DiverSci Community of Practice: Holding Up a Mirror to Organizational Practices: An Equity Audit as a Tool for Change
DiverSci will be exploring how an audit can be used to support more equitable practice and sharing the learning from the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) to spark wider learning.
Summary: Results from an equity audit can identify areas of strength to build on, as well as gaps and opportunities to address equity in an organization’s or project’s structures and practices. Ultimately, an audit can help teams develop and monitor concrete plans and milestones. In 2021, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, the resource center for the US National Science Foundation's Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program (AISL) program, conducted an equity audit to strengthen the resource center's commitment to equity and to engage in a process that DiverSci hoped to share with others interested in taking practical actions to achieve their equity goals.
Presenters will be:
- Jamie Bell, Project Director, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education(CAISE) & Senior Advisor, ASTC
- Cecilia Gaibay, CAISE Co-Principal Investigator & Principal, Garibay Group
- Rabiah Mayas, CAISE Co-PI & Vice President of Education, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago