Embedding DEI: Preparing a Diverse and Inclusive Next Generation Workforce

The general criteria for accrediting engineering programs have evolved to incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as related to faculty and the curriculum. This workshop will engage participants in meaningful dialogue to prepare for the new accreditation process. We will explore best and promising practices to develop a blueprint and a roadmap to incorporate the principles of DEI into an engineering program and to identify resources available at the institution. If you are a faculty or administrator seeking strategies and resources to both achieve engineering accreditation and prepare the next generation workforce, this is the workshop for you. Using an interactive and engaging approach and leveraging my experience as an administrator at a research-intensive higher education institution, we will explore ways to leverage institutional resources to engage faculty, improve student outcomes, and enhance curricular design to prepare students for success.