tools for promoting diversity & inclusivity in biology courses
As part of my NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Marjorie Weber (BIO: Broadening participation of groups under-represented in biology), I've developed Project Biodiversify: www.projectbiodiversify.org
Project Biodiversify is online repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at increasing the diversity of biologists highlighted in lectures, humanizing biologists, and making biology classrooms inclusive to students of all backgrounds.
Teaching materials To facilitate easy inclusion of a diverse set of biologists into classrooms lectures worldwide, we are constructing a database of teaching slides and notes based on the research and life experiences of biologists that self-identify as part of underrepresented group(s) in biology.
Teaching methods To increase the inclusivity of biology classroom environments, we are developing a repository of teaching methods and approaches that train educators in inclusive teaching practices, thereby increasing student success, recruitment, and retention via inclusivity. Our first effort is working to inform biology educators how to approach teaching sex- and gender-related topics in biology in an inclusive and accurate manner.