Creating Opportunities in Mathematics through Equity & Inclusion
"Equity work requires high levels of and continuous accountability, assessment, and reflection for all"
-- Equity Talk to Equity Walk (McNair, Bensimon, & Malcom-Piqueux)
DEI LEADERSHIP PROJECT
TPSE MATH was awarded an NSF INCLUDES grant (Award #2304106) to expand the COME-IN RESOURCES to support a 2-year project that trains mathematicians and statisticians and supports departments in DEI initiatives.
Assessing and Improving Equity & Inclusion in the Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Mathematics and statistics departments are working to improve the equity, diversity, and inclusivity among their students, faculty, and staff. However, the resources to needed to accomplish such goals are scarce. To help fill this gap, TPSE supported a working group to create COME-IN (Creating Opportunities in Mathematics through Equity and INclusion), a modification of the AAAS SEA Change Departmental Awards core criteria and guidelines. COME-IN is a guide for a department in the mathematical and statistical sciences to conduct a holistic self-assessment of its policies, practices, and outcomes related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. It is a structured yet flexible framework for collecting and interpreting data in a way that is adaptable to a broad range of departments and programs. Collecting data and making meaning from those data will equip a department to engage in a deep-dive strategic planning process. TPSE is providing this resource to departments and programs in the mathematical and statistical sciences to support the community’s systemic transformation to one that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
MATH JEDI COMMUNITY
The Math JEDI Community (MJC) is a space where dedicated JEDIs can share successes and challenges, ask others for ideas, and form a community to keep this work alive and maintain our mutual accountability. The MJC Slack Channel will host conversations, speakers, and other events.
Join the Math JEDI Community Slack Channel today and get acquainted with other JEDIs. We would love to learn about your goals, efforts, and other experiences from the field to move our collective efforts forward.
RECENT JEDI EVENTS
WHEN JEDI EFFORTS GO AWRY
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) are critical to building a discipline where we can all thrive and be ourselves. JEDI-related concerns and situations span many contexts and can be very complex. We don’t always get it right.
What does it look like when our JEDI efforts don’t succeed, or even backfire?
How can we redress the suffering resulting from our blunders and move on with a stronger sense of community?
How can we prioritize the core values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion over the fear of mistakes?
In the first Math JEDI Community (MJC) Forum, Abbe Herzig and Aris Winger will start a discussion centered around these questions, followed by a lively math community conversation and exchange of ideas.
Join us for this Virtual Event by becoming part of the Math JEDI Community Slack Channel, where the zoom link will be posted shortly before the event.