Public Talk Series


The central activity of the proposed project is a year-long series of meetings and events to support the work and goals of the SELCs. Our objective is to foster impactful approaches for engaging faculty, department leaders, and undergraduate students in equity-minded discussions of their STEM courses. It is not enough to present evidence of inequities via course equity data. This data must be supplemented by facilitated discussions, one-on-one consultations, and other resources for individuals to recognize these inequities as due to systemic problems.

The SELC Project Leadership Team will host a Public Talk Series during the 2023-2024 academic year. This talk series will continue conversations that arose in the SELC meetings and connect their work to the larger SEISMIC community. There will be six total public talks. Starting in October 2023, meetings will be held monthly (no meeting in December). Meetings will be virtual.


Public Talk Schedule



Talk # Date/Time Details

October 27th, 2023

12:30 pm EST

Topic: Addressing Student-Deficit Mindsets

Speaker: Dr. Natasha Turman

Zoom Link: Coming Soon!



Topic: Equity measurements we should be making




Topic: Exploration of equity reports and tools


Topic: Developing equity-mindedness


Topic: Equity work with resistant colleagues


Topic: SELCs as a tool for campus change