2017 SMTI-ASCN Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion

Inese Berzina-Pitcher
Western Michigan University
Inese Berzina-Pitcher
published Mar 20, 2017

June 24–25, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

Start time: 3:00 pm CT, June 24
End time: 5:30 pm CT, June 25

Registration is closed.

This summer, in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), we are organizing the 2017 SMTI/ASCN Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion. The APLU Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) is a community of faculty, department chairs, deans, and provosts who are engaged in improving STEM teaching and teacher preparation. This workshop immediately follows the NSEC 2017 National Conference.

The goal of the 2017 SMTI/ASCN Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion is to advance a dialog on diversity and inclusion in undergraduate STEM education between practitioners transforming institutions and researchers who are studying systemic change at higher education institutions.

The workshop will feature five case studies of institutions that are making progress on increasing diversity and inclusion on their campuses. We will use these case studies to stimulate discussion amongst all participants on what is working or not on their campuses. Short descriptions of the case studies are available here.

We invite you to take part in this conversation

The workshop will help you to connect and learn with faculty, staff, and administrators who are engaged with systemic change efforts, so that you can take back to your community new ideas on how to foster an inclusive campus environment.

During the workshop you will have opportunities to:

  • Share and reflect on best practices and lessons learned about facilitating change initiatives around diversity;
  • Learn about different change theories, ways to measure success, and other topics to aid you in advancing systemic institutional change;
  • Participate in discussions on potential solutions to common challenges in creating and implementing diversity initiatives.

Register for the workshop

The ASCN Annual meeting will be on June 26th, the day after the SMTI-ASCN workshop. Please let us know if you plan to attend the meeting: RSVP

Submit a poster abstract

We are accepting posters on a broad range of topics related to diversity and inclusion, improving undergraduate STEM education, and systemic change. We encourage you to share your innovative ideas, showcase your work, or present your research highlights. You can submit your poster abstract until May 12.

Submit your poster abstract

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Monteleone is the official conference hotel.

The group block of rooms with a discounted rate is full.

Book your hotel

Check back soon for more workshop updates!

Organizing Committee:

Andrea Beach
Western Michigan University
Inese Berzina-Pitcher
Western Michigan University
Noah Finkelstein
University of Colorado at Boulder
Charles Henderson
Western Michigan University
Kacy Redd
APLU
Linda Slakey
University of Massachusetts-Amherst



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