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Steps to successful building and diversity: the 1st thing is to care
Caveats The opinions I will offer are my own and do not necessarily represent those of any organization with which I am affiliated. My opinions are the result of an unspecifiable mix of hard evidence, expert teachings, anecdotal experiences, and general training as a statistician and psychologist.
From Inauguration (2001) to Present Our Success and Room for Growth
What Does Diversity Mean? A commitment to diversity includes, but means more than, promoting those ethnic groups that the government has traditionally recognized as meriting extra efforts toward promotion in science and education.
The First Step is to Care Think about something else you care about. Your scientific research? How about your children? After that it becomes fairly obvious.
Have a Plan Disavowing Discrimination & Adding the Minorities Encouraged to Apply to Job Adverts Is Not enough. Would you run your scientific program that way?
Publically and Regularly Affirm Your Values: Talk the Talk Truth Honor Courage Camaraderie Benevolence Beauty
Leadership If everyone is in charge, no one is in charge. Get people involved who really feel it. Get people for whom this is self- serving in the best sense of the word.
Leadership - II Have a complementary alter ego. Jose Fernandez, Ph.D.
Recruiting – Initial Contact Web Presence – A chance to show your face, literally and figuratively. Print ads Mass Mailings Recruiting at Conferences Mass Emailing Personal Emailing Incidental Exposure – Your first chance to walk the walk. Word of Mouth – Where your reputation walks the walk (or doesnt).
Recruitment: Selection as an Optimization Problem and the Spirit of the Supreme Court Decision Tokenism Blindness
The Trickle-Up Theory Everyone in the organization is part of the family. Another chance to walk the walk.
What Happens After Recruitment? Respecting differences vs Stereotyping - All Distributions are Overlapping The cultivation of diversity. By Anastasi, Anne American Psychologist, Vol 27(12), Dec 1972, 1091-1099.
Celebrate Diversity (SMA and Self-Driven Evolution)
Show Your Values: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, but whose picture?
Show Your Values At Every Step: Walk the Walk UABs Student Professorship
Promoting Diversity Earlier: The Pipeline Problem & the Zero-Sum Game
Our Beginning Attempts To Seed the Pipeline Grew out of PAESMEM Connections
Handelsman, J. et al. Science, Vol 309, Issue 5738, 1190-1191, 19 August 2005 Recognize that diversity is an issue beyond the entry level
Bootstrapping the Role Model Problem. Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Women in the Statistical Sciences History/Development Another chance to show your values.