Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses

A Special ARC Network Webinar Series

Part 1: The Multiple Dimensions of Integrating Equity

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 3pm EST Register here.

On June 4th, 2020, ARC Network hosted a virtual town hall to identify and discuss challenges to ensuring that equity is integrated as academic institutions face critical decision-making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ARC Network continues the focus on ensuring equity with a webinar series developed to focus on specific challenges facing those working for equity.

The first webinar in the series lays the framework for addressing the multiple dimensions of ensuring equity. We welcome Dr. Leslie Gonzalez and Dr. Kimberly Griffin, co-authors of the report Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19.

Leslie Gonzales, EdD

Leslie D. Gonzales is an associate professor in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning unit at Michigan State University in the College of Education. She also serves as an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Gender in a Global Context and Chicano/Latinx studies. Gonzales’s research addresses the academic profession, particularly the evaluation of scholars and their scholarship with a specific interest in understanding how evaluation norms and practices shape opportunities for historically underrepresented individuals, especially Women of Color. She serves as the Faculty Excellence Advocate in the College of Education, where she is able to apply her research expertise to policy and practice. Gonzales is currently a co-PI on Aspire, a multi-million dollar project sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is an associate editor at the Review of Higher Education.

Kimberly Griffin, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Griffin is a Professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy Program at the University of Maryland, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs in the College of Education. Her scholarship focuses on diversity within the Black community; mentoring and professional development; and equity and inclusion in graduate and faculty communities.  She currently serves as the editor for The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and is a co-PI on Aspire, a National Science Foundation funded project that seeks to create more inclusive institutional cultures, policies, and practices for faculty and students from minoritized and marginalized groups.

Town Hall: Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses

Please complete our feedback survey after viewing. Your input is critical to developing our follow-up webinar series that addresses challenges to ensuring equity in institutional COVID-19 responses.

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 partnership with the Association for Women in Science, the ARC Network convened a Town Hall to hear and understand the key issues and challenges faced by our community and beyond, with emphasis on academic environments. Participants shared their wisdom, exemplary practices, tools, policy approaches, and advice for facing known and emerging challenges in response to COVID-19. You can share your own perspectives about these topics with us here

Save the date: Meet the 2020-2021 Virtual Visiting Scholars Cohort

The ARC Network is excited to introduce the third cohort of Virtual Visiting Scholars. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3pm EST! Registration link coming.

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, Awards HRD-2121468 and 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 champion in North America to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering, the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

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