Equity In STEM
Community Convening

October 6-8, 2019  |  Westin Cleveland Downtown  |  Cleveland, Ohio

What is the Equity in STEM Community Convening?

Advancing equity in STEM requires an intentional focus on creating authentic, sustainable, and inclusive environments while simultaneously cultivating a community that collaborates, shares and implements promising practices and tools shown to effect change. 

The ARC Network’s 2019 Equity in STEM Community Convening serves as a meeting space for researchers, practitioners, and change agents dedicated to creating equitable STEM workplaces. Attendees will have an opportunity to share new research findings and exchange resources; brainstorm strategies and collaborate in novel ways; and demonstrate effective programs and interventions for greater collective impact. Through this shared purpose we will have the interactive capacity to finally see #EquityinSTEM.

Session Priority Areas

Sustainable Practices

Strategies that systemically intervene in, transform and sustain institutional and organizational practices

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Equity Inclusion and Diversity in STEM

Programs, initiatives, research, policies and interventions that examine and advance the participation of traditionally marginalized people

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ADVANCE to Market

Research, programs and practices on academic STEM entrepreneurship and commercialization, including social equity issues and taking your own diversity and inclusion research and resources to market

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Intentional and Inclusive Leadership

Leadership skills to effectively respond to tactical aspects of diversity, inclusion and equity work

Sunday, October 6, 2019

$

11:45am

Registration Open

6th Floor Prefunction

$

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poster Setup

6th Floor Prefunction

$

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

NSF – ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network Meeting

Gretalyn Leibnitz, PhD, ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network

Cattleya

$

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NSF – New Grantee Orientation with NSF ADVANCE Program Officers

Meet the ADVANCE program officers and learn about NSF grant management basics. Anyone new to the ADVANCE community is welcome to attend. ADVANCE grantees starting projects in 2019 are encouraged to attend.

Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF; Erika Camacho, PhD, NSF

Calypso

$

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

NSF – Open Q&A with NSF ADVANCE Program Officers

Ask questions and discuss ideas for special projects with the NSF ADVANCE program officers. This session replaces the office hours held in prior years.

Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF; Erika Camacho, PhD, NSF

Calypso

 

$

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

⚙️ Workshop – Speaking Up: What’s a Bystander to Do?

PowerPlay Interactive Development’s improvisational actors portray familiar moments of bias and challenging interpersonal behavior. Interact, replay and experiment in conversation with the characters to explore the complexity of responding to biases and learn how to navigate these situations. Sponsored by the American Geophysical Union through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Stephanie A. Goodwin, PhD, Wright State University and David Kaye, University of New Hampshire,
PowerPlay Interactive Development

Vanda North/South

$

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

💲 Workshop – Inclusive Pathways to Innovation

This workshop shares resources from the Association for Women in Science’s STEM to Market program and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at Saint Mary’s College to teach attendees about a variety of kinds of entrepreneurship and pathways to innovation, including licensing, patenting, startup formation, and more through an intersectional gender lens.

Erin Kelley, STEM to Market, AWIS, and Willow Wetherall, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

Cattleya

$

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception

6th Floor Prefunction

$

6:30 pm – 6:35 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – Salaries in Higher Education Systems

Speakers present research from an NSF ADVANCE PLAN-IHE award to study salary equity of STEM faculty in state system institutions. Visual abstract.

Alyssa Kiesow, PhD, Northern State University; Meredith Redlin, PhD, and Joyce Eduful; South Dakota State University; Cynthia Anderson, PhD, Black Hills State University; Paula Mabee, PhD, University of South Dakota; Pam Rowland, D.Sc.IS, Dakota State University; and Andrea Surovek, PhD, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Vanda North/South

$

6:35 pm – 6:40 pm

🗝️Lightning Talk – Why Are All The Black Scientists Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Sense of Belonging, Climate and Collaboration in STEM Achievement Contexts

The presenter shares findings from a qualitative exploration of the experiences and perceptions of traditionally marginalized engineering students at a highly-selective engineering school at an elite public primarily white institution. Find planned next steps, focusing on informal peer collaboration in STEM fields in college. Visual abstract.

Sarah Holder, University of Virginia

Vanda North/South

$

6:40 pm – 6:45 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – Bystander Training Promotes Institutional Transformation

The presenter describes the development of an active bystander program in the academy. Bystander workshops are a signature initiative of this 5-year, NSF funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant aimed at promoting gender equity and respect in how faculty treat and evaluate one another. Visual abstract.

