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2012 Dealing with Difference Institute



Location:  The conference will be held  in the WIU Multicultural Center, on Murray Street (C.T. Vivian Way), Macomb, Illinois. A map and parking instructions will be included with registration confirmations.

Professional Development: Western Illinois University is an ISBE Approved Provider for Professional Development (#10634). The 2012 DWDI will provide up to 12 hours development activity that could be applied towards teacher re-certification, subject to the teacher’s Certificate Renewal Plan and approval by the teacher’s Local Professional Development Committee. Participation verification forms will be available at the Institute.

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Opportunities: Participants interested in earning course credit for the institute through the College of Education and Human Services should  email Dr. J. Q. Adams, Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, at Participants interested in earning course credit ("Race, Class and Gender") through the College of Arts and Sciences should contact Dr. Aimee Shouse, Women's Studies, at 309-298-2214 or

Special Needs: Western Illinois University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. The University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in all programs and activities. Please contact Janice R. Welsch ( about any special needs you have.

Dealing with Difference Institute Planning Committee:
J. Q. Adams, Western Illinois University; Richard Hazley, Trinity Higher Education Corporation; Mikki Meadows, Eastern Illinois University; Diane Nyhammer, Rock Valley College; Joyce H. Reed, Lincoln College; and Janice R. Welsch, Western Illinois University

Sponsors: Western Illinois University's Expanding Cultural Diversity Project and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research and the Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity

Questions? Contact Janice R. Welsch ( / 309-298-2057) or J. Q. Adams ( / 309-298-3698.