We propose six action-oriented opportunities for educators to improve diversity in the geosciences as individuals from their classroom to their institution by:
Advocating for institutional change
Incorporating diverse perspectives and authors in curricula
Teaching historical and sociopolitical contexts of geoscience information
Connecting geoscience principles to more geographically diverse locations
Implementing different communication styles that consider different ways of knowing and learning
Empowering learner transformation and agency.
Many educators do not know how (or lack confidence) to enact change as an individual. By providing clear points for action, educators will be more empowered to drive and improve the culture around them. This approach contributes to ongoing institutional- and community-level initiatives and calls for improvement.
Illingworth, S., Hall, C., Mohadjer, S., Koll, R., Otu-Larbi, F., & Poku, C. (2022, December). Actionable Steps to Improve Inclusivity and Diversity in the Geosciences in Higher Education. Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago, IL, US