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“Equity in STEM for All Genders” CIRTL Online Course

Created: September 9, 2018

Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). 

  • This 9-week online course meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM CT from October 4 through December 6 (there will be no class the week of Thanksgiving).
  • Register by Monday, 9/24 to participate.
  • Creation of a free CIRTL Network account is required to register for event.
Course Description:
Literacy and advocacy that empower students to engage in long-term positive change is important for the progress of gender equity in STEM. Students in this course will gain knowledge of the ways that gender bias impacts STEM training and careers. Discussion will focus on strategies to recognize bias, intervene, and advocate for equity.

Participants will increase awareness of gender bias through analysis of identity, roles, and contexts where gender bias manifests in STEM university situations using videos that portray gender bias through narrative and expert interviews paired with empirical research (Pietri, 2017). Attention to classroom relationships will expand intervention strategies to research mentorship and academic advising.

As a result of participating in this course, participants will create a peer-reviewed professional biography, learn and practice documented strategies to combat gender bias in STEM, collaboratively develop strategies for STEM classrooms, and gain exposure to STEM professionals who address gender bias in their careers. Participants will need to spend approximately 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.

Course Instructors:
  • Stephanie Knezz (Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University)
  • Don Gillian-Daniel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences