Resource Library

IGEN and our partners are developing and collecting resources to support individuals and institutions that are interested in equity and inclusion in graduate education.

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  • Workshop

    Strategies for Equity-based Holistic Review

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Published in Equity in Graduate Education Workshops ,

    Building upon prerequisite knowledge from the Fundamentals workshop this session on Strategies for Equity-based Holistic Review is a hands-on workshop for graduate admissions committee members and department leaders. Committees will articulate and assess their current admissions and recruitment practices, learn how to develop an evaluation rubric that they can put to use, and engage in discussions that will help them anticipate common challenges that may arise in shifting admissions practices. We will make additional resources and research available.

  • Workshop

    Fundamentals: Equity in Graduate Admissions

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Published in Equity in Graduate Education Workshops,

    This workshop presents data and research about the role of typical admissions criteria and practices in maintaining racial/ethnic inequalities in graduate education. Suitable for a wide variety of audiences, practical strategies for rethinking typical admissions criteria and processes are introduced, with a focus on equity-based holistic review and embedding attention to equity throughout the admissions and recruitment process. All aspects of this session are rooted in current research. Participants will learn how common admissions mindsets & practices tend to inhibit access for underrepresented groups, and they will be introduced to strategies to improve diversity & equity through holistic review processes.

  • Book

    Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education

    Julie R. Posselt
    Details
    Equity In Science Published in Stanford University Press, 2020-09

    STEM disciplines are believed to be founded on the idea of meritocracy; recognition earned by the value of the data, which is objective. Such disciplinary cultures resist concerns about implicit or structural biases, and yet, year after year, scientists observe persistent gender and racial inequalities in their labs, departments, and programs. In Equity in Science, Julie Posselt makes the case that understanding how field-specific cultures develop is a crucial step for bringing about real change. She does this by examining existing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and psychology. These ethnographic case studies reveal the subtle ways that exclusion and power operate in scientific organizations and, sometimes, within change efforts themselves. Posselt argues that accelerating the movement for inclusion in science requires more effective collaboration across boundaries that typically separate people and scholars—across the social and natural sciences, across the faculty-student-administrator roles, and across race, gender, and other social identities. Ultimately this book is a call for academia to place equal value on expertise, and on those who do the work of cultural translation. Posselt closes with targeted recommendations for individuals, departments, and disciplinary societies for creating systemic, sustainable change.

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN Quarterly Update – Fall 2018

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2019-05

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Report highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • The Vision and Goals of NSF Includes: IGEN
    • Building the IGEN Community (Goal 4)
    • Catalyzing the Adoption of Inclusive Practices (Goal 2)
    • Conducting Research and Propagating Results (Goal 3)
    • Increasing Participation of UREM Students (Goal 1)
    • IGEN Project Summary

     

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN Quarterly Update – Winter 2019

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2019-03

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Report highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • Building the IGEN Community (Goal 4)
    • Catalyzing the Adoption of Inclusive Practices (Goal 2)
    • Conducting Research and Propagating Results (Goal 3)
    • Increasing Participation of UREM Students (Goal 1)
    • IGEN Project Summary
    • Avenues for Collaboration between IGEN and Aspire

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN Quarterly Update – Spring 2019

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2019-06

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Report highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.  

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • Building the IGEN Community (Goal 4)
    • Catalyzing the Adoption of Inclusive Practices (Goal 2)
    • Conducting Research and Propagating Results (Goal 3)
    • Increasing Participation of UREM Students (Goal 1)
    • IGEN Project Summary

     

  • Article

    Posselt Helps Chart the Future of Equity in Astronomy on NASEM Committee

    PulliasAdmin
    Details
    USC Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education Published in Pullias News , 2020-03

    The Pullias Center’s Julie Posselt serves as a member of The National Academies of Science "Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts" in Astronomy and Astrophysics that generate a comprehensive strategy and vision for the next decade of science in astronomy and astrophysics. 

