Overview


SEISMIC Conversations is a new event series for SEISMIC Working Group members. The Speaker Events Bureau is hosting three SEISMIC Conversations during the 2021-2022 academic year. Each event will have a general topic and will feature presenters from across our Working Groups to share on works-in-progress. The purpose of these events is to keep SEISMIC members informed, involved, and engaged in our work. It is also to provide opportunities for members to get feedback on works-in-progress.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

  1. Thursday October 28, 2021, 3-4 pm EDT
  2. Thursday January 27, 2022, 3-4 pm EDT
  3. Thursday March 24, 2022, 3-4 pm EDT

 

Calendar invites with Zoom information will be sent directly to Working Group members in early October 2021.

Conversation #1: Increasing Awareness of DEI Issues

Thursday October 28, 2021, 3-4 pm EDT


Presentation Topics

  • Critical Race Theory Primer for STEM Instructors and Researchers (Presenter – Framework Analysis Project Team)
  • Equity Measures for Cross-Institutional Analyses (Presenter – Ben Koester)

Conversation #2: Taking Concrete Action: Moving Beyond Awareness

Thursday January 27, 2021, 3-4 pm EDT


Presentation Topics

  • Ecological-Belonging Interventions and Performance Gaps  (Presenter – Sarah Hammarlund)

Conversation #3: A New Standard for STEM Excellence

Thursday March 24, 2021, 3-4 pm EDT


Details TBA

Information for Presenters 


Thank you for presenting at one of our virtual SEISMIC Conversations! We have provided some information below to help you prepare for the event.

Format

  • SEISMIC Conversations are scheduled for one hour
  • The first half hour will be for presentations from different SEISMIC members. You will have 7 minutes to present (this does not include Q&A).
  • Following the presentations, attendees will be moved to breakout rooms for discussion. The SEISMIC Speaker Events Bureau will provide discussion prompts.
  • We will wrap up the session with Q&A time as a whole group. 

 

Preparing Your Presentation

  • You will have 7 minutes to present. Though PowerPoint slides are not required, if you plan to use them we suggest that you limit the presentation to no more than 10 slides.
  • Please keep in mind that attendees may be more or less familiar with the work of your Working Group. Keep your presentations at a high enough level so all attendees can engage with it.
  • We recommend organizing your presentation to address the following questions:
    • What are the top 2-3 things your team has accomplished thus far as it relates to today’s Conversation Topic? (see topics above)
    • How does your work relate to SEISMIC’s overall goal to make introductory STEM courses more equitable and inclusive?
    • What are your next steps for this work?
    • What would you appreciate feedback, questions, or insight on?
  • Please include contact information in your presentation for people to reach out if they have additional questions or feedback following the event.