Join the Center for Academic and Global Engagement, Office for Diversity, and the USD Inclusive Science Initiative in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15 and 16, 2018.

Schedule of events:

  • Monday, January 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., MUC 216/216A. Day of Service Faculty Workshop with Frank Tuitt, Ed.D.: "Realizing a More Inclusive Pedagogy: Diversity Considerations for the College Classroom." Complete the registration form or contact for more information.
  • Monday, January 15, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Community day of service, with volunteer activities planned at a variety of community organizations in Vermillion, Elk Point and Yankton. Complete the registration form or contact for more information.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., MUC Ballroom. MLK Day Keynote Address by Frank Tuitt, Ed.D.: "Making Excellence Inclusive in Challenging Times: The Continued Struggle for Socially Just Campus Environments."

Tuitt is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Denver and Professor of Higher Education in the Morgridge College of Education. His research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the books: Race and Higher Education: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms; Black Faculty in the Academy: Narratives for Negotiating Identity and Achieving Career Success; Contesting the Myth of a Post-Racial Era: The Continued Significance of Race in U.S. Education; and Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education. Tuitt received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his BA in Human Relations from Connecticut College.

Frank Tuitt MLK Headshot