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Successful Engineering Dean's Diversity Councils

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2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference

Location

Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 29, 2018

Start Date

April 29, 2018

End Date

May 2, 2018

Conference Session

Potpourri - Technical Session IV

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Diversity and Veterans

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29

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Sandra English Cleveland State University

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Sandra L. English, Esq., is the Senior Manager for the Center for Engineering Experiential Learning (CEEL) Office at the Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University. Ms. English promotes and presents concepts and best practices of cooperative education to students, faculty and employers. Ms. English assists and participates on the Dean of the CSU Washkewicz College of Engineering’s Diversity Council to implement programs and initiatives that reflect the College’s commitment to diversity. She is the advisor for the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) student chapter and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) student chapter. Ms. English serves as the primary point of contact and liaison with internal and external constituencies.

Hannah Rosen, M.Ed., is the Coordinator of Engineering Student Programs and Recruitment for the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Originally, from Phoenix, AZ, Hannah earned her undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and her Masters of Education in Higher Education from Arizona State University. Hannah joined the Washkewicz College of Engineering in August, 2016, and has been working to organize high school visits, college fairs and a recruitment event for women. Hannah also oversees tutoring for the college and assists with activities for engineering student organizations.

Anette M. Karlsson is the Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. Washkewicz College of Engineering was founded in 1923 as Fenn College and has since maintained its reputation for excellence in engineering educating and research.

Dr. Karlsson has been a strong proponent for equity and diversity. Her work related to diversity efforts at the University of Delaware was recognized by the E. A. Trabant Award of Women’s Equity 2012. Moreover, the Engineering Deans Diversity Council received the Presidential Award for Diversity at CSU two years in a row: 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Karlsson is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. She is the recipient of the 2004 ONR Young Investigator award and the Francis Alison Young Scholars Award for 2005. In 2012 she received the University of Delaware E. A. Trabant Award of Women’s Equity.

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Hannah Rosen Cleveland State University

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Anette M. Karlsson Cleveland State University

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Abstract

Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion 1st Annual Conference of Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity, CoNECD April 29-May 1, 2017 Arlington, Virginia

ABSRACT SUBMISSION Dean Anette Karlsson Sandra English, J.D., M.P.A. Hannah Rosen, M.Ed. Washkewicz College of Engineering Cleveland State University

The Dean’s Diversity Council at Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University, has been very active under the auspices of Dean Karlsson with over 15 members, the Dean, faculty, staff, students and others outside the college and outside CSU community. Through this Committee, the College strives to develop, expand and continue activities for reaching students, faculty and staff and achieving our goals toward diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Dean’s Diversity Council Goals

Goal (1): Enrich the Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusion. Goal (2): Strengthen Recruitment, Retention, Achievement and Graduation of Diverse Students. Goal (3): Strengthen and Promote Multicultural Programs.

This session will discuss • recommendations for developing an engineering diversity plan • collaborative models for facilitating workshops to aid with recruitment and retention of diverse faculty • developing incentives to work with and form underrepresented organizations while enhancing recruitment, retention and professional development • cultivate local industry engagement to promote diversity in the engineering workplace • explore steps to develop a sustainable engineering mentoring program using alumni • showcase women in engineering initiatives and Fenn Academy (signature middle school and high school recruitment program)

English, S., & Rosen, H., & Karlsson, A. M. (2018, April), Successful Engineering Dean's Diversity Councils Paper presented at 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/29581

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