Supporting Gender Diverse Students, Faculty, and Staff

Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom interactive workshop (registration link in description)

Faculty and Staff from the NY6 are invited to register for a workshop on:

Policies and Practices to Support Gender Diverse Students, Faculty, and Staff

October 21, 2022: 1:30-3:00 (Zoom)
presented by Jamie MaKinster, PhD and Becca Barile, EdD

Participants must register for this workshop:

Workshop description, goals, and presenter bios are below. 

Increasing numbers of students, faculty, and staff self-identify as transgender, gender non-
binary, and/or gender diverse. Creating a sense of belonging for these individuals requires an
academic community to be intentional, explicit, and consistent. This workshop will provide staff
and faculty with insight regarding the experiences of people who are gender diverse on campus
and some of the ways in which they experience gender euphoria and/or dysphoria. Most
importantly, it will facilitate the identification of specific practices, policies, and resources
intended to help you and your office, department, or program. Ultimately, our goal is to create
more gender-inclusive campuses and experiences for some of the most vulnerable members of
our communities. The workshop will be active and interactive as we facilitate the sharing and
dissemination of strategies and resources employed at each of the NY6 campuses.

 Develop a shared understanding of how our institutions, both individually and
collectively, can foster a greater sense of belonging for community members who are
gender diverse
 Identify practices, policies, and resources one can adopt or use to create a more
inclusive experience for members of our communities who are gender diverse
 Explore and reflect upon the experiences of gender diverse students, faculty, and staff
at residential liberal arts colleges
 Develop a better understanding of what it means to be gender-diverse

Participants must register for this workshop:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the

Jamie MaKinster, PhD is the Senior Associate Provost for Curricular Initiatives and Assessment
at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She partners with the leadership team in the Office of
Academic and Faculty Affairs to advance a diverse portfolio of responsibilities that includes
curricular initiatives, evaluation and assessment, the management of specific academic
programs, efforts focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strategic planning. Jamie has
been a faculty member in Educational Studies at HWS for 20 years. Her teaching and
scholarship focus on educational leadership, environmental sustainability, diversity and
inclusion, and issues of gender and gender identity in higher education.

Becca B. Barile, EdD is the Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students at Hobart and
William Smith Colleges, overseeing Student Engagement (Student Activities, Residential
Education, Greek Life, and Orientation), the Counseling Center, Health Center, Campus Safety,
and student behavioral risk assessment. She chaired the task force that founded the LGBTQ+
Resource Center at HWS and teaches in the LGBTQ+ Studies program.  In addition to her work
at HWS, she’s held administrative responsibilities at Ithaca College, Keuka College, and SUNY
Cortland. Her scholarship is focused on queer leadership and is currently concluding a
qualitative study on the lived experiences on non-binary individuals in the workplace.