In today’s politically charged climate, activism is bubbling up across college campuses. Robbin Chapman, Ph.D., will share how scholars can get involved during the presentation, “The Thrive Mosaic: A Tool for Activism for Scholars Across All Areas of Higher Education,” on Thursday, April 12, 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Room 413 of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College. This program is part of the spring Lunchtime Seminar Series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), a program of Wellesley College.
“Few issues in academia are more complex than ensuring all talent can thrive without obstacles, whether due to intentional disruption or benign indifference,” said Dr. Chapman. She asserts that scholars can work to make change on their campuses using the Thrive Mosaic, a developmental framework for equitable development, access, and opportunity for scholars across higher education.
The Thrive Mosaic developmental framework coalesces the elements of supportive sub-networks, focusing them on scholar development, advocacy, and self-care, and actively forestalling systemic marginalization and obstructionist practices. It uses systems thinking methodologies to identify the actors and artifacts that comprise the “ecology of academia” and to address causal deficiencies that impede scholar success. During this presentation, Dr. Chapman will discuss the framework and how scholars—students, faculty, and administrators—can utilize the Thrive Mosaic to better support overall achievement and success.
The Lunchtime Seminar Series at WCW is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunches; WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at [email protected]