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 &
Strategic Pointers

TECAID Case Studies explore key arenas for planning and making departmental change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 

Case studies include: 

  1. Working as a Team on DEI Issues: 
    The Challenges and Benefits
  2. Gathering Strategic Information for
    Planning DEI Change, and 
  3. 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. 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.

ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity and InclusionThe 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. 

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

TECAID Module 1In 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:

  • WHY engage in DEI-focused department culture change work?
  • HOW does one lead DEI-focused engineering culture change using our new TECAID Model?
  • WHO are other engineers engaged in leading DEI organizational change? and
  • WHAT are useful resources to assist you in your culture change work?

On Demand TECAID Webinar 1 >

Webinar 1 PPT Handout >

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Module 2 – Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 1): Applications of the TECAID Model

TECAID Module 2In 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:

  • What were your DEI projects? (0:02:45)
  • How did you know you made a difference? (0:29:33)
  • What were results from having staff involved? (0:41:27)
  • What other efforts benefited from the change work? (0:45:10)
  • How did you change? (0:52:00)
  • What difference did having team support make? (0:59:30)

The webinar concludes with information about TECAID resources available to help lead department DEI culture change.

On Demand TECAID Webinar 2 >

Webinar 2 PPT Handout >

Examples of DEI High Impact Practices Handout >

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Module 3 – Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 2): Dealing with Resistance

TECAID Module 3In 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:

  • Forms of resistance
  • Unproductive responses to resistance
  • Ways in which resistance is useful
  • Common sources of resistance
  • Productive responses to resistance

On Demand TECAID Webinar 3 – COMING SOON!

Webinar 3 PPT Handout >

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Module 4 – Evaluating Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Change:  Tips from TECAID’s

TECAID Module 4In 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:

  • How do I get started with evaluating my DEI department culture change project?
  • What kinds of questions should I ask?
  • What data collection methods should I use, especially under low-resource conditions?
  • How do I use the data I collect?
  • How will the data help me to create or modify my DEI action plan?

On Demand TECAID Webinar 4 > 

Webinar PPT Handout >

Suggested Readings >

Tips for Writing Survey Questions >

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Additional Resources

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.

2017 STEM for All NSF Video Showcase—TECAID (Part One) Wins Facilitator’s Choice Award!

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.

2018 STEM for ALL NSF Video Showcase—TECAID (Part Two)

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

On Demand TECAID Webinar 1 >

Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 1): Applications of the TECAID Model

On Demand TECAID Webinar 2 >

Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 2): Dealing with Resistance

On Demand TECAID Webinar 3 —
COMING SOON

Evaluating Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Change: Tips from TECAID’s Evaluators

On Demand TECAID Webinar 4 > 

"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

 

TECAID Overview Infographics

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