Invitation for U.S. Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

Invitation for Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

The Multicultural Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty and staff members of color, has worked closely with the Faculty Senate in conceptualizing and planning the 2020 Webster University Fall Faculty Institute, which will be open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff, and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses.

Together, we will explore the question, "What does an anti-racist university look like?"

The Institute will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Interested participants should read the details and registration information below before registering. Please note: Space will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and allow for more meaningful conversations among members of our community. 


Given the nature of the topic and anticipated demand, two sessions of the Institute will be offered: 

  • Friday Oct. 2, from 2-6 p.m. CDT
  • Friday Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT


Due to limited space, and in order to facilitate engagement and active participation, you will not be able to participate in either session without prior registration. Because this is an experiential workshop and not simply a lecture, we ask prospective participants to carefully consider their availability and only sign up for a session in which they will be able to participate for the majority of the specified schedule.

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Participants whose schedules are more flexible are encouraged to register for the “flexible” option within the sign-up form so they can be added where space exists. In the event of a given session filling to capacity, additional interested participants will be added to a waitlist. 

Click here to register for the 2020 Fall Institute.

The Senate and planning committee anticipate high demand around this topic and as such, recognize the difficulty presented by the registration caps. We anticipate scheduling additional opportunities for community members to engage on this topic following the Fall Institute. We appreciate your understanding. 

Have questions? Contact J.P. Julie Palmer, vice president of the Faculty Senate, at

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