     

  • Article

    Posselt and Team Author Chapter on Evaluation and Decision-Making in Higher Education

    PulliasAdmin
    Details
    USC Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education Published in Pullias News - Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020-03

    What are the hidden rules and practices that affect who gets respect and opportunities in higher education? How can we reconstruct these rules to encourage equity in the system? A new chapter in the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research book series by Julie Posselt and a team at the Pullias Center takes a hard look at these fundamental questions and suggests how evaluation and decision making can be leveraged for equity.

     

  • Article

    Pullias Team Addresses Biases and Discrimination Hiding in Letters of Recommendation

    PulliasAdmin
    Details
    USC Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education Published in Pullias News, 2020-03

    The Pullias Center’s Julie Posselt, Steve Desir, and Román Liera are leading an effort to shine a light on this typically unrecognized source of bias that has the power to shape the careers of graduates and other applicants looking to enter or advance in the workforce. Letters of recommendation are used in admissions and hiring to glean information and qualities which may go unnoticed in the review of an applicant’s file. However, they are also one of the most common places that bias is written into applicant records– sometimes in subtle ways. 

     

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN News Fall 2019

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN News Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2019-11

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Newsletter highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • A preview to the 2019 IGEN National Meeting
    • Growing Academic Partnerships!
    • Research & Inclusive Practices

     

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN News Summer 2020

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN News Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2020-06

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Newsletter highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • New Professional Networking Group
    • Workshops and Resources for Equity in Graduate Admissions
    • Disciplinary Partner Updates

     

     

  • Website

    Equity in Graduate Education Curated Library

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice

    Selected research curated to foster learning and adoption of inclusive practices in graduate education.

  • Guide

    APS Bridge Program Induction Manual

    American Physical Society
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    APS Bridge Program Induction Manual

    The APS Bridge Program Student Induction Manual documents effective practices for inducting new students into graduate programs, as identified and described by APS Bridge Sites. It also includes specific strategies for developing a solid foundation for students before and well after their arrival on campus.

     

     

  • Workshop

    Equity in Graduate Education Virtual Journal Club

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice

    These quarterly gatherings break down research studies and social theories that are relevant to equity in graduate education, with attention to practical implications.  

     

  • Workshop

    Facilitator Training for Admissions Workshops

    IGEN Inclusive Practices and Research Hub
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice

    OVERVIEW & GOALS

    • Preparing higher education change agents to facilitate interactive workshops on holistic graduate admissions.
    • Faculty and administrators with an interest in improving graduate education in STEM, and without competing financial interests, are welcome to apply.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are faculty in the physical or social sciences and who have with demonstrated effort increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in doctoral education.

     

  • Website

    ChemIDP: ACS's Career Planning Tool

    American Chemical Society
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    ChemIDP

    ChemIDP is an Individual Development Plan designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences. Through immersive, self-paced activities, users explore potential careers, determine specific skills needed for success, and develop plans to achieve professional goals. ChemIDP tracks user progress and input, providing tips and strategies to complete goals and guide career exploration.

  • Workshop

    Learn to Implement Mentor Training

    CIMER Project
    Details
    CIMER Logo w/Text

    The Facilitator Workshop: Learn to Implement Mentor Training is a two-day workshop designed to increase the capacity for research mentor trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and organizations.

    During this workshop, participants are introduced to the Entering Mentoring curricula, which addresses the following themes: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan, assessing understanding, cultivating ethical behavior, enhancing work-life integration, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, and promoting professional development. Workshop participants become familiar with the curricula, practice facilitating training components, and develop a plan for implementing the training at their institution or organization.

  • Presentation Materials

    Creating our Future: Attracting and Retaining the Best Students from all Backgrounds

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    U of M _ LSA Physics Department Presented at
    U. Michigan Physics Department Colloquium
    , 2020-01

    Presentation on how Physical Sciences Bridge Programs affected the participation rates of Underrepresented Minority (URM) in graduate degree programs.

     

  • Presentation Materials

    APS Bridge Program: Changing the Face of Physics / IGEN: Bridge Program – TNG

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    Presented at
    Inclusion Matters: Unpacking Bias, Building Inclusion
    , 2019-04

    Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. This series explores individual, organizational and societal factors that influence the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will be challenged to examine their actions and inactions. This series is designed to provide practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion.

