June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
Diversity and International Forum
19.28.1 - 19.28.9
Programmatic Interventions for Developing Diverse Global Eminent Faculty Scholars Through International CollaborationsParticipation in formal and informal mentoring networks is a critical mechanism through whichengineering faculty accumulate the global academic capital necessary for career advancement.Often, due to their underrepresentation, the resulting isolation, and gendered structural barriers,female engineering faculty have less access to mentoring relationships than their malecounterparts. As a result of racial and gendered barriers, however, women of color in engineeringare even less likely than women from majority groups to have access to domestic U.S. mentoringnetworks and the critical international mentoring networks necessary for career advancement. Toaddress this issue, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is building upon itshighly successfully Eminent Scholar Mentoring program and International Engagement forWomen of Color project to create the Global Engagement Eminent Scholar Network (GEESN).This paper describes UMBC’s GEESN initiative, which has two components: a 2-year formalinternational mentoring project that pairs U.S. women of color in engineering with a prominentinternational engineer in the their field and the participation of a delegation of GEESMparticipants at two international conferences 1) The Latin American and Caribbean Consortiumof Engineering Intuitions (LACCEI) and 2) the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF).This presentation provides an overview of the literature and promising practices that inspired theformation of the GEESN initiative, as well as the development of both project components. Toconclude, the paper discusses the steps for the GEESN and reflects on the potential forexpanding and replicating this model at UMBC and other higher education institutions.
Reed, A. M., & Tull, R. G. (2015, June), Programmatic Interventions for Developing Diverse Global Eminent Faculty Scholars Through International Collaborations Paper presented at 2015 ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--17151
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