SOE Day 2021

9:30am
Coffee/Tea Service Available

Matoaka Woods

10:00am – 11:30am
Main Session 

Matoaka Woods

11:30am – 12:15pm
Gallery Walk

PDC Lobby

12:15pm – 1:00pm
Lunch

Matoaka Woods

1:00pm – 1:50pm
Breakout Sessions
Implicit Bias

Dogwood
J. Michael Payne
Implicit bias involves feelings and attitudes we have toward certain people or groups that we are not conscious of that impact our actions. The primary goals of this session are: To promote awareness of implicit bias among all members of the faculty and to provide resources for moderating the negative effects of implicit bias within the SOE community.  The session will include an overview of what implicit bias is and how it operates within education; tools for self-assessment; and strategies that can be used to reduce bias within the classroom and broader SOE community.  This session will be facilitated by Mr. Michael Payne, business strategist, organization developer, diversity and inclusion consultant, and human resources expert.

Facilitator Bio: Michael Payne, President at Workplace Solutions Inc., has over 30 years of experience holding executive leadership positions in human resources, labor relations, and organizational development for ExxonMobil, Occidental, Chemical and GEO Specialty Chemicals. His coaching approach helps clients deal with individual growth and development and tools to better understand and navigate the unspoken rules of organizational culture.

Community Engaged Research at W&M and Beyond

Holly
Dan Cristol, W&M Charles Center
Katherine Barko Alva
Iyabo Osiapem, WMSURE
Panelists will provide an overview of the mission and goals of their respective Centers and describe how faculty in the SoE can become engaged with the Centers and with W&M undergraduates in their research.

Pitch Perfect: Cultivate, Advocate, Communicate
Room 1056
Patty O'Neill, Julie Tucker, Erica Carter
Join our external relations team for a session about how to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders at W&M, generate awareness around your work, and create opportunities by getting the word out.
2:00pm – 2:50pm
Breakout Sessions
Navigating the Tides of Transition with Mindfulness

Dogwood
Martha Rouleau, W&M Wellness Center
In this workshop, mindfulness strategies will be shared as tools to enhance resilience amidst the myriad of adjustments necessary during these ongoing transitory times. With mindfulness tools,  we have the opportunity to balance the nervous system, ultimately allowing for thoughts to settle and reinvigorating the connections between purpose and actions in our personal and professional lives.​

Facilitator Bio: Martha Rouleau is a trained scientist and 31-year public school professional serving as a science and math teacher, department head, and assistant principal.  Currently she serves in the role of Adjunct Lecturer for Mindfulness Meditation at W&M and UVA and also offers a multiple array of mindfulness program at both institutions. For more than 20 years, Martha's love of learning and meditation have led her to study and train in many fields of mindfulness including gratitude, compassion, addiction, anxiety and neuroplasticity.

Community Engaged Research at W&M and Beyond
Holly
Amy Colley, Executive Director, W&M School University Resource Network
Monica Griffin, Director of Engaged Scholarship and the Sharpe Community Scholars Program
Amy Quark, Associate Professor of Sociology; Village Initiative for Equity in Education

Debbie Ramer, W&M Literacy Lab; Griffin School Partnership
Panelists will provide an overview of the mission and goals of their respective Centers or programs and describe how faculty in the SOE can become partners in their work.
Strategic Planning
Room 1056
Rob Knoeppel, Jim Barber
Each unit has been charged with the development of a five-year strategic plan that includes high level priorities, measurable outcomes, and data.  All unit strategic plans are due in early December.  The purpose of this breakout session is to provide feedback on the draft of the SOE high level priorities, strategies, and actions that will comprise our unit's strategic plan.
3:00pm – 3:50pm
Breakout Sessions
Implicit Bias
Dogwood
J. Michael Payne
Implicit bias involves feelings and attitudes we have toward certain people or groups that we are not conscious of that impact our actions. The primary goals of this session are: To promote awareness of implicit bias among all members of the faculty and to provide resources for moderating the negative effects of implicit bias within the SOE community.  The session will include an overview of what implicit bias is and how it operates within education; tools for self-assessment; and strategies that can be used to reduce bias within the classroom and broader SOE community.  This session will be facilitated by Mr. Michael Payne, business strategist, organization developer, diversity and inclusion consultant, and human resources expert.

Facilitator Bio: Michael Payne, President at Workplace Solutions Inc., has over 30 years of experience holding executive leadership positions in human resources, labor relations, and organizational development for ExxonMobil, Occidental, Chemical and GEO Specialty Chemicals. His coaching approach helps clients deal with individual growth and development and tools to better understand and navigate the unspoken rules of organizational culture.
5 Cool Tools for Engaging Students
Holly
Rebecca Beasley, April Lawrence
April & Rebecca will share a few library and instructional technology resources for promoting active learning in your teaching, and for integrating multimedia into your course.
Strategic Planning
Room 1056
Rob Knoeppel, Jim Barber
Each unit has been charged with the development of a five-year strategic plan that includes high level priorities, measurable outcomes, and data.  All unit strategic plans are due in early December.  The purpose of this breakout session is to provide feedback on the draft of the SOE high level priorities, strategies, and actions that will comprise our unit's strategic plan.