  • Presentation Materials

    Broadening Participation in Graduate Education Through Holistic Review

    Casey Miller, Julie Posselt
    Details
    Presented at
    APS-Bridge Program and National Mentoring Community Conference
    , 2018-11

    Presentation on the results of NSF-funded research on holistic review as one strategy for broadening who has access to STEM graduate education.  How to facilitate conversations about how STEM faculty can catalyze institutional change, and how structuring holistic review using evaluation rubrics may be part of those efforts.

  • Presentation Materials

    Mental Health in Graduate Education: What Faculty, Friends, and Family Can Do

    Julie R. Posselt
    Details
    Presented at
    APS-Bridge Program and National Mentoring Community Conference
    , 2018-11

    Stories and statistics abound about the struggles of graduate education and the risks for wellbeing that it poses to students. In this plenary, we’ll explore both root causes of mental illness among today’s generation of graduate students, the unique barriers experienced by members of minoritized communities, as well as the proactive steps that faculty, friends, and family can take to provide support and challenge toxic norms within academia. Posselt will present research completed through a two year National Academy of Education fellowship on graduate student mental health, sharing findings from two studies: 1) A large-scale national analysis of 20,000 students’ views on competition, discrimination, and support in relation to depression and anxiety, and 2) A qualitative study of the ways that doctoral students of color within STEM conceptualize faculty support.

  • Blog Post

    To GRE or not to GRE: FAQ

    Jane Willenbring
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    Published in Speaking of Geoscience, 2020-07

    Frequently asked questions regarding GRE and Graduate Admissions Like you, I’ve struggled with what to use for graduate admission criteria in the Geosciences. A little over a year ago, I intended to write about why we should use the GRE for admissions, but the more I read, the more I decided it was a flawed measure. Since writing my post, To GRE or not to GRE, I’ve received several questions that I’d like to respond to here, publicly. Given that COVID -19 has drastically changed testing, I also discuss that.

  • Article

    Genentech Foundation provides $3 million grant to ACS Bridge Project

    Staff Writer
    Details
    Published in American Chemical Society, 2020-03

    The Genentech Foundation has provided support to the ACS Bridge Program.

  • Article

    AGU’s Bridge Program Creates Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

    Chris McEntee
    Details
    Published in Eos, 2019-12

    In its first year, 20% of the 250 active Earth and space science graduate programs in the United States applied for partnership with the program.

     

  • Article

    ACS Bridge Project: A game changer for the chemical enterprise

    Quinn Gray Teri
    Details
    Published in Chemical & Engineering News, 2019-08

    Underrepresented minority students make up a third of college-age US citizens and earn roughly 18% of US chemistry bachelor’s degrees and 11% of chemistry PhDs, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

  • Article

    Why meritocracy is a myth in college admissions

    Jerome A. Lucido, Julie R. Posselt, Morgan Polikoff
    Details
    Published in The Conversation, 2019-03

    Even if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars argue.

  • Article

    To GRE or not to GRE

    Jane Willenbring
    Details
    Published in Geological Society of America, 2019-01

    ...The data shows that the GRE gives us no predictive information on who will succeed in graduate school (even among men) and simultaneously acts to weed out people of color and underrepresented minorities and, as a whole, doesn’t help women applicants either.

    © 2019 SPEAKING OF GEOSCIENCE

  • Article

    AGU Joins Partnership to Build Greater Diversity and Inclusion in the Physical Sciences

    Chris McEntee
    Details
    Published in From the Prow, 2018-09

    ...AGU is one of five scientific societies that have formed the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN), which will increase the participation of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in graduate studies in the physical sciences. 

