'Critical Conversations' Speaker Series

You are invited to attend the next event in the "Critical Conversations" Speaker Series as the university welcomes Howard Ross Monday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in 2550 Mell Classroom Building. Ross, a seminal thought leader on unconscious bias and founding partner of Cook Ross, will provide a keynote address on the topic of unconscious bias followed by a question-and-answer session.

Prior to the keynote, Auburn faculty, administrators and staff are invited to participate in one of two hour-long learning sessions with Ross at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are designed to provide participants with effective strategies for identifying and addressing bias inside and outside of academic settings. Each session is limited to 40 participants and registration is required. To register for a session, visit the website.

As a reminder, students, faculty and staff are invited to visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity in 108 M.W. Smith Hall for a $5 Starbucks coffee coupon to be used at either the Student Center or Lowder Business Building locations. Participants are encouraged to share their critical conversations on social media using the hashtag #AUConvos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Ross and future speakers, visit the Critical Conversations website.


Good News from Human Resources

Auburn University employees who wish to apply for the Employee Educational Benefit and/or the Dependent Educational Benefit can now register through Self-Service Banner.

Easy Registration

To register for either benefit, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to www.auburn.edu.
  2. Click on AU Access.
  3. Enter user name and password.
  4. Click on the Self Service icon (Banner).
  5. Select Employee Education Benefit and Dependent Benefit.
  6. Select either Employee Education Benefit or Dependent Benefit.
  7. Complete the application as directed.  You may revisit the site to monitor the progression of your application; however, you will also receive an email at each stage of progression.
  8. Contact Ben Smith in Human Resource Development (HRD) at (334) 844-1602 if you have questions or concerns.

Important Notes

  • An Employee Education Benefit application is needed for each class.
  • Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) requires dependents attending classes at AUM to register each fall semester.  Auburn University dependents only need to apply once.
  • For additional information on these educational opportunities, please visit http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/hrd/educ_opp.htm or call the HRD office at 844-1602.

Auburn University Human Resources

1550 East Glenn Avenue

Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-4145


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