How to build more inclusive and welcoming Cognitive Science? An intergenerational crowd-sourcing session
The goal of our Affinity Group is to crowd-source concrete “tips and tricks” that members of our community (trainees, faculty, etc) have used within their professional lives for making their mentorship and research more inclusive to members of underrepresented and minoritized communities. Barriers to overcome range from active bias and geopolitical issues to sensory-motor disability barriers.
Our desired outcome is a comprehensive list of ideas and resources that the SPARK Society and Women in Cognitive Science Canada will share broadly with the cognitive science community and continue to update at its websites.
As a 2020 CogSci attendee, or member of SPARK, WiCSC/CSBBCS, or WiCS, you are being asked to complete this anonymous survey as part of our effort to crowd-source how to increase a collective sense of welcoming and belonging in our discipline.
The open-ended questions presented below are meant to prompt solution-oriented approaches for eliminating barriers within our discipline. You can focus on whatever aspects of each domain you wish, in whatever length or format that you wish. However, we request that your responses include NO IDENTIFYING information (i.e., please no names of individuals, institutions, or any other identifying information).
We focus first on tips and tricks for the classroom setting (from an instructor/teaching assistant vs. student perspective), then the laboratory setting (from a PI, postdoc, graduate student, or undergraduate student perspective), and finally with respect to our science.
Anonymous responses will be viewed by our organizational team only, to help us organize discussion at the session, to plan future sessions, and to generate a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to share with our community.