Going Beyond Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM: When Inclusion is Not Enough

Finding Yourself in STEM (FYIS), an initiative launched in the spring 2018, semester through the UW Madison Libraries and BioCommons, was aimed to give underrepresented students in STEM a chance to meet, discuss difference and to build community with one another. It was a collaborative effort from a group including faculty, a science & engineering librarian and students. …

While many faculty have been attending WISELI sponsored events, UW-Madison does not require all faculty to attend cultural competency workshops. Students of color not only have to confront the majority students, but also have to challenge the faculty, at the risk of their academic performance. If an institution truly believes in providing support for underrepresented students, then they should ask “How are we excluding them?”

Read the full article at: https://stemdiversity.wisc.edu/featured/going-beyond-diversity-and-inclusivity-in-stem-when-inclusion-is-not-enough/