Fostering Cohort Recruitment (FCR) Virtual Forum (February 23-24, 2022)
The goal of the FCR Virtual Forum was to galvanize the wider scientific community around the success of cohort recruitment models geared toward enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) for faculty.
Held over two half-days, the Virtual Forum continued the discussion from the Achieving Equity in Faculty – Pros and Cons of Cohort Recruitment event held in December 2021 and explored the following topics:
- faculty cohort recruitment adoption and dissemination
- the impact of faculty cohort recruitment on DEIA
- successful faculty cohort recruitment practices and potential barriers
- methods to effectively evaluate both implementation and outcomes.
Opening Remarks for the FCR Virtual Forum, Day 1
Session 1: Leadership Viewpoints on Creating Culture Change Through Cohort Recruitment
David A. Acosta, M.D.
David A. Acosta, M.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges.
Session 2: Successes & Challenges of Cohort Recruitment as Part of the Larger DEIA Mission
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D.
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of the South (“Sewanee”).
Opening Remarks for the FCR Virtual Forum, Day 2
Shirley M. Malcom, Ph.D.
Shirley M. Malcom, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the CEO and Director, SEA Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Session 1: Identifying Resource Needs for Cohort Recruitment and Professional Development
Michelle M. Camacho, Ph.D.
Michelle M. Camacho, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego.
Session 2: Tracking Cohort Outcomes - Collecting Data on the Experiences of Faculty Members
Carla Freeman, Ph.D.
Carla Freeman, Ph.D., Goodrich C. White Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Executive Associate Dean in the Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Emory University.