Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference
AACC, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted an Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit on October 23-26, 2018, in partnership with three of its affiliated councils, the opens in a new windowNational Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHE), the opens in a new windowNational Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), and the opens in a new windowNational Asian/Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC); and the opens in a new windowNational Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).
The summit was designed to broaden equity and access in STEM by sharing the promising practices and resources of NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program with a focus on strengthening STEM technician education programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), rural colleges, and community colleges new to the NSF ATE program.
AACC engaged 15 community college faculty and administrator teams to learn first‐hand of the NSF funding opportunities and ATE program resources that are being successfully used to recruit and retain underrepresented students, increase STEM completion rates, and prepare students to meet national STEM workforce needs. The event also included the opportunity for the college teams to participate in the 2018 National ATE Conference to further network and engage directly with the ATE community.
AACC developed a opens in a new windowproceedings and resource report opens PDF file from the event. The report summarizes the rich discussions that occurred during the summit. It contains information to guide faculty members and administrators at community colleges and leaders at other institutions who want to structure STEM programs with equity and inclusion in mind. Detailed information is also provided about how to access the plethora of free resources created by ATE projects and centers.
The following colleges participated in this pilot initiative and attended the STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit and ATE Conference in October 2018.
Arkansas State University MidSouth, AR
College of Southern Idaho, ID
Essex Community College, NJ
Guam Community College, Guam
Halifax Community College, NC
Kennedy King College, IL
Los Positas College, CA
Luna Community College, NM
MiraCosta College, CA
Naugutuck Valley Community College, CT
Pasco Hernando State College, FL
Pueblo Community College, CO
Santa Fe Community College, NM
Tarrant County Community College – Northwest, TX
Windward Community College, HI