ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to Richelle Winkler in Social Sciences for their new funding! See the original story, published in the July 27 edition of Tech Today below. From Tech Today on July 27: Richelle Winkler (SS/GLRC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $8,075 . . .
What does an anti-racist university look like? How can Michigan Tech move further toward becoming an anti-racist university? The answer to these questions and more can be found in this week’s ADVANCE Weekly Roundup. This week we’re featuring a short video as well as an article that outlines a series of principles and recommendations for . . .
Yet another issue disproportionately impacting women and minorities is the harassment of them when in a position of power, leadership, or other visible role. In an academic setting, this is referred to as Academic Contrapower Harassment (ACPH). While ACPH does impact all faculty, a 2016 study of 289 professors from across the country found that . . .
Originally posted by the College of Engineering in Tech Today on July 14. Janet Callahan, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering at Michigan Tech, was initiated on June 24, as a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). A global society founded in 1893, ASEE is . . .
In business, diverse perspectives are known to drive innovation and profitability. Diverse perspectives drive innovation in all aspects of academia as well. A recent study emphasizes these innovations in the research arena and also highlights the fact that novel contributions by gender and ethnic minorities in academia are not as readily adopted by their peers. . . .
Best practices in inclusive hiring often involve a series of checks and balances. However, postdoctoral positions such as Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Scientist, and Research Engineers are often reviewed only by the Principal Investigator without these checks and balances. A study from Florida International University investigated the presence of bias in postdoctoral application reviews based on . . .
In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has demanded action to address systemic racism. This is an inclusive demand; it means that we need to bring the voices of all oppressed people to the table. This week, for our ADVANCE Weekly Roundup, we’re featuring an article that highlights the desire for indigenous voices to . . .
If you read your American history book, you’ll be told that the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 effectively freed those enslaved in the Confederacy. The reality is that true emancipation did not come for another 3 years. On June 19, 1865, now referred to as Juneteenth, enforcement of Abraham Lincoln’s executive order finally reached Galveston, TX . . .
As we transition back to campus and embark on a new normalcy before fall, it is critically important that we remember that while all in academia were impacted by the pandemic, not everyone shouldered the burden equally. The literature suggests that extra household burdens likely impacted the productivity of women, especially women of color the . . .
If you have been following the news recently, you have probably heard the term systemic racism. Maybe you already know what systemic racism is and if that’s the case then we hope that you’re using your knowledge to help educate those around you and actively support changes to the system. But if you’re not quite . . .