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Having Skin in the Game: Faculty Pedagogical Change for Producing STEM Graduates of Color

Thu, April 27, 4:05 to 5:35pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Floor: River Level, Room 6C


This proposed paper examines faculty and administrator perspectives on the pedagogical practices they employ at their institution as it relates to serving the needs of students of color majoring in STEM. Through data collected at multiple institutions, this study addresses four categories of faculty change (Henderson, et al., 2011): disseminating curriculum, developing reflective teachers, enacting policy, and developing a shared vision. We complement this categorization of faculty change with the concept of cultural competency. This study has a significant potential in contributing to our understanding of how faculty and administrators consider pedagogical and curricular changes, and enact policies to support the educational outcomes of students of color in STEM fields.