Brita Dean, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Vanda North/South

$

7:15 pm – 7:20 pm

⚙️ Lightning Talk – Can Top-Down System-level Approaches Result in Policy Change that Increases Equity and Fairness?

In South Dakota, policies related to HR must conform to policies and procedures of the state and the Board of Regents. Find insights into the opportunities and challenges that may arise in planning and implementing a system-wide approach. Visual abstract.

Mary Emery, PhD, and Meredith Redlin, PhD, South Dakota State University

Vanda North/South

$

7:20 pm – 7:25 pm

↻ Lightning Talk – Mentoring Circles Empower STEM Women

The presenters describe experiences with and strategies for establishing, maintaining and institutionalizing mentoring circles. Visual abstract.

Maeve McCarthy, PhD; Paula Waddill, PhD; Robin Zhang, PhD; Claire Fuller, PhD; and Steve Cobb, PhD, Murray State University

Vanda North/South

$

7:25 pm – 7:30 pm

🗝️💲 Lightning Talk – Engaging Audiences with NSF ADVANCE Projects

You’ve done the research, worked on the details, and now have a great ADVANCE project ready to roll out. But how do you get people interested in participating? And once the project has begun, how do you share the results with the community? The presenters focus on the experience of Florida International University ADVANCE project in engaging participants as well as working with collaborators to disseminate project events and results. Visual abstract.

Ashley Garcia, Esq., and Cinthya Silva-Cruz, Florida International University

Vanda North/South

$

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Open

6th Floor Prefunction

$

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Coffee Service and Breakfast Bites

6th Floor Prefunction

$

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Poster Showcase

6th Floor Prefunction

Poster Showcase P1 🗝️ – From Narrative to Reality

The poster includes examples of how stories published on Sister, an online media platform for women and non-binary people in STEM, created real change towards inclusion in STEM. Visual abstract.

Jenna Jablonski, PhD, Sister STEM, LLC

Poster Showcase P3 🗝️ – Transforming the Associate-to-Full Promotion for Equity

This poster focuses on Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s ADVANCE Adaptation grant (2018-2021), which aims to enact the new promotion policy effectively so that the potential for greater inclusion and equity is realized and sustained over the long term. Visual abstract.

Chrysanthe Demetry, PhD, and Jeanine Skorinko, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Poster Showcase P5 🗝️ – The Race to Last Place

The researcher explores the time it takes for women and underrepresented minorities to get to the top in biomedical sciences. The speaker uses a two-risk competing risk model (from a class of duration models) to model the relationship between gender, race/ethnicity, and other factors and the duration to last authorship or author attrition. Visual abstract.

Allison Nunez, University at Albany, SUNY

Poster Showcase P7 🗝️ – Who Am I and Do I Fit?

Explore the results from a pilot study that examines the impact of faculty members’ multiple identities and the structure of those identities on perceptions of job and career. Find new ways to examine intersectionality and empirically assess how identities influence faculty experiences. Visual abstract.

Stacie Furst-Holloway, PhD, University of Cincinnati

Poster Showcase P11 🗝️ – Narratives of Women of Color STEM Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A research study examines how underrepresented women of color faculty in STEM fields experience institutional structures that support or inhibit advancement. It suggests that the benefits participants identified support psychological well-being through impact on generativity and collectivism. Visual abstract.

Anna Lee, PhD, Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) Collaborative and Maya Corneille, PhD, Sherrice Allen, PhD; North Carolina A&T State University

Poster Showcase P13 🗝️ – Making WAVES

Presenters from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) contend that achieving a bias-free institutional environment helps to reduce barriers faced by women STEM faculty, increase their promotion and tenure, and promote their success in STEM leadership roles. Visual abstract.

Brita Dean, PhD, Julie Chen, PhD, and Michelle Haynes-Baratz, PhD; University of Massachusetts Lowell

Poster Showcase P15 🗝️ – Diffusing Ideas in the ADVANCE Network

Delve into the preliminary results from the ongoing project that explores NSF ADVANCE’s multilayered network, focusing on the composition of leadership teams, individual mobility of leadership team members to IT and other universities, and the spread of ideas and concepts, such as implicit bias. Visual abstract.

