Amplifying Voices and Marginalized Identities: Strengths and Weaknesses of Identity Group Programming
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When we design programming to appeal to a particular subset of the campus population, it is with the intent to provide targeted support to a group that may otherwise be marginalized. Ideally, academic developers’ liminal position within the university administration affords access to larger campus initiatives, potentially serving as spokespeople for the less powerful. How can we plan programming that does not reinforce the marginalization of underrepresented populations? Participants will reflect on their own professional identity, connections that identity might open to them, and ways to leverage connections to shift institutional culture towards more equitable teaching and working conditions.