Sun. April 29, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ticketed event: Workshop Ticket - $35.00
As an umbrella entity within a large national society, the ASEE Diversity Committee strives to draw a range of diversity-centric and discipline-centric divisions and stakeholders with different experiences into the larger community. Challenges come when visions of inclusion vary among stakeholders. We acknowledge that societal structures reward and reinforce behavior that can create and perpetuate separation and exclusion. Structures and ingrained habits within existing industry and academic systems present challenges to crafting more diverse and inclusive communities. The goal of this workshop is to bring community members with focused advocacy agendas together to share perspectives and create stronger links across advocacy communities.
Building on workshops offered at the ASEE conference, participants will discover/recognize and discuss issues of personal and organizational biases that can affect successful integration of advocacy communities. Participants will leave with additional strategies for their own efforts as well as a deeper understanding of challenges faced within various advocacy communities.
Socratic questioning exercises will be followed by sharing answers first in small groups that enable reflection, and then sharing with the larger group. Questions will guide thinking to explore tensions that advocates have experienced in inclusion work. Worksheets will help groups develop inventories of what strategies have worked or failed in the past. Facilitators include members of the Executive Board of the ASEE Diversity Committee.