  • Book

    Higher Education Administration for Social Justice and Equity - Critical Perspectives for Leadership

    Adrianna Kezar and Julie Posselt
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    Abstract

    Higher Education Administration for Social Justice and Equity empowers all administrators in higher education to engage in their work—to make decisions, hire, mentor, budget, create plans, and carry out other day-to-day operations—with a clear commitment to justice, sensitivity to power and privilege, and capacity to facilitate equitable outcomes. Grounding administration for social justice as a matter of daily work, this book translates abstract concepts and theory into the work of hiring, socialization, budgeting, and decision-making. Contributed chapters by renowned scholars and current practitioners examine the way higher education administration is organized, and will help readers both question existing structures and practices, and consider new and different ways of organizing campuses based on equity and social justice. Rich with case studies and pedagogical tools, this book connects theory to practice, and is an invaluable resource for current and aspiring administrators.

  • Article

    Julie Posselt: System Shocks and Institutional Change

    PulliasAdmin
    Details
    USC Rossier Pullias Center for Higher Education Published in Pullias Voices - Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020-03

    Abstract

    Change comes slowly in higher education, or so the best theory and evidence say. Yet there are exceptions to every rule, and exogenous shocks such as protests, wars, natural disasters and, as we are now seeing, a global pandemic can compel decisive, transformational changes that colleges, universities, and their members would otherwise resist. 

     

  • Article

    What NSF’s new diversity grants say about attempts to help minority students

    Jeffrey Mervis
    Details
    Published in ScienceMag.org, 2018-09

    INCLUDES Alliance awards fund partnerships across higher education

  • Article

    Network forms to bolster equity in STEM graduate education

    Ross Brennerman
    Details
    Published in USC Rossier School of Education, 2018-09

    The initiative brings together USC Rossier and more than two dozen other organizations.

  • Newsletter

    IGEN News Spring 2020

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN News Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2020-04

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Newsletter highlights the work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • Supporting Graduate Student Well-Being
    • IGEN Bridge Application 
    • Partner Updates
    • Equity in Graduate Admissions

     

  • Newsletter

    IGEN News Winter 2020

    NSF INCLUDES: IGEN Project
    Details
    IGEN News Published in IGEN Newsletters, 2020-02

    Our IGEN Project Quarterly Newsletter highlights the most impactful work being done by our alliance members and partners.

     

    Featured in this issue:

    • IGEN 2019 National Meeting
    • Partner Spotlight
    • Collective Activities

     

  • Article

    US societies join forces in $10m drive to tackle diversity

    Physics World
    Details
    Published in Physics World, 2018-09

    New programme aims to boost the number of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in science

  • Article

    Hope prof receives grant to bolster physical science enrollment

    Holland Sentinel
  • Website

    Kognito

    University of Central Florida
    Details
    Published in 2019 IGEN National Meeting,

    A set of role-play, avatar modules to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Presentation Materials

    Preparing Graduate Admissions & Recruitment for Effects of COVID-19

    Julie R. Posselt
    Details
    Presented at
    Preparing Graduate Admissions & Recruitment for Effects of COVID-19
    , 2020-05

    Presentation addressing recruitment and admissions challenges facing graduate education in light of COVID-19.  The panelists will present research and institutional responses that, together, highlight paths for administrators and faculty toward equitable enrollment management. How should we communicate with incoming and prospective students given universities’ quickly changing policy landscape? How can we design holistic review processes that account for new variations in applicant grades, experiences, and obstacles during this time? 

     

  • Report

    Webinar Report: Effects of COVID-19

    Julie R. Posselt
    Details
    Presented at
    Zoom Virtual Meeting
    , 2020-05

    Crises are moments for culture building. During this time we are learning that connections, communication, and critical conversations matter more than ever. As we think about preparing our institutions for annual graduate admissions and recruitment processes, awareness about our respective institutional contexts and individual identities matter. Context and identity matter on their own, and they matter in combination by affecting the resources likely available to us, the constraints and norms we are more likely to face, and the networks of which we are part.

  • Presentation Materials

    Equity in Graduate Admissions

    Julie R. Posselt, Casey W. Miller
    Details
    Inclusive Practice Hub - Research | Practice Presented at
    AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar Series
    , 2020-03

    Webinar and discussion session presenting data and research about the role of typical admissions criteria and practices in maintaining racial/ethnic inequalities in graduate education. Practical strategies for rethinking typical admissions criteria and processes are introduced, with a focus on equity-based holistic review and embedding attention to equity throughout the admissions and recruitment process. 

