Starting in fall 2017, the HHMI Inclusive Excellence initiative at Oberlin mobilized a number of learning communities comprised of faculty and staff from across campus. These communities of practice are designed to encourage and enhance the emergence of new ideas and cultural approaches to tackle some of Oberlin's most-pressing questions of equity.
Participation in learning communities engages and empowers Oberlin employees in the change process, deepens their understanding of strategies for leading organizational transformation, and provides an avenue for cross-fertilization and mutual support across the College.
Work in the learning communities during years one, two and three of the HHMI grant has primed STEM faculty to take on change processes in their own departments through the Departmental Action and Reflection Teams (DARTs).
Marcelo Vinces, former Director of CLEAR, presents to a gathering of HHMI learning community members in Oberlin's StudiOC during the 2017-18 academic year.
Faculty and staff from Oberlin College, Kenyon College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Lawrence Technological University meet in Oberlin's StudiOC for the spring 2018 peer implementation cluster meeting.
Faculty and staff participating in the HHMI learning communities at Oberlin College gather in StudiOC for an update on the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative's ongoing projects at Oberlin.
Nicollette Mitchell, Director of CLEAR, and Marta Laskowski, Professor of Biology and Director of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant at Oberlin, present to the HHMI learning communities in StudiOC.
Five faculty and staff participating in HHMI learning communities at Oberlin College present to the rest of the learning community members in StudiOC.
Faculty and staff from Oberlin College and Kenyon College gather at Oberlin's StudiOC in August 2018 for the first Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching held in Oberlin.