TECAID Resources

TECAID project leaders are now working on numerous “outcomes-related” products to share with the greater Mechanical Engineering community. The overarching goal is sharing information that provides diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for ME faculty and staff members to employ in their departments. These resources aim to promote individual, departmental, and broader change.

Products will be posted as they are completed.

The TECAID Model

TECAID ModelThe TECAID model for preparing engineering faculty to lead department change for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) maps conceptual and programmatic processes for leading an academic change effort related to DEI. The model describes key components of the iterative process that TECAID participants experienced; it can be used by other engineering departments to help conceive of and understand how a DEI focused change process might work. The model shows the interconnection of processes that support the building of awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for DEI transformation.

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TECAID ModelCase Studies

TECAID Case Studies explore key arenas for planning and making departmental change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Topics include: Working as a Team on DEI Issues, Gathering Strategic Information for Planning DEI Change, and Effectively Navigating Conflict while Engaging in DEI Change Efforts.

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TECAID Case Studies PDF >

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TECAID Toolkit

TECAID ModelOriginally developed for conference participants to introduce and foster application of the TECAID Model, the TECAID Toolkit has evolved into a high level overview of the TECAID Model with accompanying worksheet for prioritizing actions specific to your culture-change context. The Toolkit is best used in conjunction with the TECAID Model which explains in detail and provides resources for the TECAID graphic, Key Actions, and Considerations presented in the Toolkit overview.

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TECAID Learning Modules

Interested in changing the culture in your engineering department to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for faculty, staff, and students but unsure how to go about it?  Why reinvent the wheel when you can learn from TECAID leaders and participants.  The corner stone of these learning modules are a webinars developed with intent to help make your DEI-focused culture change work more efficient and effective.  A Certificate of Participation is available upon participation in each webinar.  Additional complementary resources are included in each module.

Module 1 – Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity (TECAID):  An Evidence-Based Approach & Model

TECAID ModelThis first module distills key information and tools into an overview of the TECAID approach and Model.  The primary resources presented include the TECAID Model, Case Studies, Toolkit, and references to specific tools, such as the Force Field Analysis, that are available in the resources appendix of the TECAID Model.

The first webinar addressed four questions:

  • WHY engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)-focused engineering department culture change work?
  • HOW does one go about changing department culture to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion?
  • WHO are exemplar engineers engaged in culture change work?
  • WHAT are useful resource that can make your change work more efficient and effective?

Webinar 1 Recording >

Webinar PPT Handout >

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Assorted Resources related to the TECAID Model

Within the TECAID Model are strategic curricular resources that can be used to help guide DEI change. TECAID participant teams used a number of these curricular resources during their TECAID professional development experience. Others have been identified or recommended by expert equity consultants.

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Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity (TECAID): An Evidence-Based Approach & Model

On Demand Webinar >

Coming Soon!

Insights from Change Leaders Engaged in Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The TECAID Model in Action

"Thank you for putting on these webinars - they are some of the best webinars I have participated in, both in content and in the format style with multiple speakers and instant surveys. It is clear a lot of thought goes into these, and I thank you and I look forward to participating in future webinars.”
– Webinar Participant


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TECAID Poster >