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Virtual Ticket Available for the ADVANCE EiSCC

Registration is now open for the 2024 ADVANCE EiSCC! Join us in Baltimore, Maryland from June 2-5, 2024 at the Hilton Inner Harbor to drive systemic change in STEM.

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All members of the ARC Network receive a $50 discount on registration.

There is also a virtual ticket option for $50. Virtual attendees will have access to the live streamed plenary sessions through the WEPAN Events App. Additionally, virtual attendees have event app access for networking, viewing presenter materials, and using other features (ARC Network member discount does not apply).

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Game Changer Academies 2024 Cohort Applications Now Open

C-GCA is a partnership between the CMMI division of the Engineering Directorate at NSF and Kardia Group, a network of professionals devoted to excellence in the culture, functionality, and success of the academic endeavor. C-GCA is a virtual program for members of NSF’s Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation community that builds on NSF’s robust agenda for rewarding innovation and transformative science through high functioning panel discussions.

The C-GCA curriculum examines group dynamics, cognitive bias, multiple perspectives, and conflict skills as they apply to panel discussions (as well as other peer review and decision-making contexts in academia).

The 2024 C-GCA program will be a 12-week program in the fall. Successful completion of C-GCA requires ~25 hours including: ~5 hours of asynchronous work this summer, ~10 hours of asynchronous work in the fall, and full participation in six 90-minute virtual interactive sessions. The schedule for the live events is available on the GCA website:  

Applications are open through March 31:

Join WEPAN for a Webinar on "Executive Coaching"

Join WEPAN for a webinar on executive coaching on Tuesday March 19 from 12-1:30pm ET! This webinar in WEPAN’s Professional Development Series will feature three experts on executive coaching as they discuss what executive coaching is and how it can be a beneficial investment for any individual.

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  • Patrice B. Borders, JD, Founder & CEO, AmplifyEI
  • Pamela Leggett-Robinson, PhD, CAPM, Founder & Executive Director, PLR Consulting
  • Kathy Sullivan, MA, Principal & Owner, Talent Principles

NYU Meltzer Center Speaker Series | Disability Pride: From Accommodation to Empowerment

61 million adults in the United States have a disability—more than a quarter of the population. Yet disability is often an afterthought in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ben Mattlin, journalist and author of Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World, offers a much-needed primer on critical topics like the internal diversity of the disability community, its representation and misrepresentation in the media, and its history fighting for legal and social justice.

On Tuesday, March 26, 1-2pm ET, join Ben in conversation with Professor Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, to discuss how individuals, organizations, and governments can get beyond the minimum standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act to achieve true acceptance and justice for the disability community.

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Two Upcoming Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty) Events

1. Introduction to an Inclusive Professional Framework (IPF)

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 2-5pm ET,

The Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty) is a research-based approach that helps faculty become more inclusive and equitable in their teaching, advising, and research mentorship roles. The framework focuses on three key domains: identity, intercultural awareness, and relational and communication skills.

Join this session to explore the identity domain of the IPF: Faculty with time to think about the wheel of privilege/identity wheel, the cultural wealth model, and initial applications to your faculty role. Personal identity work is fundamental to being able to apply the IPF effectively, authentically, and with confidence. There is room to deepen the conversation as participants wish in this workshop. The exercises will help you begin to develop a transferrable equity mindset, and apply these skills to promote more inclusive classrooms and equitable advising and mentoring relationships.

2. A Closer Look at Intercultural Dynamics and Relationship Building within the Inclusive Professional Framework (IPF)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 2-5pm ET,

Are you already familiar with the Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty), or have you engaged in other identity-related professional development work in the past? Join this session to explore more deeply the intercultural awareness and relational and communication domains of the IPF: Faculty.

An identity activity will be required as pre-work and the result will be part of the introduction activity to ensure that everyone is entering this workshop with a basic understanding of how their identity and other's identities impact their role and work. This workshop will go deeper into the cultural wealth model, multicontextuality, and how those impact communication while fleshing out the IPF: Faculty more so that application of the IPF is clearer.

Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholars Program, Lehigh University

Lehigh University invites applications to the second cycle of the "Advancing Future Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Scholars Program."

Prospective postdocs can apply to work within one of the qualified host units named in the full ad. The program will provide professional development and support to prepare scholars for faculty roles at Lehigh, or similar institutions.

Full details are online:


"Understanding Patent Law" Webinar Now Available

Sponsored by Qualcomm, WEPAN is hosting a webinar series exploring topics covered in The Inventor’s Patent Academy (TIPA), a free three-part course that supports current and future inventors in understanding patenting, intellectual property, and how to navigate the patenting system. TIPA, created in partnership by Qualcomm and Invent Together, promotes equitable innovation ecosystems by providing open access to patenting information often withheld from marginalized inventors.

The second webinar in this WEPAN series, "Understanding Patent Law," covers the specifics of patents, patent rights, and duration, including the steps of applying for a patent and the professionals, such as patent attorneys and patent agents, who play a key role in the process. This panel featured three experts who shared their knowledge, strategies, tools, and tips for navigating your own patent journey.

TIPA is a six-hour course that you can complete at your own pace. Each of the three modules is broken down into lessons of approximately 10 minutes, allowing for completion on a timeline that works for you. To learn more about The Inventor's Patent Academy and to take Modules 1 and 2, visit

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VVS & ERW Digest

Collected resources and news regarding our Virtual Visiting Scholars andEmerging Research Workshops.

Read and Give Feedback on the Latest ARC Emerging Research Workshop Reports

The two newest reports from the ARC Network's Emerging Research Workshops have been released. The reports, "Using Big Data and Algorithms to Foster Equity in STEM" and "Cultivating Equity In STEM Through Inclusive Language," cover research and promising practices on each of the topics and suggest new directions for future work. We invite the community to share their expertise on the topics. To read the reports and share your input visit

Equity in the News

A selection of equity, diversity, and inclusion-related articles.

"The End of Inclusion?" by K. Mangan in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Campus leaders struggle to deliver on a core ideal.

Equity Resources

Publications, reports, or communications relevant to equity in the academy. All resources listed below are available in the ARC Network online resource library.

"DEI Is Under Attack. Here’s How Companies Can Mitigate the Legal Risks." by K. Yoshino and D. Glasgow

“What happens when the irresistible force meets the immovable object? Leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are facing this paradox with fresh urgency these days."

"Climate Change? Designing and Implementing Climate Surveys to Promote Inclusivity in Political Science Departments" by L. Turco, L. Tosun, and S. Watson

“Questions of racial, gendered, and class-based inequality in political science are more salient than ever. This article contends that climate surveys can be a useful tool for developing effective equity and inclusion strategies within academic departments. We offer advice on political, procedural, and messaging issues to consider when undertaking a departmental climate survey."

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