Workplace Climate: Assessments and Interventions to Improve Diversity Among STEM Faculty

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This one-day Roundtable (8:30am-4:00pm) will convene UC faculty and academic administrators who play key roles in the recruitment and retention of STEM faculty. Keynote speaker Meg Urry, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, will review dimensions of workplace climate and its influence on the recruitment, retention and career success of diverse STEM faculty. The program will also feature panels and presentations on the following topics:

  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessing workplace climate and differences by race & gender
  • The utility and impact of interactive theater programs to improve workplace climate - with Jeffrey Steiger, national “theater for dialogue” expert
  • Specific tools academic leaders can employ to develop inclusive and innovative work environments for STEM faculty

Who should attend

The Roundtable is designed primarily for faculty and academic administrators who are decision-makers with regard to faculty careers: i.e. STEM faculty, department chairs, deans, EVCS and vice provosts, search committee chairs, faculty leaders, Affirmative Action and Diversity Committee chairs and members, equity advisors, student leaders in STEM disciplines, and faculty work/life advisors.