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Abstract Title: CU Prime Diversity Workshop Model: Training Student Leaders around Issues of Equity
Abstract: Self-education is an invaluable tool that can push physics educators forward in their effort to create inclusive classrooms. This work highlights the CU Prime Diversity Workshops as a model for doing so. CU-Prime, a student-run organization at CU Boulder, runs a course for first-year undergraduates, and holds diversity workshops for the organizing group, in order to provide space and time to reflect on and grapple with difficult issues around diversity and inclusion. With a structure based on readings, informal videos, reflection, and discussion these workshops serve as a space of self-education for instructors of the course as well as other members of the leadership. This talk will overview the structure and framing of our most successful workshops, highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of their structure, as well as the implications of these workshops on the course that the group designs and teachers.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Parallel Session: Supporting Student Leadership and Ownership in Equity Work: Insights From The Access Network
Session Time: Parallel Sessions Cluster II

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Simone Hyater-Adams
University of Colorado Boulder
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dimitri Dounas-Frazer, Katherine Rainey, University of Colorado Boulder