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Diversity & Inclusion - Related Topics

STEM
  • Teaching Multilingual Students

  • Supporting Vulnerable Students: There are two kinds of academically vulnerable students: those who struggle with material and those who believe that their instructors and peers doubt their abilities. It is important to recognize both threats to a student’s achievement and to construct an environment where students who need help are comfortable asking for it and students do not feel pressure to dispel stereotypes about their race, ethnicity, age, or gender. 

Diversity in STEM:

  • Teaching science for all: helping women fulfill their potential: Currently, less than one-quarter of bachelor degrees awarded in fields such as computer science, engineering, and physics go to women, and the attrition rate for female science graduate students is notably higher than for males (Hill et al., 2010). Over the last few decades, the number of women in STEM fields has been growing substantially, yet a gender gap still exists. (By Mandy McLean, February 25, 2015.)

  • A Foundation for Understanding Gender DifferencesFirst in a four-part series, "Closing the Gender Gap in Your STEM Classroom," that bridges research to practice by providing you with seven key practices to make your STEM courses more inclusive. (By Helena Isabel Scutt, February 7, 2014.)

  • STEM Classroom Scaffolds: Third in a four-part series, "Closing the Gender Gap in Your STEM Classroom," that bridges research to practice by providing you with seven key practices to make your STEM courses more inclusive. (By Helena Isabel Scutt, March 19, 2014.)

  • Seven Practices to Improve Retention of Women in STEM: Part 4 of a four-part series, "Closing the Gender Gap in Your STEM Classroom," that bridges research to practice by providing you with seven key practices to make your STEM courses more inclusive.  (By Helena Isabel Scutt, April 2, 2014.)

Identity in the Classroom Teaching Resources:

In 2015-16, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs, and staff from related campus offices (VPTL, CCSRE, VPGE) met monthly to discuss considerations around identity in the classroom. This Learning Community generated teaching resources based on shared readings, talks from campus experts, and ongoing discussions. The material below is arranged by topics and designed to present information and ideas about approaching identity, equity, and inclusion in a variety of disciplines and course formats.

Topics:

Understanding and Using Growth Mindset

Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Supporting First-Generation and/or Low Income Students

Difficult Classroom Conversations