Equity and Inclusion in Educational Programs: One Faculty Member's Perspective - A CPET Seminar by Professor Melany Hunt, Recipient of the 2020 Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
How do we consider equity and inclusion in our educational programs? What metrics are used? Professor Melany Hunt will share her views on equity in education, which motivated her work on Giving Voice, a project she designed to improve the academic and research environment for women in science and engineering (http://givingvoice.caltech.edu/). In addition, Professor Hunt will present publicly available data on graduation rates, enrollment and institutional climate that can be used to measure educational outcomes. Finally, she will share an overview of best practices to support success for all our students. Join us online on Tuesday February 16th at 12pm .
The Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching is Caltech's highest teaching award, given annually to a professor who demonstrates unusual talent, creativity, innovation, and an ability to create an inclusive learning environment in undergraduate and graduate classroom or laboratory teaching. The Feynman Prize was established in 1993 and has been endowed through the generosity of Ione and Robert E. Paradise and an anonymous local couple. Some of the most recent winners of the Feynman Prize include Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering; Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry; Brian Stoltz, professor of chemistry; Ellen Rothenberg, Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology; and Kevin Gilmartin, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and dean of undergraduate students.