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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our fifth Roundtable focused on dimensions of workplace climate and its influence on the recruitment, retention and career success of diverse STEM faculty. The program featured 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
  • Specific tools academic leaders can employ to develop inclusive and innovative work environments for STEM faculty

Video of the Roundtable will soon be available. View PowerPoint presentations below:

Welcome and Research Context for the Day — Welcome remarks and research context for the day provided by Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis; and Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, UC Office of the President

The Utility of COACHE Data for Individual Campuses and Its Application to Assessing Differences by Race & Gender — Presentation by Kiernan Mathews, Director, and Todd Benson, Associate Director, Surveys and Analysis; Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Using Interactive Theater Programs to Impact Departmental Climate — Presentation by Jeffrey Steiger, Artistic Director, Center for the Application and Scholarship of Theater, George Washington University

Using In-depth Interviews to Assess Workplace Climate for Specific Populations — Presentation by Ala Qubbaj, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Pan American
COACh: Women as Leaders in the Scientific Enterprise — Presentation by Angelica Stacy, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Equity and Welfare, and Professor, Chemistry, UC Berkeley