Ticketed event: $35.00
This workshop will introduce a set of research-based attitudes, knowledge, and skills that will provide faculty with a core set of best practices to improve inclusive engagement with students and colleagues. Participants will explore the ASPIRE Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty) and how to incorporate it into already existing or new faculty development programs. The goal of the workshop is to reinforce inclusive, culturally sensitive practices for the many roles that faculty manage at their institutions: inclusive teaching, mentoring in a research setting, academic advising, and being an inclusive colleague. Participants will engage in exercises in which they will practice various domains of the IPF: Faculty and explore case studies aligned with the IPF: Faculty. Participants will leave the session prepared to initiate incorporating the IPF: Faculty into their faculty development programs to move the needle toward a more inclusive campus.
This session will be both informational and an interactive workshop.
As a result of attending this session, participants will:
● Learn about the Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty), a foundational framework of attitudes, knowledge, and skills which underlies inclusive teaching, mentoring in a research setting, advising, and being an inclusive colleague;
● Participate in activities that explore implementation of the framework in the different faculty roles; and
● Develop a draft plan for incorporating inclusive practices and activities into programming at their own institutions.
The session content will include the following:
● A description of the Inclusive Professional Framework for Faculty (IPF: Faculty), the domains within the IPF: Faculty, and a rubric to gauge progression and development of IPF: Faculty-based attitudes, knowledge, and skills;
● A series of reflective activities and cases/scenarios that engage participants in the IPF: Faculty best practices in different educational settings (e.g., teaching, mentoring in a research setting, advising, and being an inclusive colleague);
● Content for planning further development of local programming using elements of the IPF: Faculty;
● Additional resources.
The session will involve the following:
● An informational session on the IPF: Faculty and associated rubrics;
● Modeling use of the IPF: Faculty in the development and implementation of a workshop;
● An opportunity to practice a subset of skills, using discussions, case studies, and an applied improvisation approach;
● Time for Q&A;
● A planning session on how to incorporate the IPF: Faculty elements into programming at participants’ institutions.
Dr. April Dukes is the Faculty and Future Faculty Program Director for the Engineering Educational Research Center (EERC) and the Institutional Co-leader for Pitt-CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) at the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her graduate and professional career, she has mentored trainees at various stages, in discipline-specific content and, most currently, in career development, educational research, and course design. April currently collaborates on the national educational research initiative, the Aspire Alliance, and was a collaborator of the NSF INCLUDES Alliance. Her current roles at the University of Pittsburgh, CIRTL, and the Aspire Alliance focus on supporting systemic changes towards excellence and inclusivity in higher education through the professional development of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.
Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed is the Chief Academic Officer & Managing Director for the American Society for Engineering Education. She has leadership experience with the entire pipeline of engineering education and most recently served as the Chief Academic Officer & Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marygrove College. She is a professor emerita of mechanical engineering and served on the faculty at Kettering University for 18 years, eventually earning the position of Associate Provost. In addition to her work in academia she has served in industry and government. She is a four-time gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission and, as commissioner, served as chair for two terms. She also chaired the Driver's Education Advisory Committee and the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee for the Michigan Department of State—work that resulted in new legislation for Michigan. She began her career as an engineer for General Motors Truck Group and has been nationally recognized in higher education as both an American Council on Education Fellow and a New Leadership Academy Fellow. Currently Dr. El-Sayed serves as a Trustee on the Bloomfield Hills Board of Education and serves as a Director on both the WEPAN and the BHS Foundation Boards. She is married and has three adult children.