Free ticketed event
Excellence in engineering education requires an
institutional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
(DEI), which might include consideration of demographics (e.g., student, faculty, staff), recruitment and retention, the curriculum, institutional climate, etc. This session will introduce the Inclusive Professional
Framework (IPF), a research-informed, holistic,
professional development model created by Aspire, an
NSF Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Alliance.
The IPF enables department chairs and other
institutional leaders to consider their DEI-focused
policies, practices, and programs, and conduct a deeper examination of these departmental structural systems, to better promote sustained change.
Participants will apply the framework to their departmental DEI work in support of faculty developing inclusive practices.
Don Gillian-Daniel, Ph.D., is the Director of Professional Development in the Office of Inclusion,
Equity & Diversity in Engineering (IEDE) in the College of Engineering at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. He engages participants in learning how to teach more equitably and
inclusively, both in person and online. He has worked locally, nationally, and internationally, and
consulted with universities, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded initiatives, as well as
national non-profits. Don serves as co-lead of multiple NSF-funded projects, including: the
INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, and the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, and is the Assistant Director
of Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).
April Dukes, Ph.D., is the Faculty and Future Faculty Program Director for the Engineering
Educational Research Center (EERC) and the Institutional Co-leader for Pitt-CIRTL (Center for the
Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) at the University of Pittsburgh. April leads local
professional development courses and facilitates workshops on instructional and mentoring best
practices for both current and future STEM faculty.