In 2021, President Biden signed five executive orders related to equity, some on his first day in office. In his executive orders, the term equity “means the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.” In the President’s “Whole-of-Government” Justice40 initiative, he set a goal that the Federal government make it a goal that “40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.” As defined by HHS, environmental justice is linked to health equity issues such as energy poverty, safe drinking water and sanitation, and unhealthy air pollution levels. During this workshop, students will gain a better understanding of equity and how to assess equity in science and technology policy when analyzing the status of equity in current programs, changes to those programs, and potential new policies.
In this “learn by doing” class, students will enhance their understanding of:
- How equity, justice, inclusion, and underserved communities are defined
White House and federal agency equity policies
Community concerns about equity issues in some federal policies
Equity challenges and opportunities in science & technology policy including research, programs, and STEM education
Importance, and methods for, community engagement on equity issues
Equity measurement in program evaluation and policy analysis
Available data sources and tools to assess equity
Methods to communicate the results of an equity analysis
Class Hours: Class will meet virtually from 10AM to 4PM Eastern Time.
Coaching (Optional): At students' option, they may participate in 30 minutes of private coaching, which will be scheduled at a day/time convenient for students. During virtual coaching calls, students can receive guidance on the science and technology policy topic of their choice including feedback on the work they developed during the class, advice about applying the lessons learned to their work, and career advice about working in science and technology policy. How to sign up for coaching calls will be discussed with students at the end of each class day.
What is equity and equity analysis?
How is equity integrated or not integrated into today’s public policy?
What equity challenges and opportunities does the science & technology policy enterprise face?
How do we assess the status of equity now and in the future in policy, programs, and initiatives?
What data sources and tools are available to assess equity in research, community engagement, and STEM education?
How do we communicate the results of an equity analysis?
Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 1.4 CEUs.
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- Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.
- All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.