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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Presentation Title JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies
Author(s) Thomas Hudson, Loretta Moore, Janice Lassiter-Mangana
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Thomas Hudson
Abstract Scope JSU ADVANCE has made bold efforts towards the transformation of the campus climate in regards to gender bias in STEM and SBS disciplines. Formal bias training of the cabinet and academic unit leaders was conducted by an outside consultant; and after having identified pockets of resistance among College of Science, Engineering, and Technology chairs, a needs assessment was conducted by an outside consultant. JSU’s Chief Diversity Officer has designed online and group training modules to eradicate bias and foster a climate of inclusion. JSU has developed a diversity plan that includes search and hiring, and promotion and tenure training. Included in the proposed plan are incentives for program initiatives that increase diversity at the institution. Policies that must meet compliance with federal government, state agencies, and accrediting bodies are being leveraged as tools to improve campus understanding of the biases that impact the way in which gender issues are treated.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions
Diversity Leads to Innovation
How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies
Panel of Past TMS Presidents: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
PEERs: Educating and Empowering Student Change Agents in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering
Securing the Future of American Public Research Universities by Increasing the Number of Under-reprsented Minorities in STEM
The Impact of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship on Diversity
Understanding and Addressing the Patterns of Bias in STEM Environments

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