[FUN_Mail] Gender and Race representation in textbooks discussion - June 2, 4 pm EST

Amy Jo Stavnezer AJStavnezer at wooster.edu
Tue May 30 11:30:00 UTC 2023


Hello FUN friends,

Do the textbooks you use have a balance of different genders and races represented? We know that students benefit immensely from seeing people like them in aspirational roles, yet, for many students, this may not be possible when reading neuroscience textbooks.

Join us June 2 at 4 pm EST<https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuyrpzwiE9NXcw4szmpRFxfzb_0CrZQe> as we continue thinking about ways to thrive in the changing landscape of higher education. This month we focus on representation in neuroscience textbooks.

Drs. Rachel Bristol and Shannon Eaton will discuss their ongoing efforts to quantify the racial and gender representation of images and illustrations in 10 of the most commonly used neuroscience textbooks. The discussion will include comparisons across standard images (like the diagram of the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems) as well as an overall comparison of gender and race across textbooks. Make more informed decisions about class materials for next academic year!

Friday, June 2, 4 pm (EST) registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuyrpzwiE9NXcw4szmpRFxfzb_0CrZQe

Here’s hoping your semester and grading are behind you or at least very close at hand by the time you join us this Friday!

Best,
Your FUN First Friday team
Shannon, Barbara, David and Amy Jo

________________________
Amy Jo Stavnezer, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
College of Wooster
Member, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience<http://funfaculty.org/>
Editorial Board, Journal for Undergraduate Neuroscience Education<http://funjournal.org/>
This email was sent at a time convenient for me.  Please do not feel any need to respond until your regular working hours.
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   Hello FUN friends,

   Do the textbooks you use have a balance of different genders and races
   represented? We know that students benefit immensely from seeing people
   like them in aspirational roles, yet, for many students, this may not
   be possible when reading neuroscience textbooks.

   Join us [1]June 2 at 4 pm EST as we continue thinking about ways to
   thrive in the changing landscape of higher education. This month we
   focus on representation in neuroscience textbooks.
   Drs. Rachel Bristol and Shannon Eaton will discuss their ongoing
   efforts to quantify the racial and gender representation of images and
   illustrations in 10 of the most commonly used neuroscience textbooks.
   The discussion will include comparisons across standard images (like
   the diagram of the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems) as well
   as an overall comparison of gender and race across textbooks. Make more
   informed decisions about class materials for next academic year!

   Friday, June 2, 4 pm (EST) registration
   Link: [2]https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuyrpzwiE9NXcw4sz
   mpRFxfzb_0CrZQe


   Here’s hoping your semester and grading are behind you or at least very
   close at hand by the time you join us this Friday!


   Best,

   Your FUN First Friday team

   Shannon, Barbara, David and Amy Jo


   ________________________

   Amy Jo Stavnezer, PhD

   Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology

   College of Wooster

   Member, [3]Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

   Editorial Board, [4]Journal for Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

   This email was sent at a time convenient for me.  Please do not feel
   any need to respond until your regular working hours.

References

   1. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuyrpzwiE9NXcw4szmpRFxfzb_0CrZQe
   2. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuyrpzwiE9NXcw4szmpRFxfzb_0CrZQe
   3. http://funfaculty.org/
   4. http://funjournal.org/


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