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The ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program for OSU participants is available to all OREGON STATE ADVANCE Seminar graduates as well as all graduates of the 60-hour Difference, Power, and Discrimination seminar.

Program Description

The OREGON STATE ADVANCE Seminar has been the centerpiece of our NSF Institutional Transformation (IT) grant project. It is an interactive learning experience centered on analyzing the operations of difference, power, and privilege in higher education, with a particular focus on the STEM disciplines. The seminar provides opportunities to explore structural inequities within the university and to imagine a transformed future in which institutional structures and personal behaviors are both professionally and personally life-affirming for people across their differences.

The one week Train-the-Trainer program will be offered to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis. It will focus on both the theoretical underpinnings of the seminar and the pedagogical methods used to deliver the content such as large and small group discussions, short videos, Theater of the Oppressed exercises, skills practices, challenging questions, and personal storytelling. As in the seminar, there will be time for reflection and debriefing. You will create another action plan focused on delivering ADVANCE seminar content in your sphere of influence.

The Application Process

OSU applicants will be asked to provide the following information:

  1. Name and position
  2. Did you participate in ADVANCE or DPD?
  3. Please describe your ADVANCE Action Plan or DPD course you developed.
  4. How would you like to use the ADVANCE train the trainer program to further develop the work that came out of the ADVANCE and/or DPD seminars (related to curriculum development or action plan)?
  5. Given that this program is intended to prepare future ADVANCE facilitators, how do you see this as fitting in with your work? What kind of commitment can you give to being involved going forward?

To think about in preparation for the training: How does this work help ADVANCE meet its goals of diversifying STEM faculty?

For More Information

Contact Janette Byrd, Project Manager, [email protected]