NAGT Diversity Committee: Seeking Input Toward Enhancing Inclusion Efforts

Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Beren Auditorium
Poster Session Part of Friday Poster Session

Authors

Don Haas, Paleontological Research Institution
Susan Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
Wendi Williams, South Texas College
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) supports a community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. Since 1938, the Association has been working toward fostering improvements in teaching and learning about Earth as a system at all levels of formal and informal instruction. The Diversity Committee was established to maximize the effect of work on behalf of NAGT membership. The committee (chaired by Aisha Morris, morris@unavco.org) is charged with drafting a plan for a formal committee to enact, with a focus on the diversity of the membership, the inclusivity of the organization, and the use of diversity-oriented resources held in the collections. We are currently seeking membership input regarding current representation and broader issues of diversity in the Association. This poster will include a description of the current membership, thinking about the pathway forward, and opportunity to provide feedback and ideas.