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Most colleges and universities embrace the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but many fall short, especially in the hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty who would more fully represent our diverse world—in particular women of color and white women, and women and men from US historically disadvantaged populations.

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A Dean’s Role through the Lens of Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Presented by: Dean Ala Qubbaj, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

Date: Wednesday January 29, 2020
Time: 1
pm ET

 

Dr. Qubbaj will discuss active and proactive approaches and strategies for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how to create a college culture that not only supports but embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. He will discuss his efforts as Dean and how that led to the doubling of the number of women faculty in the college, as well as hiring the 1stwomen department chair and the 1st women associate Chair, all in less than 2 years.

Dr. Ala Qubbaj is the Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He is the PI on UTRGV’s NSF ADVANCE grant as well as on an NSF INCLUDES grant for ADVANCING STEM Latinas in Academic Careers. Prior to his Dean position, Dr. Qubbaj served as Senior Associate Vice President/Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity. Register for this informative webinar!

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Engineering Deans College Gender Equity Self- Assessment Tool: Foundation for Strategic Change

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Presented by: APLU colleagues, Kimberly Griffin Ph.D and Alan Mabe, PhD

Original air date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  

 

Drs Kimberly Griffin, Alan Mabe, and the Association for Public Land grant Universities (APLU) INCLUDES Project’s Faculty Diversity Task Force created the state-of-the-art, 2-part self-assessment Faculty Diversity Tool, that was adapted specifically for deans of colleges of engineering to help guide and focus efforts to support gender diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by APLU pilot work, and current change efforts with INCLUDES Aspire Alliance Institutional Change teams, Drs Griffin and Mabe will provide deans with take-away strategies for collecting and leveraging college self-assessment data for efficient, and beneficial gender equity change.

Dr. Kimberly Griffin is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. Her work focuses on diversity within the Black community; mentoring and professional development; and diversity in graduate and faculty communities. Dr. Alan Mabe is Emeritus Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (from which he retired December 2018); prior to which he served as a faculty member and administrator at Florida State University for almost thirty years. Griffin and Mabe both currently serves as consultants to the NSF INCLUDES-funded Aspire Alliance https://www.aspirealliance.org/aspire-home –an initiative that “seeks to develop inclusive and diverse STEM faculty across the nation by aligning and reinforcing professional development, hiring, and retention practices of STEM faculty simultaneously at institutional, regional, and national levels.”

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Achieving College Excellence through Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Presented by Virginia Valian, PhD

Original Air Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

 

Back by popular demand, Professor Valian, internationally recognized expert on issues of gender equity, distinguished professor of Psychology at Hunter College, and recent Keynote at the post-EDI 2019 EDGE Action Steps Workshop, will provide an interactive webinar to share with deans an overview of gender equity research, along with concrete, evidence-based actions deans can take to create more diverse, equitable, and welcoming college climates. She draws from her extensive research experience, as well as her recent book with Professor Abigail Stewart, An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence (MIT Press).

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Building your Female Leadership Pool: Insights for Success from the University of Michigan

Presented by: Dean Alec Gallimore and Dr. Jennifer Linderman, University of Michigan

Original Air Date: September 11, 2019
From 2008 to 2017, women comprised less than 20% of faculty at the top U.S. engineering schools. In the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, women now occupy half of the top faculty-leadership roles, including department chairs, associate deans, and executive committee members.

In this webinar, inspired by the May 2019 Chronicle of Education article “An Engineering School with Half of Its Leadership Female? How Did That Happen?” University of Michigan’s Alec Gallimore (Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering) and Jennifer Linderman (Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the ADVANCE Program) will explore four key approaches used at Michigan Engineering to build the female leadership pool and offer practical insights for other leaders who seek similar success.

 

Men Allies for Gender Equity 

This interactive webinar encourages and equips men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. Facilitators Roger Green (North Dakota State University) and Robert Gordon (Auburn University) introduce the concept of Advocates and Allies and discuss factors that impact the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women. They review recent literature that helps explain why and how gender inequity occurs. Lastly, they introduce and develop concepts, vocabulary, actions, and practical skills to promote gender equity. This webinar is part of a larger series inspired by the TUEE Phase III project and report.