OREGON STATE ADVANCE Train-the-Trainer Program

 

The OREGON STATE ADVANCE Train-the-Trainer program is open to both ADVANCE and DPD Seminar graduates and Non-OSU participants.

Information For: OSU ADVANCE and DPD Seminar Graduates 

How to apply: Non-OSU Participants 

 

OSU ADVANCE and DPD Seminar Graduates

Dates

The ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer Program for OSU participants will take place from June 17-21, 2019.

Eligibility

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, Theatre 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 Cynthia Lopez, Project Manager, ADVANCE@oregonstate.edu

 

Non- OSU Faculty and Administrators

Dates

The ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer Program for non-OSU participants will take place from June 17-28, 2019.

Eligibility

The ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program for non-OSU participants is available on a first-come, first-served basis for all applicants from academic institutions. There are 15 seats available. People who might benefit from this training include tenure-track faculty, administrators, and professional faculty. We encourage collaborative pairings or teams of STEM faculty with faculty in Liberal Arts and Social and/or Behavioral Sciences disciplines whose work focuses on dismantling systems of oppression and advancing social justice.

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 particular attention to 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.

Week one will focus on the operations of gender, race/ethnicity, ability, social class, sexual identity, and religious difference in the context of an institution of higher education, with a particular focus on STEM disciplines. The seminar will ask you to apply what you learn to your own work context and spheres of influence to identify ways you can help the institution transform toward greater inclusivity, equity, and justice.

Week two 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, Theatre of the Oppressed exercises, skills practices, challenging questions, and personal storytelling. There will be time for reflecting and debriefing, and you’ll create an action plan focused on delivering ADVANCE seminar content in your sphere of influence.

Program Cost

The cost to attend the ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program is $3500 and includes all materials as well as breakfast and lunch on the training dates.

Lodging information and costs coming soon.

Application Process and Content

Non-OSU employees who would like to attend the ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program must submit an application containing the following information:

  1. Contact information. 
  2. A two-page curriculum vitae. 
  3. A statement of interest and intent of up to 750 words.

Please send your completed application to Cynthia Lopez, Project Manager, ADVANCE@oregonstate.edu.

Completed applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full, with a final application deadline of December 14, 2018.