Expanding the Circle2013 Summer Institute
Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies
June 24-27, 2013
California Institute of Integral Studies
Thank you for making our 2013 gathering a success!
In order to advance pluralism, acknowledge a scholarly area of investigation, and deepen learning in higher education, as educational professionals we need to expand our circle of inclusion and broaden our definition of diversity by increasing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies.
Expanding the Circle 2010 and 2011 were among the first national conferences in higher education focusing on LGBTQ issues. More than 600 individuals from more than 200 institutions of learning have attended over the first two years. The first two conferences sought connections across academic and student affairs, across kinds of diversities, across disciplines, and across LGBTQ subfields. In 2012 we shifted to an annual summer institute format providing a more intimate experience for our attendees.
This program is designed for academic deans and administrators, faculty and faculty development specialists, student life professionals, and campus counselors.
Throughout the three-day Institute we will direct our attention to best practices and initiatives in higher education.
Kate Kendall, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Topic: Out for Justice: Emerging Challenges at the LGBT Tipping Point
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7pm
Thank you to our partners who help make Expanding the Circle possible.