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2019 SEA Change Institutional Workshop
8:00 AM08:00

2019 SEA Change Institutional Workshop

Join us for the 2019 AAAS SEA Change Institutional Workshop! This meeting is designed for institutional teams currently participating in SEA Change pilot cohort 2 as well as all who are interested in learning more about institutional involvement in SEA Change. The workshop will highlight the foundational premise of SEA Change, the timeline for preparing applications, the self-assessment process, and provide tools useful for developing action plans.

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12:30 PM12:30

Deadline for Letter of Intent

Any institution wishing to submit an application in the 2nd Wave of the pilot needs to provide a formal Letter of Intent (LOI) to on or before May 24, 2019.

Submitting an LOI does not obligate the institution to submit an application. It simply allows SEA Change staff to have time to recruit suitable peer reviewers for the application.

An example LOI is available in the SEA Change digital community at AAAS Trellis Communities.

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7:30 PM19:30

New version of Award documents released

UPDATE: Documents are now available!

SEA Change will provide revised versions of the Institutional Award handbook and self-assessment guidelines, as well as a revised peer-review rubric, on or before April 20. These revisions reflect lessons learned from the 1st Wave pilot institutions that received Institutional Bronze Awards in 2019.

All updated materials related to the SEA Change Awards and the initiative in general are available on the SEA Change digital platform hosted by the AAAS Trellis Communities. This new platform is currently in implementation phase, so it is easiest to join via instructions provided by contacting

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12:00 PM12:00

August Webinar

The August webinar for SEA Change will be pre-recorded, and released on this date! The event will be updated with a link to the video.

UPDATE: The webinar is now available at 

 SEA Change staff answer questions from the pilot institutions and other stakeholders. 

Questions include:

~What do we mean by disaggregated data? 

  • Also check out this excellent piece on data and disaggregating data here in the NSF INCLUDES Open Forum  Reflecting On Our Roots Part 15 - Data 
  • Note that while using university leadership is a good way to demonstrate what happens when trying to balance disaggregating data with preserving privacy, that particular group may not be a privacy issue because their names, bios, and photos are likely on the institution's website.

~Why did we define intersectionality as we did?

  • References will be added to the Handbook, and are included here for your benefit:
    • Malcom, Hall, and Brown. (1976). The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science. AAAS Report no. 76-R-3 
    • Malcom, Malcom, Ong, Wright, Espinosa, Orfield, and Reyes. (2011). "Symposium - Unraveling the Double Bind: Women of Color in STEM." in Harvard Educational Review v. 81, no. 2.  In particular, Malcom and Malcom's "The Double Bind: The Next Generation." 
    • Crenshaw, Kimberle. (1989). Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1989: Iss. 1, Article 8. Available at: 

~Should self-assessment teams who would like to include medical and health science departments in their application include basic STEM departments within health professional schools, or also include clinical departments?

~Why aren't we requiring the inclusion of medical schools or health science centers from the very beginning in the pilot?

~Do pilots have to include the criteria about student populations for their initial application?

~How will pilot institutions be asked to submit their applications? What format should they be in, what size, how many graphs and figures, and what about hyperlinks?

For any new questions for a September seminar, please submit here! 

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2:00 PM14:00

Informational Webinar

For institutions in the pilot and second wave, we present a webinar detailing "Next Steps."

  • How do you use Trellis to get information about SEA Change?
  • What are the next steps in the self-assessment process?
  • How can we get a "critical friend" for our institution?

We will endeavor to answer these questions, as well as others you may have.

UPDATE: a recording is available at 

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