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Programs and Opportunities for Students

Graduate Student Resources

(from Dr. Julie Posselt, UCS)

Activities & Actions 


Papers and Peer-reviewed Articles

Articles about underrepresented groups and teaching and learning

  • Dutt, K. 2020. Race and racism in the geosciences. Nature Geoscience 13, 2–3
  • Goldberg, E. 2019. Earth Science has a whiteness problem. New York Times, December 23

Articles about creating equity/inclusion in our classes/teaching

  • Beane, R., et al. 2019. Probing the National Geoscience Faculty Survey for reported use of practices that support inclusive learning environments in undergraduate courses, Journal of Geoscience Education, 67:4, 427-445,
  • Tanner, K.D, 2013. Structure matters: Twenty-One teaching strategies to promote student engagement and cultivate classroom equity. CBE-Life Science Education, 12, 322-331.
  • Theobald et al., 2020. Active learning narrows achievement gaps for underrepresented students in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117:12, 6476-6483.
  • Yeager, D.A., and Walton, G.M., 2011, Social-psychological interventions in education: They’re not magic. Review of Educational Research, 81:2, 267-301.
  • Weissmann, G.S., et al. 2019. The multicontext path to redefining how we access and think about diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, Journal of Geoscience Education, 67:4, 320-329.

Articles about supporting broader cultural reforms in departments, communities etc.

  • Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019, Volume 4 Theme Issue: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Geosciences
  • Johnson, A., and Elliott, S., 2020, Culturally relevant pedagogy: A model to guide cultural transformation in STEM departments. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 21:1, p.1-12
  • McDaris, J.R., et al. 2017. Looking in the right places: Minority-serving institutions as sources of diverse earth science learners. Journal of Geoscience Education, 65, 407-415.
  • Núñez, A-M, et al. 2020. Applying an intersectionality lens to expand equity in the geosciences, Journal of Geoscience Education, 68:2, 97-114,
  • Tseng, M., El-Sabaawi, R.W., Kantar, M.B. et al. Strategies and support for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour in ecology and evolutionary biology. Nat Ecol Evol (2020).
  • Fernandes, A. M., Abeyta, A., Mahon, R. C., Martindale, R., Bergmann, K. D., Jackson, C. A., … Johnson, C. (2020, July 15). “Enriching Lives within Sedimentary Geology”: Evaluating SEPM’s Role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. (EarthArXiv Pre-print)
  • Steele, C.M., and Aronson, J., 1995, Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69:5, 797-811. (key article about stereotype threat)

Other articles and media (not peer-reviewed, e.g., Career Features in Nature, etc…)