Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Webinar Series
Tracking Student Access to High-Impact Practices in STEM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
We know that certain “High-Impact Practices,” such as internships, undergraduate research, capstone courses, and learning communities, help undergraduate students persist and succeed. These practices have a disproportionately positive impact on students from underrepresented backgrounds. This webinar will briefly summarize the evidence for High-Impact Practices and share innovative efforts from California State University, Northridge and the University of South Carolina to track and analyze underrepresented student participation in High-Impact Practices in STEM. The webinar will close with action items to study these practices further for STEM students and convene a learning collaborative to develop better data collection systems.
- P. Kay Lund, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, National Institutes of Health
- Tia Brown McNair, Ed.D., Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges & Universities
- Bettina Huber, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Institutional Research, California State University, Northridge
- Pam Bowers, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Innovation, University of South Carolina
Supporting Minority Post-Docs
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Underrepresented post-docs are not entering tenure-track faculty positions in sufficient numbers, especially at research-intensive institutions. This webinar will explore known barriers to minority post-doc success as well as the efficacy of national programs designed to advance them to the professoriate (e.g. NIH IRACDA). The webinar will conclude with information about a proposed action item to partner with national stakeholders to evaluate impact of diversity programs for post-doctoral scholars.
Improving Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusion: What Can Leaders Do?
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This webinar will explore how leaders at campuses that have made significant progress toward diversity succeeded at moving the dial – through their actions, words, and policies/practices. The webinar will be of interest to other university leaders seeking to develop a more improved campus climate for diversity and inclusion on their campuses.