See Related: Engineering
  1. Anna Park
  2. CEO
  3. LEVERAGE: Strengthening the ASSIST Collaborative to Illuminate Engineering Faculty Pathways
  4. GMiS
  1. Kimberly Douglas-Mankin
  2. Project Director
  3. LEVERAGE: Strengthening the ASSIST Collaborative to Illuminate Engineering Faculty Pathways
  4. GMiS, AISES, National Society of Black Engineers
Public Discussion
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    Joyce Yen

    Guest
    March 20, 2017 | 12:37 p.m.

    Hello!  My colleagues and I are very interested to learn more about your project. We also have a project focused on advancing faculty diversity in Engineering.  Our project is called LATTICE: Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: an Intentional Community in Engineering. You can learn more about the project through our NSF abstract (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_I...) and our program website www.advance.washington.edu/lattice. Perhaps there are opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other. 

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    Kimberly Douglas-Mankin

    Co-Presenter
    March 21, 2017 | 04:11 p.m.

    Hello, Dr. Yen,  Thank you for sharing information on your program.  There does appear to be synergy between LEVERAGE and what your are doing with LATTICE, and we welcome the opportunity to explore collaborating and learning from each other.  It looks like the two projects have a number of parallels.  

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    Joyce Yen

    Guest
    March 22, 2017 | 12:53 p.m.

    Wonderful!  Our program uses insights from Social Cognitive Career Theory, Community Cultural Wealth, counterspaces, and several other social science theoretical frameworks to guide our intervention design and implementation.

    We are adapting a model we've successfully used in ecology/evolutionary biology and in neuroscience to engineering.  We have published two articles recently that talk about what we've learned from our prior experiences. I've listed the articles here in case they may be useful to you.

    Margherio, C., Horner-Devine M.C., Mizumori S.J.Y., and Yen, J.W. Learning the Thrive: Building diverse scientists' access to community and resources through the BRAINS program. CBE Life Sciences Education. September, 2016. Available: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar49.full

    Horner-Devine, M. C., Yen, J., Mody-Pan, P., Margherio, C., Forde, S. (2016). Beyond traditional scientific training: The importance of community and empowerment for women in ecology and evolutionary biology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4, p.119. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00119. Available: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fevo.2016.00119

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    Barbara Rogoff

    Facilitator
    March 20, 2017 | 04:45 p.m.

    Thanks for your work!  Can you tell me if there are ways that the professional development in your project differs from professional development that is addressed to mainstream faculty?  Are there some special aspects that are important for success of underrepresented minority faculty?

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    Kimberly Douglas-Mankin

    Co-Presenter
    March 21, 2017 | 04:35 p.m.

    Thank you for your question, Dr. Rogoff!  LEVERAGE provides the unique opportunity to adapt typical professional development delivered to mainstream faculty to the cultural contexts of the partner organizations.  The project will utilize subject-matter experts for both the faculty professional development and the cultural context adaptations and resources.  Examples of special aspects important to the success of underrepresented minority faculty include incivility in the engineering classroom, understanding micro-aggressions and micro-resistance within academic career pathways in engineering, and/or tactics for dealing with Imposter Syndrome as an early-career engineering faculty member.  The project is currently working to finalize the topics to be delivered and to identify the corresponding SMEs who will deliver for the pilot.  If you or others in the community have suggestions or recommendations, we welcome the contribution!  

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    Barbara Rogoff

    Facilitator
    March 21, 2017 | 07:10 p.m.

    Thanks for the examples.  Beyond getting mainstream faculty to avoid incivility and micro-aggressions, etc, I wonder if there are some differences in your approach that build on the resources and skills of the underrepresented minority faculty?

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    Kimberly Douglas-Mankin

    Co-Presenter
    March 21, 2017 | 07:21 p.m.

    Based on my observations of these organizations delivering faculty content to date and comparing that to traditional engineering faculty development observed over my career, a key difference is in the richness and cultural context of the peer-to-peer conversations that take place as content is delivered.  A key objective of both LEVERAGE and ASSIST is the expansion of their informal professional network to include other diverse engineering faculty and LEVERAGE creates structures to enable them to maintain these relationships through time.  

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    Barbara Rogoff

    Facilitator
    March 21, 2017 | 07:45 p.m.

    It would be valuable to others if you could document how you foster the richness and cultural context of the peer-to-peer conversations!

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    Kimberly Douglas-Mankin

    Co-Presenter
    March 22, 2017 | 04:12 p.m.

    Agreed.  Yes, it will.  Thank you for the feedback.

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    Ann Gates

    Professor and Chair
    March 21, 2017 | 05:36 p.m.

    Anna--great video.  Let us know how CAHSI might collaborate with this effort.  CAHSI partners with CMD-IT and ACCESS Computing to provide similar workshops for underrepresented faculty and doctoral students, and they may be some synergy among our efforts.

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    April Lindala

    Director
    March 21, 2017 | 07:26 p.m.

    Aanii (hi) Anna - Exciting work. Miigwech (thank you) for doing this! One of my student project team members is an AISES Lighting the Pathways recipient. :-) How has your program addressed diversity of delivery styles (cultural context)? Do you have examples? I hope we can connect soon, we have some similar goals!  Miigwech!  April

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    Marjorie Zatz

    Graduate Dean & Professor
    March 22, 2017 | 10:53 a.m.

    Anna, this is great.  I agree that the organizations you have pulled together are, individually and as a set, in a unique position to take interventions that are shown to be successful and LEVERAGE (great name!) them to make systemic changes in higher education.

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    Suzanne Barbour

    Dean
    March 23, 2017 | 05:06 p.m.

    Anna: Lovely video. I wonder if your team has considered reaching out to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program? I think your approaches might complement some of theirs and broaden the target audiences of both programs.

    Suzanne

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