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Class Name: Concept 1: Cultural Awareness of self [in STEM]
Provided By: Campus Equity and Inclusion Forum
Description: “Developing an awareness of self as the foundation for understanding others.” ISMs Workshop 1. Provide a forum for participants to recognize their own role(s) in society, particularly in STEM communities. 1) Initiate and/or increase awareness of the ways that language, micro-aggressions, and incomplete empathy inhibit student success. 2) Open a discussion to encourage reflection of self in STEM communities and society, at large. We plan to draw on support/input of Minority Employee Council for input, vocabulary, and discussion topics that will help participants become better educators and mentors. 1) Introductory concepts and questions for discussion: • Commonalities in our STEM students --Where does their interest in STEM come from? --What are they excited about? • Data and demographics: STEM, Washington, USA --Age matters: who are our STEM students? --Background: family, social sphere, and previous education --Who is an “average” STEM student? --Who are the students who aren’t “average”? --Who are we (the participants and facilitators)? (What demographics do we belong to?) • Defining important terms for discussions of inclusion in STEM: --Equity --Privilege --Stereotype --Micro-aggression --Empathy --Implicit bias --Intersectionality 2) Equity, privilege, and stereotype in STEM, and how each of us participates in STEM society: • How do the terms defined above apply to each of us? • How do these terms apply to STEM disciplines? • Where do we notice them? • Where do we not notice them? • How does diversity make science stronger? • How can we enhance collaboration in a diverse STEM community?
Objectives: Overall discussion goal: Awareness of diversity issues and language, and their effects on diverse populations in STEM classrooms and departments. Deliverable: Group-generated list of [some] definitions, examples of how they might affect individuals or groups. Notes to aid in self-reflection and practice in self-reflection. (All for take-home and for use in Workshop 2).
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Fee: $0.00
Non-WWU Fee: $0.00
Maximum Class Size: 30
# of Seats Available: 3
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Class Sessions: Date Start Time End Time Location
12/11/17 12:30PM 2:30PM VU 462 A-B