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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Faculty Knowledge Essentials, Pedagogy: How people learn

Creating an Inclusive Research Environment - Overview

Speakers: Beth Olivares, Dean for Diversity Initiatives, University of Rochester; Danielle Daniels, STEM Specialist, Kearns Center, University of Rochester; Anthony Plonczynski, Associate Director, Kearns Center, University of Rochester; Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester

Discussion: At higher education institutions, teaching and learning communities can be found in a variety of diverse environments. This session explores and unpacks the macro and micro aggressions that may consciously or unconsciously find their ways into STEM research environments. The session provides participants tools and methods that can be utilized to ensure learning communities are open and conducive to learners of all backgrounds, creating research environments where all can participate, engage, contribute and be productive.