2014 Dealing with Difference Institute
Location: The conference will be held in the Western Illinois University 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. Gloria Delany-Barmann, Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tammy La Prad (email@example.com) about any special needs you have.
Room Accommodations for Off-Campus Participants:
WIU’s Conference Services (309-298-3328) offers residence-hall type rooms (private rooms/community bathrooms: single @ $17 plus 6% tax / double $11 per person plus 6% tax per night) in the Olson Conference Center. Photos and further information are posted at www.wiu.edu/conferences.
Partial list of Macomb hotels:
- Best Western 309-836-6700
- Hampton Inn 309- 837-6000
- Super 8 309-836-8888
Institute Sponsors: Western Illinois University's Expanding Cultural Diversity Project and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research and the Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity
WIU Expanding Cultural Diversity Project Committee Members
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies (EIS)
Pamela L. Bowman, Human Resources
W. E. Bracey, Student Services
Rebekah Buchanan, English & Journalism
Gordon C. Chang, Sociology & Anthropology
Peter Cole, History
Tracy L. Davis, EIS
Andrea Hyde, EIS, QC
Tammy La Prad, EIS
Debra Miretzky, EIS
Shazia Rahman, English & Journalism
Mohammad Siddiqi, English & Journalism
Janice R. Welsch, Faculty Emerita
WIU Dealing with Difference Institute Committee Members
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Tammy La Prad, and Janice R. Welsch
Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity Board Members
J. Q. Adams, Western Illinois University
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Western Illinois University
Richard Hazley, Trinity Higher Education Corp.
Michelle Meadows-Sherwood, Eastern Illinois University
Diane Nyhammer, Blackhawk Technical College
Debra Stevenson, Davenport Community Schools
Janice R. Welsch, Western Illinois University