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Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Juan R. Sandoval, Department of Social Ecology The Current State of “Diversity” and “Inclusion” According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education (2019), whites make up approximately eighty percent of the full-time professoriate in the United States. Furthermore, white graduate students make up a little over sixty percent […]

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Rethinking the Physics Classroom: 4 Tools to Consider

Francisco J. Mercado, Department of Physics & Astronomy When we think about a physics classroom, more often than not, the picture that comes to mind is an ‘all-knowing’ professor standing at the front of a classroom writing on a blackboard while some of the students behind them are vigorously taking notes […]

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Teaching and Mentoring URMs in STEM

Angeline Dukes, B.A., Department of Neurobiology & Behavior While navigating higher education can be challenging for everyone, it is especially daunting for those who do not see themselves represented in the textbooks and classrooms. Underrepresented minorities (URM) make up 33% of the United States population. However, they only obtain 22% […]

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Promoting Equity and Humanizing Online Courses

Maricela Bañuelos, School of Education Historically, online learning was intended to increase underserved students’ access to educational opportunities. These students include students who are financially disadvantaged, English language learners, or disabled, or who come from rural areas (Campbell & Storo, 1996). While online courses may have expanded educational access to historically […]

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There’s More to Diversity Than a Diversity Statement: Diversity, Inclusion and You

Emory James Edwards, Department of Informatics Diversity is the buzzword of the hour in American higher education. More and more academic positions are requiring diversity statements. Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are sweeping college campuses. The pool of undergraduate and graduate students, TAs, and professors, is (one would hope) more diverse […]

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Acknowledging Intersectional Identities within STEM Higher Education Classrooms

Hayley Glicker, Department of Chemistry Without recognizing students’ varying intersectional identities, students will not feel supported by their educator and feel alienated from their community. A memory of this occurred in my senior seminar/thesis course in my undergraduate institution. This course brought together different majors, so there were a few […]

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