ENGR401: Leadership Development to Promote Equity in Engineering Relationships -

Spring 2015 Course Syllabus

See syllabus as PDF| Course Description & Introduction
Jump to week: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Final Presentations | Expert Jigsaw I Topics (Week 4) | Expert Jigsaw II Topics (Week 8)

WEEK 1 (April 2) - Introduction to PEERs and Group Discussion of Diversity

WEEK 2 (April 9) - State of Engineering and Why Diversity is Important

Readings Due

Assignment Due

WEEK 3 (April 16) – Introduction to Expert Jigsaw I: Bias, Stereotypes, and Socialization

Readings Due

  • Steele, Claude & J. Aronson. “Stereotype Threat and the Intellectual Test Performance of African Americans.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 69(5): 797—811 (Read pages 797—801 only for class). http://tinyurl.com/ko7pqyf
  • Vedantam, Shankar. The Situation of Sexism. The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives. New York, NY: Random House Publishing, 2010. http:/thesituationist.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/the-situation-of-sexism/
  • Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. (Chapter 10: The Distance Between Us: The Role of Identity Threat, 191-210). http://tinyurl.com/ku9gagj
  • Sommers, Sam. Chapter 5: Mars and Venus Here on Earth. Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World. New York: Riverhead, 2011. (Excerpt from Chapter 5: The Shape I'm In and Rethinking Gender, 163-179). http://tinyurl.com/nml5gr6

Assignment Due

WEEK 4 (April 23) – Jigsaw Planning I with Expert Groups

Readings Due

  • Readings are specific to the Assigned Jigsaw I Topic (See Syllabus, Page 8)

Assignment Due

Activity

WEEK 5 (April 30) -- Expert Jigsaw I Teaching Session

Readings Due

  • Reading specified by groups (Review Week 4 readings as needed)

Assignment Due

Activity

WEEK 6 (May 7) – Student panel

Readings Due

Assignment Due

Activity

WEEK 7 (May 14) – Introduction to Expert Jigsaw II: Stuck in the Shallow End

Readings Due

Assignment Due:

WEEK 8 (May 21) – Jigsaw Planning II with Expert Groups

Readings Due

  • Readings are specific to the Assigned Jigsaw II Topic (See Syllabus, Page 9)

Assignment Due

Activity

WEEK 9 (May 28) – Expert Jigsaw II Teaching Session

Readings Due

  • Reading specified by groups (Review Week 8 readings as needed)

Assignment Due

Activity

WEEK 10 (June 4) – How to Deal with Resistance and How to be an Ally

Readings Due

Assignment Due

FINAL PRESENTATIONS:

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Husky Union Building (HUB) #214

Expert Jigsaw I Topics (Week 4)

Implicit Bias/Individual Bias

Readings:

  • Berdick, Chris. Invisible Bias. Boston Globe 19 Dec. 2004. http://tinyurl.com/mnbqeyn
  • Hill, Catherine, Christianne Corbett, and Rose Andresse. St. Chapter 8: Why So Few? Why So Few?: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. American Association of University Women. 2010. 73-79. http://bit.ly/17qTqFc
  • Women in Science &  Leadership Engineering Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reviewing Applicants:  Research on Bias and Assumptions. (2006). http://bit.ly/130Ik6v
  • Russ, Travis, Cheri Simonds, and Stephen Hunt. Coming Out in the Classroom. An Occupational Hazard?: The Influence of Sexual Orientation on Teacher Credibility and Perceived Student Learning. Communication Education, 51.3 (2002): 311-324. http://bit.ly/130Irih
  • Jaschik, Scott. “The Bias for White Men.” Inside Higher Ed. 24 April 2014. http://tinyurl.com/m4t4ps6

Assignment:
Implicit Association Test (Gender-Science Demo)

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Stereotypes and Belonging

  • Gladwell, Malcolm. Primed for Action. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. 1st ed. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2005. 52-61. http://bit.ly/1dKoykA
  • Hill, Catherine, Christianne Corbett, and Rose Andresse. St. Chapter 3: Stereotypes. Why So Few?: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. American Association of University Women. 2010. 73-79. http://bit.ly/12TdSdg
  • ABC's What Would You Do (Bike Thief). 2010. Film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kV_b3IK9M
  • Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues To How Stereotypes Affect Us. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. (Chapter 9: Reducing Identity and Stereotype Threat: A New Hope, pages 152-190). http://tinyurl.com/nmsexkd
  • Cheryan, Sapna. “Stereotypes as Gatekeepers.” TEDxSeattle. 16 April 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYwI-qM20x4

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Biology and Socialization (Nature vs. Nurture)

  • Valian, Virginia. Chapter 2: Gender Begins – and Continues – at Home. Why So Slow?: The Advancement of Women. Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1998. 23-46. http://bit.ly/13qysWJ
  • Crowley, Kevin, Maureen A. Callanan, Harriet R. Tenenbaum, and Elizabeth Allen. Parents Explain More Often  to Boys than to Girls during Shared Scientific Thinking. Psychological Science, vol. 12 issue 3. P. 258-261. http://bit.ly/13TEUZy
  • Shanahan, Marie Claire, and Zahra Hazari. Can We Declare Victory for Women in Their Participation in Science? Not Yet. American Physical Society. 2011. Aps.org. National Science Foundation. http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201106/backpage.cfm
  • Sommers, Sam. Chapter 5: Mars and Venus Here on Earth. Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World. New York: Riverhead, 2011. 147-79. http://bit.ly/198fA2Q
  • Wade, Lisa. The Truth About Gender and Math. Sociological Images. 7 Mar. 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2013/03/07/the-truth-about-gender-and-math/
  • Day, Lori. “The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say.” Women You Should Know. 11 February 2014. http://tinyurl.com/ojdy5zs

Expert Jigsaw II Topics (Week 8)

Structural Bias

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Talent, Hard Work, & Grit

Readings

  • Hill, Catherine, Christianne Corbett, and Rose Andresse. St. Chapter 2: Beliefs About Intelligence.. Why So Few?: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. American Association of University Women. 2010. 73-79. http://bit.ly/13HsRHr
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. The 10,000 Hour Rule. Outliers: The Story of Success. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 2008. 35-68. http://bit.ly/12Q1aAR
  • Hyde, Janet S., Sara M. Lindberg, Marcia C. Linn, Amy B. Ellis, and Carolin C. Williams. Gender Similarities Characterize Math Performance. Science. Vol. 321. Pgs. 35-68. 25 July 2008. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/321/5888/494.short
  • Lehrer, Jonah. Which Traits Predict Success? (The Importance of Grit). Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 12 Mar. 2011. Web. http://www.wired.com/2011/03/what-is-success-true-grit/

Activity

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Privilege

Readings

Activity

Distance from Privilege worksheet

 

Contact PEERs Course Instructors

Dr. Joyce Yen, joyceyen@uw.edu

Dr. Sapna Cheryan, scheryan@uw.edu

Alexis Nelson, anelson4@uw.edu

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