2 upcoming events
A session of the AAPT Winter Meeting
Presented by Samantha “Sam” McKagan
Abstract: The Effective Practices for Physics Programs (EP3) Guide (www.ep3guide.org) is a living collection of knowledge and practices to support physics programs with collections of knowledge, experience, and proven good practice for responding to challenges and engaging in systematic improvement. Produced by the American Physical Society, in collaboration with the American Association of Physics Teachers, the EP3 Guide draws from the expertise of hundreds of contributors and reviewers to produce recommendations for how to improve nearly every aspect of your undergraduate physics program. Our section on equity, diversity, and inclusion is a synthesis of contributions and reviews from experts in the physics community and beyond on equity, climate, and issues facing people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and disabled people, along with recommendations from key reports and publications. This section provides an extensive collection of recommendations for making your department more equitable and inclusive for members of marginalized groups.
March 27, 2023
A session of the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference
Presented by Michael Jackson, David Craig, Noah Finkelstein, Kathryn Svinarich, and Kathryne Sparks Woodle
Abstract: Many campus-level priorities, ranging from student-success initiatives to climate issues, are realized at the level of the academic unit. However, many departments do not have localized resources or expertise to enact such change. In this highly interactive workshop, we present a model for linking high-level institutional priorities to the departmental and disciplinary-based activities, specifically focusing on three key areas of action: program review, assessment, and student recruitment & retention.