EIT in the WSKC

Gretal Leibnitz, Co-PI/Project Director, EIT Project

"As a small NSF-funded project, EIT is leveraging the WSKC to help us reach a broad audience of engineering faculty interested in crafting inclusive learning environments."







Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) is a 3 year professional development initiative for engineering faculty providing research-based, engineering-specific strategies for creating engaging, motivating educational environments that encourage the persistence and success of all students, especially women and other underrepresented students. 
Core strategies include "Live" and on-demand webinars that distill research-based, best practices; and translate findings into specific actions for educators; and easy adoption Action Checklists and other complementary resources. 
The EIT program was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF.gov) from 2012-2016 (award# 1203164). The 2015 project evaluation report provides more detail on the project.
EIT was led by Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), co-sponsored by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (HRD #1203164 GSE/DIF). 

The EIT program created a portfolio of ten publicly accessible webinars showcasing the work of social science researchers and Engineering master teachers.


Webinar titles include:

  1. Spatial Visualization: A Promising Intervention for Promoting Student Equity
  2. Unintended Bias: Recognizing and Reducing Unintended Bias in the Engineering Classroom
  3. Creating a Positive Climate for Learning: Dealing with Incivility and Conflict in the Classroom
  4. Active Learning: ‘Live' and Online 
  5. STEMming the Confidence Gap: Mitigating Social Judgement and Isolation
  6. Counteracting Stereotype Threat: Research-based Tools & Tactics
  7. The Power of Personal Vision: Linking Undergraduate Engineering Education and Professional Persistence
  8. Thriving vs. Surviving: A Four-Frame Model for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  9. Engineering Self-Efficacy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Encourage it!  
  10. How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

You can view all EIT webinars here.

Downloadable resources include succinct, "how-to" action papers, and a variety of helpful go-to online reference materials. Consider joining WEPAN to access all webinars and resources in their professional development series.

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Thanks to our webinar partner NAPE

The material on this site related to the EIT program is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 1203164. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.