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 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.
TECAID Case Studies explore key arenas for planning and making departmental change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Case studies include:
Originally 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.
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. Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity (TECAID) is a NSF funded project (#1445076) to assist Mechanical Engineering change leaders in fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) academic engineering department culture.
The corner stone of these learning modules are 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. In addition to the above resources, we include additional resources as appropriate.
This webinar series is co-sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Committee on DEI.
In this 1st webinar, we share with you the TECAID story, outcome evidence, and application tools to facilitate your own department DEI culture change process.
Specifically, in this webinar we provide answers to the following questions:
In this 2nd webinar, TECAID Team representatives provide examples of their DEI change projects, talk about challenges faced, discuss resultant department impacts, and share advice and key take-aways for prospective change leaders.
Specifically, in this webinar the TECAID Team representatives answer:
The webinar concludes with information about TECAID resources available to help lead department DEI culture change.
In this 3rd webinar we continue discussion with participants from the original TECAID Teams. These TECAID Team representatives share how their teams dealt with resistance to their diversity, equity, and inclusion change efforts.
Specifically, in this webinar the TECAID Team representatives discuss:
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In this 4th webinar we introduce you the TECAID Evaluators. They provide you with a framework for conducting your own DEI department change project/program evaluation. The TECAID Evaluators share ideas based on their own training and experience. Regardless of your project's funding base, this webinar will provide tools to help you get started.
Specifically, in this webinar the TECAID Evaluators will answer the following questions:
Here are additional resources that may be useful to you. These resources include the STEM for All Video Showcase videos, as well as other conference resources.
For an overview of the first phase of the TECAID project, check out this 3 minute, award-wining video! During the first 2-year phase, TECAID provided professional support and resources for five selected U.S. Mechanical Engineering (ME) department faculty-centric teams to create and sustain inclusive classroom and department cultures. TECAID evaluation results indicate significant increase in participant engineers' diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) knowledge and awareness; skills and confidence in leading organizational change; and actions, individually and collectively, to lead department culture change in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this overview video we discuss the goals, activities, participants, outcomes, and resources.
For an overview of the second phase of the TECAID project, check out this 3 minute! During the second 2-year phase, TECAID leaders used the evidence-based outcomes to produce products to help scale the work. In this video we briefly overview the project and outcomes; detail the resulting evidence-based TECAID Model for Leading Department Culture Change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; provide a high-level overview of the TECAID Model using the TECAID graphic; and share additional materials such as Toolkit, Case Studies, and webinar based Learning Modules to help scale efforts for those with interest in initiating their own work to create an inclusive department culture.
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"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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