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Broadening Participation in Research

Convening of Care

Strategies to Mitigate Implicit Bias and Promote an Ethos of Care in the Research Enterprise: A Convening

This project aims to develop ways to encourage access and broaden participation in research in higher education. The conference draws upon the topic of a culture of care. A focus on care reorients the research enterprise towards recognizing how institutions are made of systems and structures, as well as individuals. The goal is to find ways to enhance practices and processes that will facilitate the research opportunities of underrepresented researchers and ensure the U.S. remains competitive and agile in the face of global challenges.

This conference is a partnership between a national professional society, the American Association of Geographers (AAG), an Emerging Research Institution, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, (UCCS) and a research enterprise organization, the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). Together, these organizations are well-positioned to catalyze scalable practices into diverse institutional and organizational contexts, especially at minority-serving and emerging research institutions. The conference will include three groups of participants: research enterprise professionals, leaders in institutions of higher education, and early career faculty. Participants will be placed in groups of three (or triads) with a member from each of the three groups. The triads will: 1) explore the lived experiences of researchers in navigating or supporting the research enterprise, and 2) recommend practices that are expected to broaden and strengthen the research enterprise workforce. The goal of the convening is to enable practitioners in the research enterprise field to encompass both knowledge discovery and critical reflection on the ethical, political, economic, and emotional aspects of research practice and knowledge production. Ultimately, the conference will offer opportunities to stretch horizons and expand the capacity of the research enterprise to enhance and improve science.

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Risha RaQuelle
Principal Investigator

American Association of Geographers

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Risha RaQuelle

American Association of Geographers

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Emily Skop
Principal Investigator

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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Emily Skop

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Project Partners

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Resources

Understanding how we think about the concept of care

 

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An Ethos of Care

Emily Skop, Martina Angela Caretta, Caroline Faria and Jessi L. Smith offer other scholars engaged in research collaborations a pledge to help foster and sustain more equitable relationships. (Inside Higher Education paywall)

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14 Practices of Cultures of Care from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC-Berkeley: 1. Recognize that we all need care at some point, in some way 2. Develop a deep understanding of self in order to be in better relationship with others. 3. Share what you need in order to be cared for well. 4. Protect your (and other people's) time to rest 5. Practice vulnerability in ways that are reciprocal. 6. Cultivate intimacy. 7. Make connections between the micro and the macro. 8. Tend to your arhives. 9. Honor and recognize the leadership and knowledge of the people Indigenous to where you are. 10. Trust survivors. 11. Listen to you people. 12. Hold space for grieving; grieve in the ways that you need. 13. Nurture imagination. 14. Celebrate.

 

Othering and Belonging Institute about the Culture of Care

  • Care is an essential, immediate and practical way to create belonging.
  • Cultures of Care are practices that create belonging in the context of othering.
  • These practices center an ethos of collective care in the face of multiple forms of overlapping othering and oppression.
  • A Culture of Care is an affirmative, generative form of resistance and adaptation.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 2324401 and Award No. 2324402. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.