The following Purdue faculty and staff are affiliated with the TransSTEM Center through their participation as members in the STEM Faculty Community of Practice in Equity and Privilege. Dr. Fatma Mili facilitates the Community of Practice.
Our Resilience Covey is currently comprised of faculty, staff, and others from Purdue University, CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Virginia Tech, Bucknell University, University of Minnesota-Mankato, Olin College, James Madison University, and Clemson University. We communicate via e-mail and videoconference, as well as semi-annual retreats, to develop mindsets and practices that will lead to greater diversity in each of our learning environments. Here is an excerpt from our manifesto:
We believe effective citizens will need to integrate theory and practice that allows them to experiment with new ways of living. We all need to become innovators, systems thinkers, and continuous learners who honor natural diversity. We admit that we are part of the problem we wish to solve, but resolve to be the change we wish to see in academia. We must learn to intervene in academic systems in a way that both respects existing values, embodies new paradigms and causes change. We need to find within ourselves authenticity, benevolence, empathy, mindfulness, courage, joy, creativity, perseverance, and openness. It is our intent to prepare youth and ourselves to honor the whole of nature and empower one another to create equitable social contracts.