DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: SAGE 2YC RESOURCES FOR THE GEOSCIENCE COMMUNITY
Project resources include materials in a variety of formats. One set of materials addresses inclusive educational practices, such as promoting the participation of all students, developing an asset-model mindset, making implicit expectations explicit, mitigating stereotype threat, and building students’ science identity. These materials consist of an introductory presentation, scenarios for small group discussions, and a group of posters summarizing evidence-based strategies. Another set of resources focuses on fostering students’ sense of belonging. These materials include an introductory presentation and a jigsaw activity for faculty members to explore the research literature using excerpts from four articles. Our project website also features a growing collection of blog posts, entitled “SAGE Musings,” summarizing research on topics such as the lack of diversity in the geosciences and strategies for developing equity-mindedness and fostering inclusive learning environments. In addition, we have several presentations from our faculty development workshops, includingBuilding a Science Identity and Infusing Geoscience Career Information throughout your Teaching; Broaden Participation in the Geosciences: Change Mindsets and Close the Achievement Gap; and Addressing Implicit Bias: Exploring Strategies for Promoting Student Success.
These resources aim to incorporate research into practice in approachable ways, lowering the barrier to promoting and supporting the participation, success, and continuation of a diverse population of students in geoscience courses, programs, and careers. By developing and sharing these resources for the geoscience community, the SAGE 2YC project is working to to achieve a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at larger and systemic scales.