Building Capacity for Institutional Transformation in the 21st Century: Women of Color in STEM and SBS Fields

October 17, 2012: Hosted by UC Irvine

Our second Roundtable convened UC faculty and academic administrators who play key roles in recruitment and retention of STEM and SBS (social and behavioral sciences) faculty. Presentations featured research on the participation of women of color in STEM and SBS fields over time in the United States, and research and practice in building a stronger UC faculty.

Download the Systemwide Roundtable Report here (pdf).

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View presentations from the Roundtable on UCTV:

Setting the UC Context for Issues of the Double Bind — Presentation by Yolanda Moses, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity & Professor of Anthropology, UC Riverside. View presentation (pdf)

Session A: The Double Bind in Engineering and Computer Science — Presentations by Gregory Washington, Dean of Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Irvine; and Carroll Seron, Chair & Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology and Law, UC Irvine.

Session B: Advancing Diversity in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Session not filmed.) — Presentations by Barbara Dosher, Dean of School of Social Sciences & Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine; and Valerie Jenness, Dean of the School of Social Ecology & Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Sociology, and Nursing Science, UC Irvine. 

Key Issues, Questions and Solutions for Women of Color in STEM and SBS Fields — Group discussion moderated by Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Campus Diversity Officer for Faculty & Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, UC Santa Cruz.

What Does Science Tell Us About Broadening the Participation of Women of Color in STEM/SBS Fields? (Keynote Address) — Presentation by Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College & Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics, Pomona College. View presentation (pdf)

Building a Diverse Future in the Biological Sciences — Presentations by Albert Bennett, Dean of School of Biological Sciences & Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine; Diane O’Dowd, Department Chair & Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology, UC Irvine; and Luis Mota-Bravo, Director, Outreach, Research Training and Minority Science Programs, UC Irvine. View presentation (pdf)

Remaking the Climate for Graduate Education: DECADE — Presentations by Frances Leslie, Dean of Graduate Division & Professor of Pharmacology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, UC Irvine; and Susan Coutin, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division & Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Anthropology, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine. With Kelly Ward and Marina Corrales, Doctoral Students, School of Education, UC Irvine. View presentation (pdf)

What Does Science Tell Us About Broadening the Participation of Women of Color in STEM/SBS Fields? (Keynote Address)