Culturally Responsive Strategies for Reforming STEM Higher Education: Turning the TIDES on Inequity

Kelly M. Mack
Association of American Colleges and Universities, USA

Kate Winter
Kate Winter Evaluation, USA

Melissa Soto
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Product Details
14 Jan 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm


By the end of this decade, the U.S. economy will annually create hundreds of thousands of new jobs requiring a bachelor's degree in STEM fields, particularly computer science. This increasing need for computer scientists, coupled with an inconsistent agenda for managing dramatic shifts in the demographic landscape of higher education, compromises our competitiveness in scientific discovery and innovation. As higher education seeks to address this issue, the need for more culturally responsive approaches to undergraduate STEM teaching also increases.
This book uses the power of reflection, storytelling, and data to holistically demonstrate the effectiveness of a novel professional development intervention for STEM faculty - Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM, or TIDES - that significantly increased faculty self-efficacy in implementing culturally responsive pedagogies. In it, the editors combine the authentic voices of authors from multiple institutional contexts and individual worldviews to assimilate and synthesize broad theoretical concepts into practice in usable ways, while also offering concrete applicable examples of strategies and solutions that serve as an important comprehensive reference for all undergraduate educators and administrators. This practical guide provides a durable platform for building capacity in understanding of the cultural complexities and institutional realities of recruiting and retaining diverse students in STEM, particularly the computer sciences.
Foreword; Ryan Kelsey & Sue Cui 
1. That None Shall Perish; Kelly Mack, Kate Winter 
2. Theoretical Underpinnings of TIDES: Priorities, Processes, & Promise; Melvin Hall, Jamie Bracey, Eileen Parsons, Tykeia Robinson 
3. Cybernetic Girls Can Be Pinky: Strategies to Recruit and Retain Latinas into STEM in the Context of Faculty-to-Student Empowerment; Lilliam Casillas-Martinez & Wilson Gonzalez-Espada 
4. Changing Faculty Culture to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Education; Jennifer Speed, Donald L. Pair, Mehdi Zargham, Zhongmei Yao, Suzanne Franco 
5. In Search of Hidden but Accessible Truths: Coding for All at Queens College; Eva M. Fernández & Christopher Vickery 
6. Fostering an Environment for all Students to Succeed in Computer Science: Integrating Culturally Responsive Pedagogies with Curricula Redesign; Kiron Sharma, Laila Khreisat, Diana Cvitan, Gurjot Singh 
7. TIDES Interventions Addressing Recruitment and Retention of White Women and Women of Color; Mark Matlin, Elizabeth McCormack, Douglas Blank, Jennifer Spohrer 
8. Culturally Responsive Computational Science through Research Experience in Core Curriculum Courses; Lior Shamir, Franco Delogy, Melinda Weinstein, Hsiao-Ping Moore 
9. A Journey of Discovery; Alla Grinberg, Raymond Gonzales, Monica Parrish Trent 
10. Equity through Access to Computer Science Learning at Pitzer College; Katie Purvis-Roberts & Thomas Poon 
11. Challenging Us to Change; Helen H. Hu, Patricia B. Campbell, Jessica C. Johnston, Brian Avery, Greg Gagne, Julie Stewart 
12. The Rising TIDE of Wright State University: Context, Connections, and Consequences; Travis Doom, John Gallagher, Michael Raymer, Kathleen Timmerman 
13. Music as the Icebreaker for Learning to Code; Ani Nahapetian 
14. Interventions Addressing Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Groups in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines; Cleo Hughes Darden, Roni M. Ellington, Jigish Zaveri, Sanjay Bapna, Linda Akil, Stella Hargett, Prabir Bhattacharya, Ali Emdad, Asamoah Nkwanta 
15. Strengthening Computer and Mathematical Sciences Engagement and Learning; Sambit Bhattacharya, Daniel Okunbor, Chekad Sarami, Perry Gillespie, Radoslav Nickolov 
16. Measurement and Assessment; Kate Winter and Gabriele Haynes
Kelly Mack, PhD, is the Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, USA. She currently serves as Principal Investigator of the TIDES Project.  
Kate Winter, PhD, leads the team at Kate Winter Evaluation, LLC (KWE). KWE's areas of evaluation expertise include broadening participation in STEM, college student access and retention, professional development for faculty, and institutional change. 
Melissa Soto, PhD, is Deputy Director of the Biology Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Her previous work includes efforts at the National Science Foundation, the University of California, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities where she facilitated TIDES Project activities.

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