The annual symposium is the centerpiece of the Faculty of Color Working Group. Bringing together participants from across all of the NEHC’s member institutions, the annual symposium provides a rare and necessary venue for faculty of color to speak freely to one another, find community, and share ideas, strategies, potential solutions, and creative energy through the experiences of others. Aimed at faculty at every stage in their careers, the symposium offers a range of programming on topics including self-care, work/life balance, book publishing, inclusive teaching, and leadership styles. Equally important, the symposium provides ample opportunities for faculty to meet, network, and talk to one another in small settings. By building vital professional relationships that span the New England region, the FOCWG annual symposium seeks to overcome the institutional challenges that faculty of color face, often in isolation, and create a new culture of strategy and solidarity.

See the 2023 symposium page for details about the upcoming virtual meeting, The Corporate University and Shrinking BIPOC Supports: Where Do We Go from Here?, which will be held May 12 through May 13, 2023. The application deadline is on March 15, 2023.

 All images by Keith Nordstrom