Funded DTA Projects

Promoting Student Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Program for Transforming Purdue's Climate

PI: Margo Monteith, professor of psychological sciences

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We all agree that we want our students to succeed. However, subtle and overt messages can create a campus where underrepresented minority students question whether they belong and are respected. Many majority group students lack intergroup experience and can become prone to implicit bias. This program will instill intergroup connections that foster greater understanding and mutual respect at Purdue to create engagement, learning, and competence on our campus. Professionally developed videos will model strategies from both underrepresented and majority students' perspectives to facilitate positive intergroup experiences. Creating a more inclusive and interculturally competent climate will strengthen Purdue's recruitment, retention, and engagement.

Team members: Evelyn Carter, postdoctoral fellow, Psychological Sciences; Erin Hennes, assistant professor, Psychological Sciences; Richard Rand, professor, Visual and Performing Arts; Zenephia Evans, director, Science Diversity Office; Elizabeth Holloway, director, Women in Engineering Program; Annette Brown, diversity outreach project manager, Office of the Provost.

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