TIDES: Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM
The Next Generation of Liberal Education Reforms
How can educators reduce the loss of STEM talent in high priority fields while also increasing the success of students from underrepresented groups in STEM studies? How faculty—and more broadly, departments, colleges, and institutions—approach this disparity is a major area of emphasis for AAC&U’s new TIDES initiative. Focused primarily on computer science, where the talent shortfall is particularly acute, TIDES empowers STEM faculty to implement advanced teaching strategies that are equally evidence-based and culturally competent in their classrooms. This forum will begin with a framework for achieving inclusive excellence in STEM fields and will then explore different institutions that are implementing TIDES initiatives.