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A Webinar Co-Sponsored by Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching and Macmillan Learning

A Webinar Co-Sponsored by Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching and Macmillan Learning
Becky Wai-Ling Packard

A Focus on Underrepresented Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring.

Participants will learn more about research-based, practical strategies for inclusive teaching and mentoring. Although the demographics on campuses worldwide are becoming increasingly diverse, many colleges are struggling with how to foster a more inclusive climate and equitable outcomes for students. This session will highlight the experiences of underrepresented students (to include first-generation, low-income, community college transfer, historically underrepresented racial-minority students, among others). This session also underscores strategies to optimize the interactions we already have on a regular basis in and out of the classroom in order to achieve greater impact.

About Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Becky Wai-Ling Packard is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College and author of Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives: A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators (Stylus Publishing). In 2005, she was recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early career scientists, as she visited over 60 campuses and numerous organizations interested in improving mentoring, STEM persistence, and equity. A first-generation college graduate, Packard earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

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