October 24, 11:00am-12:00pm

Argyros Forum 209A

Evacuation planning should occur long before the need to evacuate ever arises, and more so for those with access and functional needs. Learn the four elements of evacuation information occupants need, according to the National Fire Protection Association: notification, way finding, use of the way, and assistance. The workshop will cover resources available on campus and provide a planning checklist. Sponsored by Fire & Life Safety. RSVP here for Evacuation Planning & Accessibility. Contact Mark Davis at mcdavis@chapman.edu with any questions.*


Supporting Students in Distress

Tuesday, November 5, 10:00am-11:30am

Argyros Forum 209A

Join a discussion of how to support students who appear to be struggling with physical or mental health concerns, personal or family crises, or other significant challenges that may impact them personally and academically. Learn about resources and structures that Chapman has in place to support these students and how you can be integral in assisting students get the help they need. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office. RSVP by emailing Kristen Entringer at entringe@chapman.edu.*


Menu for the Future

Friday, November 8, 11:30am-1:00pm

Argyros Forum 209C

An open discussion about food justice and food insecurity based on cultural and socioeconomic factors from both a global and local perspective. Sponsored by Facilities Management. RSVP here for Menu for the Future. Contact Mackenzie Crigger at crigger@chapman.edu with any questions.


How to Write a Statement of Diversity

Thursday, November 14, 10:00am-11:30am

DeMille Hall 156, Human Resource Training Room

This workshop is dedicated to defining and composing a diversity statement for career development purposes. A statement of diversity is increasingly becoming an expected component of a faculty’s portfolio, as well as an expected part of a complete academic and non-academic job application (or promotion). This workshop is designed such that the attendee will leave with at least a skeleton for an effective diversity statement in hand. The workshop will be presented by Learning and Development’s Director Anali Makoui, PhD. RSVP for How to Write a Statement of Diversity. Contact Anali Makoui at makoui@chapman.edu with any questions.


Basic Accessibility Training (Word)

Learn what ‘accessibility’ means and how it impacts the documents you create every day. We will use Word to learn best digital accessibility practices including the use of Headers, Lists, Alternative Text, proper formatting of Tables, how to make good hyperlinks, and how to use the Accessibility Checker. We will also briefly discuss Acrobat and how to create an accessible PDF from your document. Sponsored by IS&T. RSVP here for Basic Accessibility Training. Contact Craig Williams cwilliam@chapman.edu.*


Advanced Accessibility Training (PDF)

After you have attended the Basic Accessibility Training (Word) workshop, come and learn how to make most PDF files accessible. We will discuss how prevalent the PDF format is and why, how to best create a PDF from your source document, how to use the Acrobat Accessibility Checker, how to OCR scan files, add alternative text to images, editing the tags in a file, and then properly markup tables and lists. Sponsored by IS&T. RSVP for Advanced Accessibility Training here. Contact Craig Williams at cwilliam@chapman.edu with any questions.*


Safe Space Faculty & Staff Workshops

3 Workshops Offered in Fall, 2019. Chapman Safe Space is an educational intervention designed to support members of LGBTQIA+ campus community. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. RSVP for one of the Safe Space Faculty & Staff Workshops here.  Contact Kara Ward at karaward@chapman.edu with any questions.


*Some of the above workshops are available by request for locations on the Orange and Rinker campuses with various numbers of interested participants, please reach out to the contact listed with any questions or requests.

Ideas for future opportunities you’d like to see? Please email any ideas or recommendations to Erin Pullin at pullin@chapman.edu.