Many SageFox team members are involved in a group we've called CIDER: Continuous Improvement through Data, Evaluation, and Research. The CIDER team is a key performance strategy within a larger project, Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students.)
The Engineering PLUS Alliance is recruiting partners to join networked communities that will build an inclusive infrastructure to drive the transformative, systemic and sustainable change needed to achieve 100K undergraduate and 30K graduate engineering degrees awarded annually to BIPOC and women students by 2026.
Key SageFox team members involved: Alan Peterfreund, Brie Johnson, Jordan Esiason, Mike Chery-Winder, Talia Goldwasser, Tyler Clark, and Rebecca Zarch
External partners: CSEdResearch (Monica McGill, Julie Smith and Jordan Williamson); Drexel University (Amy Slaton and Kayla Maxey); Northeastern University (David Kaili and Mohith Kota); and Rath Educational Evaluation and Research (Ken Rath and Ami Slater)
As a partners in the NSF INCLUDES Alliance, the CIDER team's mission is to achieve change through activities supported by well informed data and evidence. The CIDER team brings together a multidisciplinary effort to support the data-focused activities, research and evaluation of the Engineering PLUS Alliance. They are supporting the work by engaging their synergistic team of data scientists, researchers and evaluators (internal and external) and creating an infrastructure that supports both the formation and support of the Alliance and the work being done broadly to effect educational equity in the engineering education ecosystem. Here are a few examples of the work CIDER has brought to the table:
Data Landscape Framework Our intent was to create a “Landscape Report” that looks at the participation of people engaged in the engineering pathways (from K-12 through employment); the capacity of the ecosystem to support engineering education; the access historically underrepresented populations have to that ecosystem; and to the experiences of those populations.
Papers submitted to 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition by members of the CIDER team:
Examining an Equity-focused Collective Impact Project through the Lens of Alliance Members’ Prior Experiences / Rebecca Zarch, Monica McGill
Centering equity in an NSF engineering education Alliance: Considerations for complex, multi stakeholder work / Rebecca Zarch, Monica McGill
Engineering PLUS Alliance stEm PEER Academy for Faculty and Administrators: Transforming the National Engineering Education Landscape for Women and BIPOC Students / Jennifer Love, Claire Duggan, Jeffrey Xavier, Ami Slater, Ken Rath
NSF's Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Alliance Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under award HRD-2119930. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.