In support of the geoscience community’s attentiveness to developing a more inclusive culture that is resistant to harassment and discrimination, a collaborative effort to develop an anti-harassment/discrimination curriculum is underway. The curriculum is designed to be engaging and educative for undergraduate students, who may have little formal training in the terminology and concepts surrounding such topics, are likely to be unaware of policies and procedures regarding harassment, discrimination, and fraternization, are unlikely to know how to respond if they were to witness an incident of discrimination or harassment, and unlikely to know how to report incidents. Through this curriculum we seek to empower students, who might otherwise be vulnerable.
Undergraduate students participating in science, technology, engineering, or math summer research opportunities, or participating in short duration field campaigns such as geoscience field camps, etc.
Following instruction, participants will be able to:
Full Curriculum (Version 1.0) - Last Update: May, 2019
IRIS's Internship Program Handbook (Version 1.4) - Last Update: May 2019
Sample slides from a virtual version of the training faciliatated on June 10, 2020
Are you running this curriculum virtually with your students this summer?
If so, check out the sample virtual modifications (.docx file) have documented from various users. These may be helpful in considering how to adapt the curriculum to fit your needs. Also we would love to get feedback from your students on how he virtual implementation went! To accommodate this you can point your students to this anonymous survey, or download this pdf version to send to them. Responses can be tallied and returned to Michael Hubenthal (email@example.com). Data collected and shared with us should be anonymous. We will only be use the data for improving the curriculum.
Use and Feedback Encouraged! This curriculum is intended to be a community resource. Therefore feedback, input, and the development of new supplemental modules from others are strongly encouraged! To coordinate versions, please send contributions and feedback to Michael Hubenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd love to add you to the contributor list!
Michael Hubenthal - IRIS Consortium (email@example.com)
Daphne LaDue - University of Oklahoma
Martin Snow - University of Colorado, Boulder
*We are grateful for the pilot participants and external expert reviewers. All of their feedback has significantly improved of the curriculum.
This material is based upon work supported by NSF under Grant Nos. EAR-1852339, AGS-1560419, & AGS-1659878, and SAGE, which is a major facility operated by the IRIS Consortium and funded by NSF under award EAR-1851048 and earlier NSF awards.