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Improving representation in physical sciences using a Departmental Action Team
written by Katherine Rainey, Joel C. Corbo, Daniel L. Reinholz, and Meredith Betterton
Women and minority students are largely underrepresented in the physical sciences. Here we describe a faculty-, student-, and staff-led group, called a Departmental Action Team (DAT), created to study the recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minorities in one physical sciences department. As a result of the DAT's work, the department has created a new standing committee to improve outreach and support for students from underrepresented groups. We describe how the efforts of the DAT created a departmental context that was able to leverage a campus-level diversity initiative to support meaningful, department-wide discussions and a plan for improving diversity and equity in the major. As such, we present an example of departmental change that could serve as a model for other physical science departments seeking to create similar change.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 264-267
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Education - Applied Research
- Recruitment
= Diversity
= Strategies
- School Improvement
Education - Basic Research
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
= Race Issues
- Student Characteristics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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K. Rainey, J. Corbo, D. Reinholz, and M. Betterton, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14244&DocID=4598).
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K. Rainey, J. Corbo, D. Reinholz, and M. Betterton, Improving representation in physical sciences using a Departmental Action Team, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14244&DocID=4598>.
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Rainey, K., Corbo, J., Reinholz, D., & Betterton, M. (2016, July 20-21). Improving representation in physical sciences using a Departmental Action Team. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14244&DocID=4598
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Rainey, K, J. Corbo, D. Reinholz, and M. Betterton. "Improving representation in physical sciences using a Departmental Action Team." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14244&DocID=4598 (accessed 17 December 2017).
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Rainey, Katherine, Joel Corbo, Daniel Reinholz, and Meredith Betterton. "Improving representation in physical sciences using a Departmental Action Team." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 264-267 of PER Conference. 17 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14244&DocID=4598>.
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