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Apr
26
Thu
CIRTL Series: Exploring Inclusive Teaching within STEM Disciplines – Conversations among faculty, future faculty, and students @ Online
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am

Do different STEM disciplines approach inclusive teaching and student diversity in the same way? What are some of the structural, demographic, curricular, and pedagogical challenges specific to and across each discipline in higher education? This CIRTLCast series will feature conversations in a panel format among faculty, future faculty, and students. Sessions will focus on how instructors and learners respond to the presence (or absence) of diversity and inclusivity in the classroom. Participants, panelists, and session facilitators will brainstorm and exchange strategies for STEM instructors and learners to cultivate more inclusive, equitable, supportive, and respectful learning environments. We will explore how key concepts, such as social identity, positionality, implicit bias, stereotype threat, microaggressions, and representation, shape inclusive teaching. The first three sessions will feature small panels of faculty, future faculty, and students talking about inclusive teaching in specific STEM disciplines. The final session will be led by IUPUI’s graduate students. Thursday, April 12: Inclusive Teaching in Science Thursday, April 19: Inclusive Teaching in Engineering and Technology Thursday, April 26: Inclusive Teaching in Mathematics and Informatics Wednesday, May 2: Reflections from IUPUI’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community

Series Events

  • APR 12
    Inclusive Teaching in Science
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • APR 19
    Inclusive Teaching in Engineering and Technology
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • APR 26
    Inclusive Teaching in Mathematics and Informatics
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • MAY 2
    Reflections from IUPUI’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community
    Wed 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network

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CIRTL: Inclusive Teaching in Mathematics and Informatics @ Online
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am

Student and professor demographics in mathematics and informatics show that, like other STEM fields, women remain underrepresented as both learners and instructors. In this panel of current and future faculty and undergraduate students will discuss how identity intersects with instruction in these two fields. Panelists will discuss how instructors can identify and combat stereotype threat, consider how the shifting demographics of informatics professors affect instruction in the discipline, and identify how instructors can incorporate inclusive teaching practices in key courses. Questions that panelists will address include: • How do mathematics and disciplines within Informatics approach diversity and inclusion? With regard to undergraduate and graduate teaching, what kind of practices (e.g., courses, topics, and professional development) exist? • Research has shown that stereotype threat impairs student performance and retention in the STEM disciplines (Good, Rattan, & Dweck, 2012; Beasely & Fischer, 2012). As an instructor in mathematics or informatics, what are your experiences with this phenomenon and how have you responded? • International students and instructors make up a large portion of the informatics community at US universities. How do these demographic realities change informatics instructional practices? • According to the 2016 American Mathematical Society (AMS) annual survey, over three times more men than women were hired for faculty positions in the mathematical sciences in US four-year colleges and universities. What are the implications for this data on institutional efforts to be intentional about hiring, retaining, and promoting women and other minority faculty in mathematics? • According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, student DFW rates – that is, the number of students who receive a D or F, or withdraw – in introductory mathematics and statistics courses are linked to student preparation and placement, course augmentations, and alignment (Brakke & Helpern, 2014). How can instructors leverage inclusive teaching practices in these courses to improve DFW rates? References: American Mathematical Society. (2018). Increasing diversity in the mathematical sciences. Retrieved from http://www.ams.org/programs/diversity/diversity Beasley, M. A., & Fischer, M. J. (2012). Why they leave: The impact of stereotype threat on the attrition of women and minorities from science, math, and engineering majors. Social Psychology of Education, 15(4), 427-448. Brakke, D. F., & Helpern, L. C. (2014). Improving success of students in introductory mathematics and statistics courses. Peer Review, 16(3), 13. Good, C., Rattan, A., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Why do women opt out? Sense of belonging and women’s representation in mathematics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 700-717.

Learning Outcomes

Associate: Learning Community

  • Describe and recognize the value of learning communities, and how they impact student learning.
  • Recognize the value of and participate in local professionally-focused learning communities associated with teaching and learning.

Associate: Learning-through-Diversity

  • Describe the scope of diversity in learning environments, of both students and instructor. (*Including but not limited to backgrounds, race, gender, ability, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender preference, and cognitive skills)
  • Describe the impact of diversity on student learning, in particular how diversity can enhance learning, and how inequities can negatively impact learning if not addressed.
  • Describe how an instructor’s beliefs and biases can influence student learning.
  • Describe and recognize the value of drawing on diversity in the development of teaching plans (including content, teaching practices and assessments) to foster learning.
  • Describe several learning-through-diversity (LtD) techniques and strategies.

Associate: Teaching-as-Research

  • Describe how to access the literature and existing knowledge about teaching and learning issues, in a discipline or more broadly.

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Self-Editing Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop will provide concrete strategies and online tools to enable non-native speakers of English to make appropriate vocabulary choices and approach issues like article and preposition usage in their own writing projects.

Apr
27
Fri
Taking Control of Your Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs in Engineering @ Career Center Room 200
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Registration opens April 13th

The landscape of career resources can be intimidating and difficult to manage. In this introduction to professional development planning, learn to use self-assessment and evaluation strategies to navigate the resources available at UCLA, how to identify opportunities and resources outside your department, and how to build a professional network supporting your career goals. This session is tailored for graduate students and postdocs in Engineering.

Co-presented by the UCLA Career Center and the UCLA Graduate Division

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Taking Control of Your Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences @ Career Center Room 200
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration opens April 13th

The landscape of career resources can be intimidating and difficult to manage. In this introduction to professional development planning, learn to use self-assessment and evaluation strategies to navigate the resources available at UCLA, how to identify opportunities and resources outside your department, and how to build a professional network supporting your career goals. This session is tailored for graduate students and postdocs in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences.

Co-presented by the UCLA Career Center and the UCLA Graduate Division

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Apr
28
Sat
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Career Panel @ Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

3 – 4:30 PM Panel discussion including Q&A

4:30 – 5:30 PM Networking

This event is free and open to all

Register here.

May
1
Tue
Career Insiders Panel: Inside the Hiring Process for Advanced Degree Holders @ CNSI
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Registration opens April 17th

Learn about the transition from graduate training to the world of work from recently graduated students and the managers that hired them. Attendees will learn about each panelists’ job search, advice on how to communicate their value to a potential employer, and insights on standing out from other applicants.

Panelists TBA.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Career Center, the UCLA Graduate Division, and the California Nanosystems Institute

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Introduction to Grant Writing in the Nonprofit Sector @ Conference Room 4, Student Activities Center
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The grant writing workshop will cover best practices and strategies for securing funds in the nonprofit sector. Topics of discussion will include methods by which to determine funding opportunities, strategies for building long-term relationships with funders, practices for reporting on successes and opportunities during a funding period, budgeting, and more. The goals of this workshop are to introduce graduate students to the nonprofit funding environment and to translate skills learned in graduate school into non-academic contexts.

May
2
Wed
Guide to Technical Interviewing with Skilled Inc.
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Registration opens April 18th

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Career Center and the UCLA Graduate Division

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CIRTL Series: Exploring Inclusive Teaching within STEM Disciplines – Conversations among faculty, future faculty, and students @ Online
May 2 @ 11:00 am

Do different STEM disciplines approach inclusive teaching and student diversity in the same way? What are some of the structural, demographic, curricular, and pedagogical challenges specific to and across each discipline in higher education? This CIRTLCast series will feature conversations in a panel format among faculty, future faculty, and students. Sessions will focus on how instructors and learners respond to the presence (or absence) of diversity and inclusivity in the classroom. Participants, panelists, and session facilitators will brainstorm and exchange strategies for STEM instructors and learners to cultivate more inclusive, equitable, supportive, and respectful learning environments. We will explore how key concepts, such as social identity, positionality, implicit bias, stereotype threat, microaggressions, and representation, shape inclusive teaching. The first three sessions will feature small panels of faculty, future faculty, and students talking about inclusive teaching in specific STEM disciplines. The final session will be led by IUPUI’s graduate students. Thursday, April 12: Inclusive Teaching in Science Thursday, April 19: Inclusive Teaching in Engineering and Technology Thursday, April 26: Inclusive Teaching in Mathematics and Informatics Wednesday, May 2: Reflections from IUPUI’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community

Series Events

  • APR 12
    Inclusive Teaching in Science
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • APR 19
    Inclusive Teaching in Engineering and Technology
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • APR 26
    Inclusive Teaching in Mathematics and Informatics
    Thu 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network
  • MAY 2
    Reflections from IUPUI’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community
    Wed 1:00 PM CDTIndiana University
    Cross Network

Click here for more information on each of these events.