STEM Faculty Recruitment and Retention Journal Club

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Members of the Case Western Reserve University community, particularly those faculty in STEM-related fields, are invited to join a monthly Journal Club focused on STEM faculty recruitment and retention. Pathway 4 of the university's strategic plan, Think Big, seeks to increase recruitment and retention of historically disenfranchised populations in STEM disciplines. These monthly meetings will focus on readings about best practices and research on faculty recruitment and mentoring, as well as other related topics that will engage attendees in discussion about the reading. While geared toward faculty in STEM specific fields, the events are open to everyone at Case Western Reserve.


Journal Club Dates/Times 

Journal Club meetings have come to end for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit the links below to view recordings of previous meetings.


Meeting Materials

Date

Meeting #1: Wednesday, October 21 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review ‘‘Don’t Leave Us Behind’’: The Importance of Mentoring for Underrepresented Minority Faculty and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Robert L. Solomon, Esq., vice president of the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Date

Meeting #2: Wednesday, November 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review Questioning Assumptions and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan, the Charles H. Phipps Dean of the Case School of Engineering

Date

Meeting #3: Wednesday, December 16 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review Survey of Checkpoints Along the Pathway to Diverse Biomedical Research Faculty and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Stephen E. Haynesworth, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Director of the Emerging Scholars Program

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Meeting #3 Recording

Date

Meeting #4: Thursday, January 21 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review Patching the Leaks: Revitalizing and Reimagining the STEM Pipeline and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Blanton S. Tolbert, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences and Think Big Pathway 1 Leader.

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Meeting #4 Recording

Date

Meeting #5: Thursday, February 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review Nudging Toward Diversity: Applying Behavioral Design to Faculty Hiring and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, Center for Research and Scholarship, and Ruth M. Anderson Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

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Meeting #5 Recording

Date

Meeting #6: Thursday, March 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review Structural Racism: Building Upon the Insights of John Calmore and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

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Meeting #6 Recording

Date

Meeting #7: Wednesday, April 28 from noon to 1 p.m.

Selected Reading & Instructions

Please review The Science and Value of Diversity: Closing the Gaps in Our Understanding of Inclusion and Diversity and come prepared to discuss the reading.

Hosted By

Joy K. Ward, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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Meeting #7 Recording