Workshop: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Supporting the Success of All Students
April 10 – 12, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago
Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2019
This workshop will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Earth and environmental sciences. We have the responsibility and the opportunity to make choices in our teaching and in our programs to better attract and support a diverse population of students. To move forward with this work, we will discuss the challenges and barriers students encounter, and explore a range of approaches that can be adopted to broaden participation and foster inclusion at the course and program levels. At the department and program level, we will apply a framework of engagement, capacity, and continuity (Jolly et al., 2004) to program evaluation and design. For the plenary and concurrent workshop sessions, we will draw from our collective experiences, from the science and sociology literature on this topic, from InTeGrate modules, from NAGT’s Traveling Workshop Program, from SAGE 2YC resources, and from recent publications in the Journal of Geoscience Education (e.g. Carabajal et al., 2017; Callahan et al., 2017; Sherman-Morris & McNeal, 2016; Wolfe & Riggs 2017). Workshop participants will leave with specific strategies to implement in their classes, as well as with discussion points to share with their programs.
- Discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they strengthen Earth and environmental sciences
- Recognize barriers to and opportunities for inclusion
- Explore strategies and practices that attract students, cultivate their science identities, help them to thrive in college and beyond
- Apply a framework of engagement, capacity, and continuity to program evaluation and design
- Develop an action plan with strategies to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion at the course and program levels
- Enable networking, sharing, and collaboration within the Earth education community to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion
There is no fee to attend this workshop, and the project grant covers participant meals and supplies during the workshop. Participants or their institutions are expected to cover the cost of travel to and from the workshop as well as lodging (a hotel room block has been reserved). Travel and lodging details are forthcoming.
A limited number of workshop stipends (not to exceed $500) are available on an application basis to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need. Stipends are available for airfare only.
The workshop application and additional information are linked from the workshop website: https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/twp_support_students/index.html
I am one of the leaders for this workshop and would be happy to provide more information or answer questions. Please feel welcome to share this workshop announcement with faculty at and beyond Bowdoin. Thanks!
Rachel Beane, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences
Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science
6800 College Station | Brunswick, Maine 04011 USA