NSF ADVANCE Catalyst at Wichita State

Deliberate Dialogue is a commonly employed form of discussion that seeks to find the best course of action to address complex problems. Focusing on potential actions, Deliberate Dialogues, explore various ways to respond to resolve an issue (Lavis, Boyko, & Francois-Pierre, Lavis, J.) 

Deliberative Dialogue Process

A series of dialogues is under way with STEM department chairs and associate deans covering six chapters of An Inclusive Academy by Stewart and Valian (2018); https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/inclusive-academy. The six chapters include distinct actions by senior administrators, chairs, individual faculty, and search committees on how to achieve an inclusive academy through recruiting and developing a diverse pool of candidates, evaluating job candidates, retaining faculty, facilitating faculty success, and evaluating and promoting faculty.

The outcome of the dialogues will be used as input to create a five-year strategic plan to increasing diversity and inclusion. 

Deliberative Dialogues

August 31 Overview of NSF ADVANCE; Findings thus far; Process of deliberative dialogues
September 14 Chapter 2: The Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion
September 21 Chapter 5: Recruiting New Faculty: Developing a diverse pool and an equitable search process
October 5 Chapter 6: Evaluating Job Candidates: Choosing the short list and treating interviewees equitably
October 19 Chapter 7: Retaining Faculty: Building community the academic workplace
November 2 Chapter 8: Facilitating Faculty Success
November 16 Chapter 9: Recognizing Faculty Accomplishments

Deliberative Dialogue Presentation at SPSSI Conference 2021

An Inclusive Academy : Achieving Diversity and Excellence By Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian