Spring Faculty Conference

  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    8:15 am – 1:30 pm
  • Founders Hall
    387 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul

    Founders Hall

    Information about Metropolitan State University's Founders Hall building location.

In a moment when the politics of cruelty and the targeting of difference are having palpable effects in many of our lives and those of our students, how do we create spaces where all can develop a sense of belonging? Conversely, how do we intervene in “conspiracies of silence” that too often allow both structural and interpersonal marginalization and exclusion to go unchecked?

Conference breakout sessions will explore strategies, successes, and even failures as we collectively work toward Metropolitan State's values of creating and maintaining an open, respectful, engaged, and inclusive climate for all.

Registration deadline is March 12, 2019.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leah Hollis, Morgan State University

Author of "Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education"

Hollis is a healthy-workplace advocate whose work explores workplace bullying in higher education, particularly at the intersections of race, gender, LGBT identity and faculty rank. Hollis is a member of the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches in the Community College Leadership doctoral program. She has worked with over 175 institutions, through workshops and webinars, keynotes, and consultations on workplace bullying in higher education. 


If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.