Dr. Stephen Mann will present, "Locating the 'Q' in Inclusive Excellence: Non-normative gender and sexuality in undergraduate catalogs and general education curricula" on Friday April 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 in CWH 113 as part of the English Department Colloquium Series. Inclusive Excellence (IE) is a framework adopted by many universities across the United States. According to UW System, IE "is a planning process …[whose] central premise … holds that [academic institutions] need to intentionally integrate their diversity efforts into the core aspects of their institutions," including "academic priorities, leadership, quality improvement initiatives, decision-making, day-to-day operations, and organizational cultures." In this presentation, Dr. Mann will discuss a new long-term project in which he is exploring how the ideologies present in the IE framework, especially as they pertain to "academic priorities" within the purview of academic affairs, do (or do not) reveal themselves in actual practice -- or, more specifically, actual linguistic practice. How and to what extent are these ideologies present in the language of catalogs, syllabi, class lectures, and class discussions? The presentation will first outline the project as a whole: scope, goals, methodologies, and timeline. The primary focus of the presentation, however, will be preliminary findings from the first phase of the project: a corpus linguistic analysis of an undergraduate catalog in which he examines language related to non-normative gender and sexuality. Because it documents academic requirements -- e.g., general education, major, minor -- the catalog could be viewed as a repository of the "academic priorities" of an institution. he will discuss how an analysis of word counts, affixation, and collocations within an undergraduate catalog can provide insight into the level of success of a university's IE initiatives and the extent to which non-normative gender and sexuality are "included" as part of a university’s implementation of Inclusive Excellence practices.