This meeting will report on the growing base of evidence that holistic review promotes equity in graduate education through a discussion of the article: “Reimagining Merit and Representation: Promoting Equity and Reducing Bias in GME Through Holistic Review” by Barcelo and colleagues.
The IGEN National Meeting provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing equity for Black, Latinx and Indigenous students in STEM graduate education to share ideas, learn together and develop/strengthen their networks.
To shed light on the racialized recruitment experiences of Black students, we will examine how race and racism relate to doctoral student recruitment, and develop our understanding of equity-advancing recruitment practices.
We will shed light on the racialized experiences of Black and Latinx students, develop our understanding of the Critical Race Theory by examining issues of race and racism as they relate to power and privilege within higher education and assessing inequities in under-represented communities’ experiences.
Reliance on metrics that do not predict PhD completion very well but have large score gaps for different demographic groups works against both the fairness of admissions practices and the health of physics as a discipline.
The authors discuss the challenge of implementing change in STEM higher education, specifically focusing on practitioners’ theories of change as a potential barrier. In particular, the authors address the issue of how change agents’ implicit theories of change impacts their ability to implement change processes.
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Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) is an effort by scientific societies and higher education institutions to increase the number of physical science doctoral degrees earned by underrepresented minority students.