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)
Resources for Assessing & 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.