Kathrin Zippel, PhD, Northeastern University

Poster Showcase P17 🗝️ – Shifting the Landscape

Since receiving the ADVANCE grant in 2012, Stevens has made progress in recruiting and retaining women faculty in STEM and improving the career path for non-tenure-track STEM faculty. Visual abstract.

Susan S. Metz and Zulejha Osmani, Stevens Institute of Technology

Poster Showcase P19 🗝️ – And Yet She Persisted

Presenters provide rich description of the kinds of embedded logics that suggest to women faculty that they do not fit, that their work is unimportant or invisible, or should not be counted. They also explore the unscripted professional interactions between faculty and academic leaders that convey exclusion and a desire on the part of supposed mentors to control. Visual abstract.

Lindsey Templeton and KerryAnn O’Meara, PhD; University of Maryland, College Park

$

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Heather Metcalf, PhD, AWIS
State of the NSF ADVANCE Program, Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF
Keynote Speaker, Pamela McCauley, PhD, AWIS, NSF

Orchid Ballroom

$

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Networking Break

6th Floor Prefunction

$

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Session I

⚙️ Early Stage Innovations – From Manager to Catalyst for Innovation: Transforming the Role of Department Heads for Mid-Career Faculty

⚙️ Early Stage Innovations – From Manager to Catalyst for Innovation: Transforming the Role of Department Heads for Mid-Career Faculty

This session poses questions about annual reviews with department heads at other universities and then provide an overview of Worchester Polyechnic Institute’s pilot model for faculty annual reviews that aims to transform these conversations from an evaluative to a professional development model. Visual abstract.

Elizabeth Long Lingo, PhD, and Susan Roberts, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Stenia

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Sweetheart Deals: Informal Personnel Practices Producing Gendered and Racialized Workplace Inequities in Higher Education Administration

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Sweetheart Deals: Informal Personnel Practices Producing Gendered and Racialized Workplace Inequities in Higher Education Administration

Discuss composite case studies drawn from Oregon State ADVANCE’s practices, identify parallels to situations at your home institution, and analyze strategies and interventions. Visual abstract.

Michelle K. Bothwell, PhD, Oregon State University

Stanhopea

↻ Early Stage Innovations – TEAM ADVANCE: Catalyze Mentoring

↻ Early Stage Innovations – TEAM ADVANCE: Catalyze Mentoring

Presenters from the Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE demonstrate the project’s multilevel approach and interventions amidst challenges and needs. Brainstorm solutions to support mentoring and professional development at your home institutions. Discussion content will be captured and shared electronically with participants. Visual abstract.

Erin Malloy, MD, Jonathan Foland, MA, and Kia L. Caldwell, PhD; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vanda North/South

↻🗝️⚙️ Experience Reports – Uprooting Bias in the Academy

↻🗝️⚙️ Experience Reports – Uprooting Bias in the Academy

This panel discussion focuses on the learnings from creating a sustainable culture that supports inclusion in UC Davis’ STEM fields and highlights the future of ADVANCE at the campus as sustainability efforts are under-way.

Linda P. B. Katehi, PhD, Renetta Garrison Tull, PhD, Linda F. Bisson, PhD, and Lisceth Brazil-Cruz, PhD; University of California, Davis

Cattleya

🗝️ Experience Reports – Tenure-track Women and Women of Color Faculty Value Service But Perceive it is Not Valued in the Tenure and Promotion Process

🗝️ Experience Reports – Tenure-track Women and Women of Color Faculty Value Service But Perceive it is Not Valued in the Tenure and Promotion Process

Over three years the presenters examined the role of service on women and women of color faculty. While women reported a heavier service burden, they also perceived a higher personal value. However, interviews confirmed that service is potentially not as valued in the tenure and promotion process. Visual abstract.

Carmen Domingo, PhD, San Francisco State University; Sue Rosser, California State University; and Diane Harris, PhD, Nancy Gerber, PhD, Sally Pasion, PhD, Laura Mamo, PhD, and David Rebanal, DrPH; San Francisco State University 

Calypso

🗝️ Experience Reports – On-Ramps to Full Professor

🗝️ Experience Reports – On-Ramps to Full Professor

This presentation shares the outcomes of an NSF EAGER grant, On-Ramps to Full Professor, a novel research acceleration initiative aimed to quicken the progression of women associate professors in STEM who used a Family Support Plan. Visual abstract.

Autumn M. Reed, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Stellis

$

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Luncheon Plenary

What’s Next for the NSF ADVANCE Program, Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF
Speaker Introduction, Joan Herbers, PhD, ARC Network
Luncheon Address – Identity-Based Harassment, Ramón Barthelemy, PhD, The University of Utah

Provide input for the Emerging Research Workshop report at https://www.equityinstem.org/id-based-harassment/

Orchid Ballroom

$

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Session II

🗝️ Symposium – Developing Academic Change Agents for Equity in STEM and Beyond

🗝️ Symposium – Developing Academic Change Agents for Equity in STEM and Beyond

This session reviews key strategies and techniques used in course design and facilitation as well as those used to promote desirable course participant outcomes. Visual abstract.

Amena O. Anderson, PhD; James Nolan, PhD; Christine E. Rittenour, PhD; and Thomas Sura, PhD; West Virginia University

Stenia

🗝️ Symposium – Customizing Gender Equity Transformation to Institutional Needs

🗝️ Symposium – Customizing Gender Equity Transformation to Institutional Needs

This symposium addresses how institutional gender equity transformation needs were assessed across institutions of the IDEAL-N (Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership-National) consortium, the equity, inclusion and diversity activities undertaken to address these needs, and the outcomes obtained. Visual abstract.

Diana Bilimoria, PhD, Lynn T. Singer, PhD, and Heather Burton, PhD; Case Western Reserve University; Margaret M. Yacobucci, PhD, Bowling Green State University; Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; Cheryl M. Bracken, PhD, Cleveland State University; and Tara Johnson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Vanda North/South

⚙️ Symposium – Motivating Bystander Intervention and Structural Change with Experiential Learning

⚙️ Symposium – Motivating Bystander Intervention and Structural Change with Experiential Learning

Using the model programs developed by two ADVANCE-IT universities, speakers demonstrate and contextualize the importance of experiential learning in encouraging STEM faculty to engage in bystander intervention and structural change within their spheres of influence. Visual abstract.

Suzanna M. Rose, PhD, Kirsten E. Wood, PhD, and Pete E.C. Markowitz, PhD; Florida International University; Kirsten Dellinger, PhD, University of Mississippi; and Amena O. Anderson, PhD, West Virginia University

Calypso

⚙️ ARC Network – Getting Creative about Sustaining Grant-funded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

⚙️ ARC Network – Getting Creative about Sustaining Grant-funded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

This symposium brings together leaders from the ADVANCE and I-Corps communities to discuss a variety of ways to sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that started out with grant funding.

Heather Metcalf, PhD, Association for Women in Science; Caroline E. Crisafulli, PMP, The Ohio State University; Christine Grant, PhD, North Carolina State University; Joanna Frye, University of Michigan; Cynthia Hudgins, University of Michigan; Jesus Soriano, NSF Partnerships for Innovation program

Cattleya

🗝️ ARC Network – Virtual Visiting Scholars

🗝️ ARC Network – Virtual Visiting Scholars

This session highlights the work of the first cohort of ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholars (VVS). The VVS program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars across disciplines to pursue research metaanalysis, synthesis, and big data curation on topics crucial to STEM faculty equity. Dr. Margherio leads discussions on centering women faculty of color in mentoring research and Dr. Mickey shares her findings on the implications for career success resulting from STEM faculty networks.

Cara Margherio, PhD, University of Washington and Ethel Mickey, PhD, Wellesley College; 2018 Virtual Visiting Scholars

Stellis

National Science Foundation – Office Hours with ADVANCE Program Officers

National Science Foundation – Office Hours with ADVANCE Program Officers

15-minute time slots with the ADVANCE program officer dedicated to sharing great news or results, discuss your current project, or potential future projects.

Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF; Erika Camacho, PhD, NSF

Ambrella

$

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session III

↻ Early Stage Innovations – Perceptions of Tenure Clarity and Departmental Practices

↻ Early Stage Innovations – Perceptions of Tenure Clarity and Departmental Practices

Research findings investigating whether for four groups of faculty (women in STEM, men in STEM, women in non-STEM and men in non-STEM) assessment of fairness in tenure decisions and evaluations, messages about requirements for tenure, mentoring and relationships with peers have a similar effect on their assessment of clarity of tenure expectations. Strategies about how to improve and implement these
departmental practices and programs is also to be discussed. Visual abstract.

Rodica Lisnic, PhD, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Calypso

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Women in STEM and Science at the State Department

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Women in STEM and Science at the State Department

This session focuses on the State Department’s women in STEM initiatives in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and what role members of the ARC Network community can play moving forward as we seek to build a community of shared principles and common practices beyond our borders. Visual abstract.

Alex Temple, U.S. State Department

Stenia

↻ Early Stage Innovations – Building a Sustainable Faculty Allyship Program

↻ Early Stage Innovations – Building a Sustainable Faculty Allyship Program

This session presents strategies to engage STEM faculty through ongoing Faculty Allies training at Bowling Green State University and discuss how these strategies can be applied to other institutions. Visual abstract.

Ellen M. Broido, D.Ed, Margaret Yacobucci, PhD, Blaze Campbell, Lisa K. Hanasono, PhD, Jody A. Kunk-Czaplicki, Hyun Kyoung Ro, PhD, and Sheila J. Roberts, PhD; Bowling Green State University

Cattleya

🗝️ Experience Reports – Actors Undercutting Resistance and Mitigating Bias

🗝️ Experience Reports – Actors Undercutting Resistance and Mitigating Bias

How can professional actors and a cinematic, research-based script, transcend traditional pedagogy, undercut resistance and train faculty how to practically mitigate bias in tenure and promotion committee meetings?

Jeffrey Allen Steiger; Florida International University and AWED Theater Troupe

Orchid Ballroom

↻ Experience Reports – Narrowing the Gender Gap in Tech Transfer

↻ Experience Reports – Narrowing the Gender Gap in Tech Transfer

REACH for Commercialization™ at Ohio State University is a cohort-based model of experiential learning that addresses the persistent gender gap in the innovation ecosphere. The program focuses on developing networks to remove barriers and increase participation of women in tech transfer.

Mary C. Juhas, PhD, and Caroline E. Crisafulli, PMP; The Ohio State University

Vanda North/South

🗝️ Experience Reports – AWM ADVANCES!

🗝️ Experience Reports – AWM ADVANCES!

Describing the 5-year AWM NSF Advance Grant, “Supporting Careers for Women in Mathematics through Research-focused Networks,” listen to a roundtable discussion on the importance of mentoring, networking and collaborations in advancing women’s careers and how this model can be emulated. Visual abstract.

Magnhild Lien, PhD, California State University Northridge

Stellis

↻ Experience Reports – Designing Equitable Programming for AWIS Chapters

↻ Experience Reports – Designing Equitable Programming for AWIS Chapters

Learn more about AWIS chapters and their work to create high impact, sustainable programming to advance women in STEM.
Creativity, innovation and design thinking for AWIS Bethesda programming focused on diversity, equity and inclusion: Poorva Dharkar, PhD, AWIS Bethesda Chapter
Collaborating with community-based companies to co-sponsor fundraising activities: Caren L. Steinmiller, PhD, and Susanne Nonekowski, PhD, AWIS Northwestern Ohio Chapter

Stanhopea

$

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

AWIS Member Reception

Network with AWIS members, chapter leaders, National Governing Board Members, Staff and other change makers.

Ida

$

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception

Great Lakes Science Center

$

7:20 pm – 7:25 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – Diversifying Science and Retaining Diversity: Learning from Women of Color Faculty in STEM Fields

This Lightning Talk offers in-depth interviews conducted as part of National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to understand the challenges women of color STEM faculty members face in order to craft effective diversity plans.

Joya Misra, PhD, and Ember Kanelee; University of Massachusetts Amherst

Great Lakes Science Center Discover Stage

$

7:25 pm – 7:30 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – Diffusing Ideas in the ADVANCE Network

Preliminary results from the ongoing project that explores NSF ADVANCE’s multilayered network are presented, focusing on the composition of leadership teams, individual mobility of leadership team members to IT and other universities, and the spread of ideas and concepts, such as implicit bias.

Kathrin Zippel, PhD, Northeastern University

Great Lakes Science Center Discover Stage

$

7:30 pm – 7:35 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – My Life as a College Equity Advisor

This talk discusses the presenter’s experience as the first faculty fellow for diversity and inclusion (equity advisor) for FIU’s College of Arts, Science, and Education and the upcoming plans to implement similar positions in all University Colleges at FIU.

Caroline Simpson, PhD, Florida International University

Great Lakes Science Center Discover Stage

$

7:35 pm – 7:40 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – Transforming STEM Leadership Culture

This talk highlights the second report in the AWIS Grand Challenge Series, Transforming Leadership Culture, which explores the leadership barriers STEM women face and provides organizations with steps they can take to create more inclusive leadership cultures.