  • Presentation Materials

    Inclusive Graduate Education Network Data

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    Presented at
    DOE Directors Meeting
    , 2019-10

    Current Data to support the charge of the IGEN Project and its measured success.

  • Presentation Materials

    Inclusive Graduate Education Network: Project Overview

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    Presented at
    National Astronomy Consortium
    , 2019-09

    Presentation on how Physical Sciences Bridge Programs affected the participation rates of Underrepresented Minority (URM) in graduate degree programs.

  • Presentation Materials

    Impact of the NSF INCLUDES Alliance Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN)

    Joerg Schlatterer, Chris Shiavone, Ruth Tessema, Terri Chambers, Benjamin Fiore-Walker, LaTrease Garrison
    Details
    Presented at
    AAMC GREAT
    , 2019-09

    Conference poster.  

  • Presentation Materials

    Inclusion, Diversity and Innovation

    Cathy Mader, Anne McNeil, James Walker, Alveda Williams, Cory Valente
    Details
    Presented at
    50th ACS Central Regional Meeting 2019
    , 2019-06

    Presentation on the benefits of diverse leadership in business and how IGEN goals look to increase the participation gap. 

  • Presentation Materials

    Learning across disciplines: Addressing teacher recruitment, career development, and graduate student diversity through partnerships

    Jodi Wesemann, Joerg Schlatterer, Corrie Kuniyoshi, Terri Chambers
    Details
    Presented at
    Gordon Research Conference-CERP 2019
    , 2019-06

    Research and reports about transforming undergraduate STEM education highlight the need to implement research-based practices and to learn from that process, expanding the research base.

  • Presentation Materials

    APS Bridge Program: Erasing Achievement Gap in Doctoral Education

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    Presented at
    TPSE Math: Partner Meeting
    , 2019-04

    Presentation on how the APS Bridge program works to decrease the achievement gap in doctoral education for underrepresented minority students in Physics degrees.   

  • Presentation Materials

    Graduate Admissions Practice on Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

    Julie R. Posselt, Casey W. Miller
    Details
    Presented at
    Graduate Admissions Practice on Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
    , 2019-03

    Presentation on the efforts to increase diversity in graduate education, and providing practical strategies for doing so by rethinking typical recruitment and admission processes. Including how common admissions mindsets and practices inhibit access for underrepresented groups, and concrete strategies to change admission processes to yield improved diversity and equity.

  • Presentation Materials

    NSF INCLUDES Journey to an Alliance Webinars – California Regional Collaborative

    David Gruber, Jan Taylor, Cindy Ziker, Theodore Hodapp, Cathy Mader, Ann Gates, Andrea Tirres, Kacy Redd
    Details
    Presented at
    NSF INCLUDES Journey to an Alliance Webinars
    , 2019-03

    Presentation on IGEN at NSF Includes: Journey to an Alliance webinar, a series designed to introduce the network to the NSF INCLUDES Alliances and learn about the successes, challenges and lessons learned about launching their partnerships and backbone organizations. 

  • Presentation Materials

    Optimizing Your Mentoring Relationships: Building a Mentoring Network

    Melissa McDaniel
    Details
    Presented at
    BU Office of Research
    , 2019-03

    Workshop presentation by Dr. Melissa McDaniels from Michigan State University, graduate student and postdoctoral participants will be urged to think about the proactive roles they can play in ‘mentoring up’ – strategically and authentically negotiating their constellation of mentoring relationships. Using this lens, participants will be brought through a series of guided conversations and exercises to help them thing about how they might ‘map’ their mentoring networks, anchored by professional competencies, to empower themselves to optimize all mentoring relationships.

  • Presentation Materials

    INCLUDES Alliance: The Inclusive Graduate Education Network

    Theodore Hodapp
    Details
    Presented at
    APS-Bridge Program and National Mentoring Community Conference
    , 2018-11

    Presentation on project goals and activities of the NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant awarded to the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN).