June 10, 2020
10 AM PT, 11 MT, 12 PM CT, 1 ET
Despite increased racial and gender diversity at the student and faculty level, Black women in leadership are an aberration in higher education. The facilitators have developed a leadership toolkit to support Black women administrators. Thus, three learning objectives for the proposed session are:
- To motivate attendees to think about how gendered racism influences faculty and staff in engineering.
- To consider the utility of narrative inquiry in engineering education research.
- To help participants imagine new possibilities the way we think about governance, faculty retention, and institutional innovation.
This virtual workshop will simulate a roundtable discussion involving the following:
- Sharing author experiences with the topic: Both authors are academics of color who have personally navigated the structural barriers that will be discussed in the presentation.
- A summary of pertinent demographic information related to the study population (Black women faculty and administrators)
- Robust hands-on learning by asking participants probing questions about their own encounters with gendered racism and what institutional best practices they are familiar with.
- Handouts that feature: an emergent institutional retention framework for Black women faculty and administrators, as well as innovative academic resources.
- A summary of existing institutional support strategies focused on Black women (example: the Sisters of the Academy Institute)
Meseret Hailu Ph.D.
Monica Cox Ph.D.
This complimentary offering is a part of our Summer Series.
We will link a recording of the virtual workshop after the live session.