Aspen Russell, Association for Women in Science

Great Lakes Science Center Discover Stage

$

7:40 pm – 7:45 pm

🗝️ Lightning Talk – STEM to Market: Creating Systemic Change in STEM Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

This talk highlights the STEM to Market project, AWIS’ award-winning initiative for equitable, inclusive, and productive ecosystems for STEM women entrepreneurs and commercial financiers. 

Erin Kelley, STEM to Market Project, Association for Women in Science

Great Lakes Science Center Discover Stage

$

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Coffee Service and Breakfast Bites

6th Floor Prefunction

$

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Poster Showcase

6th Floor Prefunction

Poster Showcase P2 🗝️ – Advancing African-American Women Faculty in STEM

🗝️ Poster Showcase – Advancing African-American Women Faculty in STEM

Xavier University of Louisiana’s (XULA) Supporting Transformation: Intersectional Directions to Engender Success (STrIDES), funded through the NSF ADVANCE program, is focused on creating an equitable, inclusive and energizing climate for female STEM faculty members by addressing systemic barriers, which currently lead to higher attrition rates of female faculty and Women of Color. Visual abstract.

Stassi Dimaggio, PhD, Mehnaaz Ali, PhD, and Florastina Payton-Stewart, PhD; Xavier University of Louisiana

Poster Showcase P4 🗝️ – ADVANCE Journal

🗝️ Poster Showcase – ADVANCE Journal

A forum to publish peer-reviewed scholarship related to institutional transformation concerning inclusion, equity, and justice in higher education. Speakers seek manuscripts that address systems of oppression, intersectionality and strategies for resistance and change, especially in the STEM disciplines. Visual abstract.

Janette Byrd, Janet Lee, PhD, and Susan Shaw, PhD; Oregon State ADVANCE

Poster Showcase P6 ⚙️ – Initial Impact of the Bystander Leadership Workshop

⚙️ Poster Showcase – Initial Impact of the Bystander Leadership Workshop

The presenters describes FIU ADVANCE’s 5-step Bystander Leadership behavioral skills training program and its effect on faculty participants’ reported confidence in and willingness to intervene in future instances of gender or race bias or exclusion. Visual abstract.

Suzanna Rose, PhD, Kirsten Wood, PhD, Brianna Pankey, MS, amd Sanaz Farhangi, PhD; Florida International University

Poster Showcase P8 🗝️ – Seizing Social Media for STEM

🗝️ Poster Showcase – Seizing Social Media for STEM

Come learn about how the University of New Mexico’s NSF IT grant project created a communication team as part of its core group. The team creates digital and social media content that highlights the accomplishments of women and minority STEM faculty. Find out about the tools you can use too! Visual abstract.

Kate Cunningham, University of New Mexico

Poster Showcase P10 ↻ – Grant-Getting Success of Academic Women in STEM

↻ Poster Showcase – Grant-Getting Success of Academic Women in STEM

The presenters outlined how they developed a grant-writing bootcamp intervention, informed by self-determination theory and paired it with focused support for the NSF CAREER program to increase the grant-getting success of academic women in STEM at Montana State. Visual abstract.

Nika Stoop, PhD; Montana State University and Jessi L. Smith, PhD; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Poster Showcase P12 🗝️ – Transforming Institutions: Gendered Perceptions of STEM Faculty on Diversity at Florida Atlantic University

🗝️ Poster Showcase – Transforming Institutions: Gendered Perceptions of STEM Faculty on Diversity at Florida Atlantic University

Based on the 2017 FAU ADVANCE Faculty Climate Survey, the poster presents an overview of faculty and student ratios, findings of faculty perceptions of diversity, and institutional initiatives to promote faculty gender diversity through training programs in mentoring and implicit bias.

Josephine Beoku-Betts, Evonne Rezler, PhD, Russell Ivy, PhD, Michele Hawkins, MSW, PhD, Katherine Freeman-Costin, DrPH; Florida Atlantic University; Frankie Santos Laanan, PhD, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa; Nurgun Erdol, PhD, and Deorajhee Mahabir, Florida Atlantic University; Kayla Elliott, PhD, The Education Trust in Washington

Poster Showcase P14 ↻ – Do Hiring Committee Diversity Advocates Improve Hiring Outcomes?

↻ Poster Showcase – Do Hiring Committee Diversity Advocates Improve Hiring Outcomes?

This poster showcase discusses how diversity advocates were trained to guide committees to use best hiring practices, including effective recruiting techniques, writing an inclusive job ad, and best evaluation and interview practices. Data presented is from interviews with DAs and surveys on the demographics of candidate and interview pools that evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

Caroline Simpson, PhD, and Suzanna Rose, PhD; Florida International University

Poster Showcase P16 ↻ – Recruiting for Diversity and Excellence in STEM

↻ Poster Showcase – Recruiting for Diversity and Excellence in STEM

This poster describes a research study examining the strategies and tactics used by search committees in STEM departments to recruit diverse and excellent candidates. The findings of our study have implications for institutional leaders, faculty, and higher education researchers and staff interested in identifying and implementing best practices in recruiting a diverse and excellent faculty. Visual abstract.

Joanna Frye, PhD, Cynthia Hudgins, PhD, and Janet Malley, PhD; University of Michigan ADVANCE Program

Poster Showcase P18 🗝️ – Transforming STEM Leadership Culture

🗝️ Poster Showcase – Transforming STEM Leadership Culture

This second report in the AWIS Grand Challenge Series, Transforming Leadership Culture, deepens our understanding of the leadership barriers STEM women face and provides organizations with steps they can take to create more inclusive leadership cultures.

Aspen Russell and Heather Metcalf, PhD, Association for Women in Science

Poster Showcase P20 🗝️ – Lesson Learned in Managing Change and Transformation at RIT: A Gender Equity Focus

🗝️ Poster Showcase – Lesson Learned in Managing Change and Transformation at RIT: A Gender Equity Focus

This poster highlights lessons learned during the transformation journey beginning with a glimpse into the complexity of organizational transformation followed by several main takeaways – (1) strong motivation is essential, (2) continuously invest in and build the team, (3) use tools creatively, and (4) reflections from the rear-view mirror.

Margaret Bailey, PhD, PE

$

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Morning Keynote Address

Introduction of Speaker, Gail Gasparich, PhD, ARC Network and Salem State University
Keynote Speaker, Michele G. Wheatly , PhD, Syracuse University

Orchid Ballroom

$

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Networking Break

6th Floor Prefunction

$

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Session IV

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Launching STEM Women via a New Network

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Launching STEM Women via a New Network

This session describes first-year activities, challenges and opportunities of the Pioneer Valley Women in STEM Network (PVWIS), a new network developed by faculty/staff at these community colleges to connect women—particularly community college women—with professional STEM women in the region. Visual abstract.

Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, Springfield Technical Community College and Melissa Paciulli, Holyoke Community College

Stelis

⚙️ Early Stage Innovations – Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM Geospatial Sciences

⚙️ Early Stage Innovations – Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM Geospatial Sciences

This session describes the program objectives, partnership and peer mentoring network model of the TRELIS-GS, Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM Geospatial Sciences, a 3-year NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences initiative (NSF Award #1660400) administered through the University of Maine in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

Elizabeth Wentz, PhD, Arizona State University and Stacy Doore, PhD, Bowdoin College

Orchis

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Exploring the Intersectionalities of Transnational Faculty

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Exploring the Intersectionalities of Transnational Faculty

Presenters report on how intersectionality was used to explore the climates of STEM departments in FIU and how their understanding was implemented in developing a 5-step bystander leadership behavioral skills training program. Visual abstract.

Sanaz Farhangi, PhD, Brianna Pankey, MS, Kirsten Wood, PhD, and Barbara King, PhD; Florida International University

Caladenia

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Faculty Work Experiences

🗝️ Early Stage Innovations – Faculty Work Experiences

A project sponsored by NSF grant #1409118 shows that there is still room for institutes to develop policies to advance the careers and well-being of women faculty. It is suggested that interventions should be aimed at improving the workplace experiences of these groups.

Linda Slowik, PhD, and Xiaohui Zhong, PhD; University of Detroit Mercy

Cattleya

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12:00 pm

Equity in STEM Community Convening adjourned
Boxed lunch provided. I-Corps Inclusion Summit will continue until 3:00 pm.
Orchid Ballroom

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Funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, Award HRD-1740860, the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network seeks to achieve gender equity for faculty in higher education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network recognizes the achievements made so far while producing new perspectives, methods and interventions with an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens. The leading advocate for women in STEM the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

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