Cultures in academia were established more than a century ago when everyone hailed from the same demographic. While cultures have slowly evolved, fair treatment according to student/faculty needs have not all been addressed which means inequity remains deeply rooted in academia. Systemic inequities can manifest in a number of ways, including the peer review process. . . .
The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on all aspects of academia. An article from Science reports that recent studies indicate that the pandemic’s impact has hit academic mothers particularly hard. It has exacerbated existing disparities and created further challenges for women, including significant loss of time dedicated to research. Today’s edition of the ADVANCE . . .
You are invited to participate in discussions and learn of opportunities to promote the increased participation of women with disabilities in STEM faculty careers. A collaboration between North Dakota State University and the University of Washington funded by the National Science Foundation, AccessADVANCE aims to increase the participation and advancement of women with disabilities in . . .
Throughout the month of March, ADVANCE Institutions from around the country will be hosting seminars and panel presentations. See the list below for more details and registration links. We hope to see you there. ADVANCE Seminars & Panels: 20 years of ADVANCE and 30 years of NSF Broadening Participation in STEMhttps://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302062&WT March 3, 2021 Presentation and . . .
Incorrect assumptions on the part of one or both parties during discourse can often push “hot buttons” and devolve an otherwise civil conversation into a conflict. Learning and listening plummets as tensions rise. When conflict arises, the way in which we respond is far more telling than we may think. Today’s featured article for the . . .
What is white privilege? In some ways, it’s easier to understand what it’s not rather than what it is. It’s not an outright denial that white people have never struggled nor does it assume that everything a white person has accomplished is unearned. Rather, white privilege refers to an ingrained knowledge, often invisible to those . . .
As we continue to work remotely and rely heavily on Zoom and other videoconferencing apps for meetings, it’s important to always consider safety in our meetings. Below we’ve highlighted an email with Zoom Safety tips shared by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and a story from . . .
Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, is a way of understanding social relations by examining intersecting forms of discrimination. Effectively, this means that multiple forms of discrimination such as racism, sexism, and ageism may be present at the same time in a person’s life. Often, efforts to address discrimination focus on one . . .
Ms. Karen Colbert , a PhD student in Computational Sciences and Engineering and a graduate research assistant for ADVANCE at Michigan Tech has been selected as a Diversity Scholar for the 2021 RStudio Virtual Conference. Ms. Colbert is one of 70 Diversity Scholars selected from around the globe, all of them focused on building skills . . .
The ADVANCE PI Team is committed to education and dialogue as critical activities in making equity and inclusion integral to faculty, student , and community life at Michigan Tech. The need for such work is self-evident; the value of such goals for all in our campus community is undeniable. We support the statements from the . . .