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Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series at TCU

Presented by Academic Affairs and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

TCU faculty, staff and students engage with national experts committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, who share examples of how everyone can contribute to a more inclusive community.

November 9, 2023

Positive and Affirming Strategies to Address Implicit Bias and Offensive Language

Presented by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity

This workshop, offered at three times throughout the day on November 9, is open to all faculty and staff to be better equipped to foster an inclusive learning environment in and outside the classroom. You will develop strategies to address difficult situations or conversations in positive and affirming ways. You will apply what you learn through purposeful practice using mixed reality simulation.

About the Speakers

Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., is BranchEd’s Chief Program Officer. As Senior VP, Dr. Alvarez McHatton oversees all MSI Educator Preparation Program faculty- and leader-facing programming, including capacity building and professional learning initiatives. Previously, Dr. Alvarez McHatton served as the founding dean for the College of Education and P-16 Integration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she led multiple initiatives to enhance educator preparation programs within the college, expand the educator pipeline and cultivate and maintain strong, collaborative partnerships with districts and members. She is the author of and contributor to over fifty reports and publications and has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Elizabeth Lisic, Ph.D.,, serves as a Continuous Improvement Coach supporting Educator Preparation Programs and their district partners in BranchED’s Transformation Center. Previously, Dr. Lisic co-led the Center for Assessment and Improvement of Learning, an educational research lab at Tennessee Tech University focused on the assessment and improvement of outcomes such as critical and creative thinking and real-world problem solving. She has extensive experience in program improvement, evaluation and assessment, professional development and quantitative reserach methods. Dr. Lisic has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally and contributed to numerous journals and special editions.

November 9, 2023
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Register here


Special session for Deans and Academic Chairs and Directors Council
November 10, 2023
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Special session for faculty teaching Finding Ourselves in Community courses
November 10, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Register for Special Sessions

Previous Speakers

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence for Students with Disabilities

Brianna Murray, Project RISE Coordinator, National Federation of the Blind


Achieving Cultural Change Through Innovation

Michael J. Sorrell, J.D., Ed.D., President, Paul Quinn College



Using Data to Make Systemic Change Within DEI

Mandy Price, J.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Kanarys Inc.



Promoting Equity Through Inclusive Teaching Practices

Viji Sathy, Ph.D., and Kelly Hogan, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill