Applying Models of Diversity to Improve Geoscience Curricula and Programs

Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm Tennessee State University
Round Table Discussion

Leader

Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University
Increasing diversity, access and success of students and faculty in the geosciences has been a sustained priority of the geoscience education community over recent decades. The collected experiences of these programs has allowed the development of overarching models that explain and predict the operational factors and components critical to the attraction and success of underrepresented minorities in the geosciences. This roundtable discussion will highlight a few recently published models of access and success in the geosciences, including multicontext theory, macrosystems models, Jolly trilogy model, and input-environment-output models. This session will explore the particular strengths and insights offered by these approaches and how individual departments and geoscience programs can use them to enhance program outcomes.

Resources for the Round Table Discussions:

Dr. Gary Weissmann (UNM) and I prepared four summaries of models described above that will form the basis for our discussion. Unfortunately Gary won't be able to join the live discussion, but we felt it best to make these available to all in advance.

The Jolly trilogy model

Jolly Trilogy Model Handout - EER 2019.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 63kB Jul15 19)

Input-Environment-Output model

IEO Models-EER 2019.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 278kB Jul15 19)

Multicontext theory

Multicontext Theory Handout - EER 2019.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 322kB Jul15 19)

Macrosystems theory

Macrosystems Theory-EER 2019.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 117kB Jul15 19)




Applying Models of Diversity to Improve Geoscience Curricula and Programs -- Discussion  

Thanks so much to the attendees of this roundtable discussion. It was truly a collaborative and engaging discussion so thanks for your participation!

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