College CUES

College CUES

College Conversations to Uphold Equity series (CUES) is a facilitated discussion series initiated in 2021 to forward the College of Arts and Sciences’ mission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These conversations will bring together faculty and staff in the College as well as other university community members to discuss an array of topics concerning equity, belonging and well-being. We believe that by forging informative dialogues, we contribute to providing a safe and rich intellectual space for faculty, staff, and members of the community to engage one another about equity in community. Thus, we support the larger mission of the College and university to foster a vibrantly inclusive and equitable community.

Upcoming Sessions

Information regarding future sessions can be found on the Events page.

Previous Sessions

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Clarifying Critical Race Theory: A Conversation for the Arts and sciences

This session outlines the origins of critical race theory (CRT), the value of CRT for scholarship and teaching in the arts and sciences as well as some of the challenges posed by teaching CRT in university classrooms today.

Thursday, March 10th:   3:00 – 4:30pm

Emil’ Keme, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Studies
Heidi Kim, Professor of English and Comparative Literature & Asian American Center Director
Brian Gibbs, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education
Eric Watts, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Erika Wilson, Associate Professor & Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, School of Law

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Support, Equity and the Return to Campus

This first session addressed mechanisms for supporting faculty and staff who have returned to campus, with a lens toward equity, belonging and well-being.

Monday, October 18th

Leah Cox, Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
Sue Estroff, Professor of Social Medicine, Faculty Executive Committee member
Jaci Field, Athletic Facilities Planning & Management Team Member; Chair, Carolina Black Caucus
Becci Menghini, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Todd Ramón Ochoa, Associate Professor of Religion
Antonio Squire, Graduate Funding Coordinator; Chair, Employee Forum Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee