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.
|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