EDGE Workshops

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2020 “Taste of EDGE” Deans Panel

The 2020  “Taste of EDGE” webinar was held on Wednesday May 6. (The format for this years event was revised in response to COVID-19.)

Deans Panel Discussion on the COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A candid conversation with a panel of  engineering deans moderated by Dr. Yannis Yortsos (USC), Dr. Sharon Walker (Drexel University), Dr. Scott Ashford (Oregon State University) , Rudolph Buchheit (University of Kentucky).

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has disrupted engineering education at a fundamental level. This session will explore challenges as well as opportunities associated with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the faculty level, and how engineering schools address them. Examples include: (1) working from home while also caring for dependents (children, elderly); (2) opportunities for mentoring and growth; (3) on-line vs. in-person engagement; (4) research productivity and growth. We will also address DEI issues in a post-Coronavirus future.

A recording of this webinar can be viewed here.

 

 

2019 Post-EDI Action Steps- Workshop

The  post-Engineering Deans Institute (EDI) 2019 EDGE Action-Steps Workshop (Wednesday, April 10, 2019), provided information, strategies, tools, and resources to assist engineering deans in promoting faculty gender equity change.  The workshop included:

  • A self-assessment of dean knowledge and actions to promote faculty gender equity, and an overview of the research on how to create an inclusive engineering college (Virginia Valian)
  • Evidence-based strategies and tools for gender equity change [e.g., the 2-part (data template & narrative questionnaire) EDGE College Self-Assessment Tool, Checklist, Tools, & Resources; TECAID; ADVANCE StratEGIC Toolkit) (Gretal Leibnitz & Aisha Lawrey)
  • Candid conversation with a panel of diverse women engineering deans (Stephanie Adams, Gilda Barbino, Theresa Maldonado; facilitated by Christine Grant)
  • Identification of gender-specific challenges and strategies to support diverse, mid-career women faculty (Christine Grant), and
  • A successful model for leadership development and succession planning (e.g., ELATES) (Diane Magrane)

For more information about the workshop, check out the agenda and resources pages.