Equity & Inclusion in your Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Monday, May 24, 2021, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CT


  • Sarah Fortner at SERC, Carleton College
  • Jim Swartz, Grinnell College

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94654306749

Meeting ID: 946 5430 6749
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Workshop Program

Workshop Overview:

UREACCh participants will learn, share, and develop implementation strategies for making their Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) more equitable and inclusive. This will include discussing big ideas (belonging, inclusion, challenges as growth, values affirmation & inviting the whole student & their identity, & committing to ongoing discussion and decision making) that might address the challenges they see in their courses. Participants will then identify and discuss opportunities to build supportive pathways into and from their classes (i.e. how to expand access and inclusion through recruiting practices and how to support CURE students in their next professional steps). Finally, making science more contextual and connected to societal interests and providing students with the skills and habits they need to work in and with diverse others is important to more equitable science and citizenry. We will share examples of how to support team work, societal connections, and public connection. The workshop will end with action planning to incorporate big ideas, pathways, and connections.

Before the workshop

Pre-Work Reading

Please read and reflect on the big ideas for promoting equity and inclusion that emerge. Also consider which of these strategies you might like to try to add or improve in your course.

Workshop program

Contact Brian Ritter (britter@eicc.edu) with any questions.

This workshop is sponsored by The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) & Undergraduate Research Experiences At Community Colleges (UREACCh) using funds from NSF.

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