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A Note of Thanks

We appreciate our guests and attendees for contributing to an amazing 2020 webinar season!

In an unpredictable and challenging year, the ARC Network has been so fortunate to engage our community in critical conversations on equity in STEM. We appreciate our guest speakers and attendees for contributing their expertise and personal passion to this work. We look forward to moderating more discussions on topics important to advancing equity. Stay tuned for upcoming webinars for 2021.

In the meantime, find recordings of our previous webinars in the archives below. We value your input, so please consider taking ~5 minutes to complete the feedback survey linked in the webinar descriptions. Thank you!

Webinar Archives

Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses: Advocacy Strategies for Ensuring Equity in Institutional Responses to COVID-19

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The second webinar in the ARC Network’s series on Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses addressed various advocacy strategies. We were joined by two scholar activists: Dr. Sandra Soto and Dr. Jessi Smith.
Sandra Soto, PhD is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She is known for her scholarship Chican

a/o and Latina/o literary and cultural studies, queer theory, racialized sexuality, and transnational feminisms. Dr. Soto’s book Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of Desire, “replaces the race-based oppositional paradigm of Chicano literary studies with a less didactic, more flexible, framework geared for a queer analysis of the discursive relationship between racialization and sexuality”.

Jessi L. Smith, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her primary research expertise is on how societal norms and stereotypes undermine or support a person’s motivational experience. Dr. Smith’s NIH and NSF funded work has included longitudinal analyses of Native American and Latino student experiences in STEM; cross-sectional analyses of women’s motivation for STEM; and theory informed experimental interventions designed to change higher education in ways that foster sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Meet Cohort 3 of the Virtual Visiting Scholar Program

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The ARC Network in welcomed our third cohort of Virtual Visiting Scholars (VVS), Dr. Kimberly Scott, Dr. Ramon Barthelemy, Dr. Joya Misra, and Dr. Ramon Goings! The VVS program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars across disciplines to pursue research meta-analysis, synthesis, and big data curation on topics crucial to STEM faculty equity. In this webinar, each scholar will shared an overview of the projects they are working on for the next year and engaged the ARC Network community in conversation.

Dr. Kimberly Scott is a Professor in Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Founding Executive Director of ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST). In her work as a VVS, Dr. Scott applies intersectionality as an analytical strategy to determine how funding agencies reinforce or challenge majoritarian narratives of girls/women of color in STEM.

Dr. Ramón Barthelemy is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. As a VVS, Dr. Barthelemy synthesizes research on the experiences and perspectives of gender and sexual minority (GSM) persons in STEM higher education.

Dr. Joya Misra is currently Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a VVS, Dr. Misra addresses the impacts of intersectional identity on and inclusion in decision-making and leadership with additional emphasis on retention and career advancement of faculty.

Dr. Ramon Goings is an Assistant Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture interdisciplinary doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As a VVS, Dr. Goings conducts a meta-analysis of research on contingent STEM faculty to assess the inclusion of faculty at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender.

Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses: The Multiple Dimensions of Integrating Equity

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In the first webinar in a series on Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses, Leslie Gonzales, EdD and Kimberly Griffin, PhD discussed the multiple dimensions of integrating equity in institutional decision making – including issues and challenges facing institutions, the unique impacts on marginalized faculty, and the need for integrating equity in decision making. Read their report on Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19.

Dr. Leslie D. Gonzales is an Associate Professor in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning unit at Michigan State University in the College of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Gender in a Global Context and Chicano/Latinx studies. Gonzales is 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.

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. 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
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.

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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© 2018-2021 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). All Rights Reserved.