Days and times (Fall 2019): 10:30AM-12:30PM CT |Thursdays
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Credit information: n/a
Registration opens: August 19, 2019 at 11:00am CDT
Registration closes: September 16, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Course runs (9 weeks): 10/3/19 – 12/2/19
Literacy and advocacy that empower students to engage in long-term positive change is important for the progress of gender equity in STEM. Students in this course will gain knowledge of the ways that gender bias impacts STEM training and careers. Discussion will focus on strategies to recognize bias, intervene, and advocate for equity.
Participants will increase awareness of gender bias through analysis of identity, roles, and contexts where gender bias manifests in STEM university situations using videos that portray gender bias through narrative and expert interviews paired with empirical research (Pietri, 2018). Attention to classroom relationships will expand intervention strategies to research mentorship and academic advising. As a result of participating in this course, participants will create a peer reviewed professional biography, learn and practice documented strategies to combat gender bias in STEM, collaboratively develop strategies for STEM classrooms, and gain exposure to STEM professionals who address gender bias in their careers.
*Increase awareness of gender bias
*Recognize gender inequities in professional environments and classrooms
*Develop strategies to confront bias in everyday situations
*Apply principles broadly and specifically to teaching and learning situations
*Gain exposure to and engage with individuals who have successfully overcome gender bias in STEM contexts
*Develop self-efficacy around addressing gender bias
*Develop a modern vocabulary around gender and use it to discuss what gender equity looks like in STEM beyond the gender binary