Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity
TECAID provided professional development for five U.S. Mechanical Engineering (ME) department leadership teams to create and sustain inclusive cultures that benefit all participants–in classrooms and labs, in student design groups, in faculty meetings and hallway interactions, and in underlying department dynamics. This ground-breaking project provided intensive professional development, expert consultation, and a facilitated virtual learning community.
National Science Foundation Grant No. EEC-1445076
Archive Collection Items
Module 2 – Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 1): Applications of the TECAID Model
In this 2nd webinar (56:41), 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.
Module 3 – Insights from Engineering Department Culture Change Leaders (Part 2): Dealing with Resistance
In this 3rd webinar (28:32), we continue the 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.
Module 4 – Evaluating Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Change: Tips from TECAID’s Evaluators
In this 4th webinar (50:35) we introduce you to 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.
TECAID Project Evaluation
TECAID’s External Evaluator, the University of Washington Center for Research & Evaluation for STEM Equity (UW CERSE), undertook an ongoing evaluation of the TECAID project using quantitative and qualitative survey analysis, interviews, and focus groups, and observation of TECAID activities.