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Activity Number: 49 - Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Field One Student at a Time
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #300305 Presentation
Title: Cultivating an Equitable and Inclusive Classroom Dynamic
Author(s): Brianna Heggeseth*
Companies: Macalester College
Keywords: Inclusive; Ethics; Teaching; Diversity; Equity

We have an opportunity every class period to have an impact on who ends up pursuing a higher degree in Statistics. In a first course, we represent the entire field, and while no one person embodies the diverse identities of working statisticians, we can expose and model to our students an inclusive culture through small adjustments to our pedagogy. I'll share my experiences of making concrete changes to try to cultivate a more inclusive classroom dynamic. In particular, I'll discuss approaches to setting the tone on the first day, constructing more inclusive assignments, and intertwining ethical awareness with foundational concepts.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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