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Town Hall: Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses

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June 4, 2020 @ 12PM PT/3PM ET

This time of unprecedented crisis and uncertainty has revealed and may be exacerbating the inequities that many of us have dedicated our careers and lives to fight. As institutions respond to COVID-19 and its impacts, the ARC Network wants to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated into higher education administrators’ decision-making.

In standing true to our values and mission to drive systemic, sustained equity in STEM, the ARC Network, in partnership with the Association for Women in Science, is convening a Town Hall to hear and understand the key issues and challenges faced by our community and beyond, with emphasis on academic environments. Our goals include developing a webinar series to inform and educate decision-makers and curate resources to support systemic STEM equity during this global pandemic.

In our desire to be intentional, accounting for intersectionality and inclusivity – even in how we plan and execute this Town Hall, we are reaching out to you. The guiding questions for this Town Hall include:

  • How do we ensure equity and the lessons learned from ADVANCE and other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts are centered in COVID-19 decision-making?
  • How do we do so in a way that accounts for intersectionality?
  • How do we ensure that we have diversity of voices at the decision-making table and have these voices be heard?

We hope you will share your wisdom, exemplary practices, tools, policy approaches, and advice as we face known and emerging challenges in response to COVID-19.

Webinar Archives

Exploring the Latest Research on Women in Engineering

This ARC Network webinar features resources from one of our ARC Network Communities of Practice, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Every year, SWE conducts a literature review on women in engineering, offering a summary of the most recent scholarly research on gender equity in engineering and related fields. The SWE literature reviews synthesize the existing knowledge helping scholars and practitioners keep up to date with the latest trends. This webinar is presented by Roberta Rincon, PhD, Senior Manager of Research at SWE, and moderated by Crystal Bedley, PhD, Project Director for the ARC Network.

New Directions for Research on Identity-Based Harassment Webinar

This webinar highlights the ARC Network 2019 Emerging Research Workshop report on new directions for research on identity-based harassment. Moderated by Dr. Joan Herbers, ARC Network Co-PI and chair of the Research Advisory Board, this webinar features a panel of experts who contributed to the report: Dr. Kevin Swartout, Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University; Dr. Ximena Cid, Assistant Professor of Physics at California State University-Dominguez Hills; Dr. Danielle Dickens, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Spelman College; and Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez, JD, Attorney at HopkinsWay, PLLC.

SEA Change – How to Advance your #EquityInSTEM Work Webinar

Join the first webinar of 2020, which features resources from ARC Network Community of Practice the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change initiative. SEA Change is a comprehensive initiative that features a self-assessment framework to effect sustainable change with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM at U.S. institutions of higher education. It includes: a community of allied organizations and individuals, an institute containing DEI best practices, research, and trainings, and an award system for institutional commitment and progress toward systemic change. Learn how SEA Change can positively affect your current and future #EquityInSTEM work.

Meet the 2019 ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholars

Introducing the second cohort of ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholars, Dr. Allison Mattheis, Dr. Beth Mitchneck, and Dr. Teresa Nelson. In a panel format, each scholar shares more about their background and the projects they will undertake over the next year.

Allison Mattheis, PhD, is an Associate Professor at California State University Los Angeles. Dr. Mattheis will conduct an integrative meta-synthesis of the ways gender is defined as a variable or identity characteristic in extant research on gender in academic STEM.

Beth Mitchneck, PhD, is Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona. Dr. Mitchneck will synthesize the research on intersectional gender biases in citation analysis and practice.

Teresa Nelson, PhD, is Professor at Simmons University and Research Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative. Dr. Nelson will conduct a meta-synthesis of the literature on academic entrepreneurship in STEM through an intersectional gender lens.

Tour the ARC Network Community Platform

Aspen Russell, AWIS Research Assistant, offers a guided tour of Mendeley, the platform helping the ARC Network Community gain new insights on the research landscape on systemic change for STEM faculty equity.

ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholar Cara Margherio, PhD

As a Virtual Visiting Scholar in the 2018-2019 cohort, Cara Margherio, PhD, Virtual Visiting Scholar, centered the experiences of women faculty of color in a meta-synthesis of the research on mentoring. In this webinar, she shares her research on this topic over the past year. Full report.

ARC Network Virtual Visiting Scholar Ethel Mickey, PhD

As a Virtual Visiting Scholar in the 2018-2019 cohort, Dr. Ethel Mickey explored the implications of STEM faculty networks for career success through an intersectional gender lens. In this webinar and full report, she conducts a meta-analyses of the research on this topic. Full report.

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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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