A recent Tomorrow’s Professor Posting – Diversity and inclusion – put it in the syllabus! looked at a tangible example of diversity and inclusion in STEM.
The dilemma faced was in the use of gender-based pronouns, as well as in the white male bias seen in the history of much of science.
As a result of this dilemma, a diversity and inclusion statement for use in STEM classes was developed. It was developed as a partnership between faculty and students. A sample statement is given and can be used as a small step toward incusive teaching.
Contributed by Cassandra Hood
Lecturer in Higher Education – CILT