ASEE “Breakfast” chats (ABC’s)
Stanford ASEE is proud to hold monthly ABC’s, where we engage with experts in engineering and the research they share. ABC’s cover a broad range of topics, and might take the form of a seminar talk, an interactive discussion, or a mix of the two! We welcome teachers and learners from all experience levels.
- Friday, March 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm PT: We are excited to welcome Dr. Melissa Ko, the Science and Engineering Education Fellow for the Dept. of Bioengineering at Stanford! RSVP here
- Abstract: Many instructors recognize the need for more inclusive and equitable course design. However, the need to change and how to accomplish this may be overwhelming without further insight and advice. The curriculum equity review in the Bioengineering (BIOE) department aims to characterize the state of inclusivity and equity across many courses. This curriculum review provides a more “objective” take on a course through a rubric assessment of provided course materials. Our Course Design Equity and Inclusion Rubric applies multiple frameworks of inclusive/equitable course design (e.g. culturally responsive teaching, universal design for learning) to identify what our courses are currently doing and what they can improve. Reviewers offer actionable suggestions based on the substantial literature in learning sciences. By reviewing recent course iterations, we can identify areas of improvement to promote equity in the educational experience for all of our students.
- Bio: Dr. Melissa Ko is a SEEF (Science and Engineering Education Fellow) in the Bioengineering department as well as a consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Stanford University. In her role, she supports adoption of inclusive teaching strategies through meaningful assessment and supporting instructor development programs. She also pursues educational research projects including a collaboration with UC Irvine to examine which factors influence student buy-in to the use of active learning in their courses. In her free time, Melissa loves playing all kinds of games and going on walks with her partner and her dog Mocha.
ASEE Anti-Racism Multimedia Learning Club
The Stanford chapter of ASEE invites you to participate in our multimedia learning club to discuss anti-racism, diversity equity and inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching in engineering education. We encourage participation from all levels of learners and foster a safe space to learn, digest and discuss readings, talks, podcasts, and videos.
- Thursday, February 25, 10:00 – 11:00am PT (RSVP here): Alexa Wnorowski will facilitate our discussion of “High-Achieving Black Students, Biculturalism, and Out-of-School STEM Learning Experiences:Exploring Some Unintended Consequences” by Ebony O. McGee.
- Friday, March 12, 12:00 – 1:00pm PT: Callan Monette will facilitate. Material TBD.
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