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Inclusion & Diversity In Higher Education

Texas A&M University at Galveston's Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education aims to engage communities from across the world in a meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices to enhance inclusion and diversity in the nation's institutions of higher education.


Jointly sponsored by the Department of Liberal Studies and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education is excited to invite students, faculty, diversity officers student life personnel, or other occupational classifications, early and/or advanced professionals from a variety of institutions to propose individual appears, panels and posters including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • STEM/STEAM and diversity
  • Academic leadership, diversity and inclusion
  • Assessing diversity and inclusion programs
  • High impact practices and student success
  • Challenges facing international students, faculty and staff
  • Supporting and developing first-generation college students
  • Creating inclusive higher education environments, programs and curriculum
  • Expanding opportunities for educational access and success by traditionally underrepresented populations
  • Educating about and assessing cultural competencies
  • Initiative building strategies
  • Underrepresented populations in the sciences
  • Mentoring and underrepresented populations
  • University core curricula, diversity and inclusion
  • Civility and civil discourse in higher education




Texas A&M at Galveston's Department of Liberal Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Maritime Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science University Studies degree in Maritime Public Policy and Communication. The mission of the Department of Liberal Studies is to provide a robust intellectual foundation for students pursuing occupational and leadership roles in areas such as government, communication, business, non-governmental organizations, public policy, journalism, archeology and anthropology, museums and archives, professional diving, and preparation for graduate studies and law school.

With faculty maintaining research agendas in a variety of disciplines including politics, history, mass media and communication, English, popular culture, archeology, philosophy, museum studies, anthropology, genocide studies, African-American studies, and mathematics, Liberal Studies builds within students enhanced critical thinking and strong communication skills, while emphasizing the critical nature of multicultural thinking and collaboration in a global economy.

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