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National Science BoardEHR Committee Diversifying STEM: Policy and Practice Derived from Standing Our Ground Shirley M. Malcom Daryl E. Chubin Jolene K.

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1 National Science BoardEHR Committee Diversifying STEM: Policy and Practice Derived from Standing Our Ground Shirley M. Malcom Daryl E. Chubin Jolene K. Jesse Arlington, VA March 30, 2005

2 National Science BoardEHR Committee 2003: JuneSupreme Court rulings on Michigan 2004:Jan AAAS-NACME Conference on Impact of rulings on higher education AugAAAS Capacity Center established OctStanding Our Ground issued 2005:FebSloan Foundation grant to Capacity Center to disseminate Standing Our Ground & advise/assist institutions TimelineRecent Events Affecting Context for AAAS Efforts in S&E Participation

3 National Science BoardEHR Committee Approach to Standing Our Ground Produce a Guidebook focused on STEM education Address issues, with cross-references, to different audiences Induce conversations beyond admissions on campus between faculty/program staff & general counsels Increase awareness of program options (re pre-college outreach, financial aid, student retention, faculty recruitment) & accountability for actions

4 National Science BoardEHR Committee [I]t is very distasteful to be pushed by the government to modify programs that have served our nation and our institution admirably for many years. These programs have created inspiration and opportunity for young people of color. They have not destroyed opportunity for anyone else. Dr. Charles M. Vest Former President, MIT

5 National Science BoardEHR Committee Contents Legal Primer Design Principles Conference Report: Data Compendium Jackson & Vest Speeches Background Readings Kane Reprint Responses to FOIA Requests

6 National Science BoardEHR Committee Legal Primer Federal Equal Opportunity Standards Titles VI, VII, IX, & ADA Equal Protection & Due Process Clauses Significant Federal Legal Opinions Grutter & Gratz, Bakke, & Adarand State-Based Equal Opportunity Standards CA, WA, FL, TX, MI Ongoing Federal Efforts SEEOA, NSF Criterion II, EEO Standards

7 National Science BoardEHR Committee Issues What is permitted & legally defensible on campus How do the following apply to programs: Strict scrutiny Compelling interest Narrow tailoring Race-neutral alternatives Critical mass

8 National Science BoardEHR Committee Design Principles Mission Intent Target Population Program Character Context Evaluation & Research Faculty Recruitment & Retention Leadership

9 National Science BoardEHR Committee AAAS Capacity Center At a Glance Established August 2004 with 3-year, $400K grant from Sloan Foundation to AAAS STEM human resource development consulting service Provide institutions of higher education with nationally-calibrated research & technical assistance in examining programs & outcomes Foster institutional capacity to: recruit, enroll, & support students diversify the faculty

10 National Science BoardEHR Committee Assets Roster of consultants & advisors includes specialists in data analysis, program design, outreach, evaluation, & higher education administration Consultant teams assembled to serve specific client needs over a typical project period of 5-8 months AAAS Capacity Center embodies resources in Standing Our Ground (legal, policy, cultural) for changing programs, and moreover, attitudes

11 National Science BoardEHR Committee A Menu of Services Data on impact of percentage plans (access) & interventions (aimed at degree completion) How to conduct searches to diversify the faculty & administration Developing cultural competence among current faculty, staff, & students How to mainstream & institutionalize special (soft- money) programs Nurturing US student talent in the face of globalization

12 National Science BoardEHR Committee Critical mass revisited Under-representation/under-participation Federal workforce Executive Order reconsidered? Business imperatives Higher ed accountability BROADER IMPACTS CRITERION Looking Ahead

13 National Science BoardEHR Committee Contact Dr. Shirley M. Malcom Dr. Daryl E. Chubin


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