Demonstrating the Legal Sustainability of Effective STEM Diversity Programs. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Daryl E. Chubin AAAS Capacity Center Jamie Lewis Keith University of Florida Melinda W. Grier University of Oregon. Shirley M. Malcom EHR, AAAS
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Effective STEM Diversity Programs
AAAS Annual Meeting Symposium, Feb. 20, 2010American Association for the Advancement of Science
Daryl E. Chubin
AAAS Capacity Center
Jamie Lewis Keith
University of Florida
Melinda W. Grier
University of Oregon
Shirley M. Malcom
Wanda E. Ward
National Science Foundation
AAAS Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
February 20, 2010
“The university is perhaps the single most important institution of the creative age. It's certainly what gave the U.S. its huge edge in the 20th century, by virtue of attracting the best and the brightest from all around the world. Unfortunately, . . . the single biggest problem with all universities these days is their apparent inability—and in some cases blatant disinterest—in educating our population broadly across all social, economic, and ethnic demographics.”
. . . technology, tolerance, talent
Origins: Operate on the Context, not just the Content
2004: To help guide program staff & university counsels in interpreting the Grutter and Gratz Supreme Court rulings . . .
2008: Sloan- and NSF-funded project (AAAS-AAU) to identify effective STEM programs & practices for students & faculty that are also legally sustainable
Our Demographic Future: The proportion of Hispanics and Asian/Pacific Islanders is increasing. Currently, one in three 18-24 year olds is African American, Hispanic or American Indian/Alaska Native and 4% are Asian/Pacific Islander.
PhDs Earned by Women: Parity in the biological sciences by 2006, but lags (despite within-field gains) in all other natural sciences since 1977.
AAAS Annual Meeting Symposium, Feb. 20, 2010
“One of the most important findings from our research is that success in faculty diversity is no mere historical accident. A significant amount of the variation in faculty diversity reflects individual university effort and practice—strategies that can be replicated at other institutions.”
source:University Leadership Council, Breakthrough Advances in Faculty Diversity, 2008, p. 14