BGSU ALLIES:

BGSU ALLIES:

Advancing the role of women in academic STEM careers

BGSU ALLIES:
Building Inclusive Leadership Practices and Policies to Transform the Institution

BGSU ALLIES is a three-year, $984,484 project funded by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program, which seeks to develop and disseminate systemic approaches to increase gender equity for faculty in academic STEM careers.

To achieve this aim, BGSU ALLIES is creating an integrated model to train faculty allies within departments and inclusive leaders across the University, empowering them to act together to reduce biases that hinder the career advancement of women and other minoritized faculty.

In addition to innovative workshops and online training modules on allyship and inclusive leadership, the ALLIES team is working with campus partners to revise University policies and practices and to refine data collection on the intersecting identities of BGSU faculty.

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Why BGSU ALLIES?

Data from institutional records, surveys, and interviews reveal three key equity problems:

  1. Women and faculty of color are underrepresented in STEM faculty applicant pools and hires.
  2. Women and faculty of color are not promoted to full professor or leadership positions at an equitable rate.
  3. Women and faculty of color experience implicit and explicit gender and racial biases, both individually and in their intersection.

The institutional barriers women faculty at BGSU face are rooted in these implicit and explicit gender biases, complicated further by biases affecting intersecting identities. Hence, the BGSU ALLIES project centers on efforts to reduce these biases. Ultimately, our work will improve the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers and create a more inclusive culture at BGSU.

The BGSU ALLIES Team

Margaret Peg Yacobucci

Dr. Peg Yacobucci
Lead PI and Project Director, Professor of Geology

Michael Ogawa

Dr. Mike Ogawa
Co-PI, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Professor of Chemistry

Lisa Hanasono

Dr. Lisa Hanasono
Co-PI, Associate Professor of Communication

Julie Matuga

Dr. Julie Matuga
Co-PI, Professor of Educational Psychology

Sheila Roberts

Dr. Sheila Roberts
Co-PI, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of Geology

Ellen Broido

Dr. Ellen Broido
Senior Project Personnel, Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

Deb ONeil

Dr. Deb O'Neil
Senior Project Personnel, Professor of Management

Susana Pena

Dr. Susana Peña
Senior Project Personnel, Director, School of Cultural & Critical Studies and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies

Hyun Kyoung Ro

Dr. Hyun Kyoung Ro
Senior Project Personnel, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs

Karen Root

Dr. Karen Root
Senior Project Personnel, Professor of Biological Sciences

Michael Zickar

Dr. Mike Zickar
Senior Project Personnel, Chair and Professor of Psychology

Stacey Richener

Dr. Stacey Rychener
Internal Evaluator, Grant Specialist for Center of Assessment and Evaluation Services

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Blaze Campbell
Graduate Assistant and PhD Student, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Jody Kunk Czaplicki


Jody Kunk-Czaplicki
Graduate Assistant and PhD Student, Higher Education and Student Affairs

ALLIES Programming

A = Ally Building for Faculty
IL = Inclusive Leadership for Chairs/Directors etc.

January 2019 Term

(A, IL) Initial half-day workshop on how to recognize and confront bias and promote inclusion for 1 to 3 faculty and chairs from each STEM and SBS department

Spring 2019

(A) Competitive selection of 12 faculty Faculty Advocates drawn from January workshop participants

(A) Orientation workshop for Faculty Advocates

[A] Ongoing events for Faculty Allies: brown bag talks, networking, one-on-one consultations

Fall 2019

[A] Training for Faculty Advocates

[IL] Inclusive Leadership workshops for Chairs/Directors

Spring 2020

[A] Workshop on allyship and bias intervention for STEM and SBS faculty

[A] Ongoing events for Faculty Allies: brown bag talks, networking, one-on-one consultations

[A, IL] Online training modules and certificate program

Spring 2021

[A] Workshop on allyship and bias intervention for STEM and SBS faculty

[A] Ongoing events for Faculty Allies: brown bag talks, networking, one-on-one consultations

(A, IL) Online training modules and certificate program

(A, IL) Regional conference on inclusive leadership and faculty ally building

Incentives to Participate

Faculty workshop attendees and peer facilitators will receive $1,000 in professional development funds.

Faculty workshop attendees who also complete 4 of 8 online training modules will receive a certificate of ally training.

Chairs/Directors and other faculty leaders who also complete all 8 online training modules will receive a certificate of inclusive leadership.

Participants will be provided the knowledge and tools needed to be effective allies and inclusive leaders in the institution's efforts to combat bias and promote gender equity at BGSU.

BGSU ALLIES

allies@bgsu.edu
340 Psychology Bldg
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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Twitter: @BGSUAllies

NSF Award No. 1760389

September 2018-August 2021

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Dr. Peg Yacobucci
Project Director
mmyacob@bgsu.edu
419-372-7982