Teaching Equity-Centered Engineering: Development of a Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Equity

TEE Center

Presented by the Teaching Engineering Equity Center’s Tershia Pinder-Grover, Steven Skerlos, Sara Hoffman, and Lisa Lattuca.

Discover the future of engineering education with the Teaching Engineering Equity Center (TEE). Sponsored by the NSF, TEE is pioneering a transformative journey towards creating inclusive teaching environments where equity is at the heart of technical content and pedagogy.

TEE’s three key aims:

  • Develop an evidence-based framework for an equity-centered engineering curriculum.
  • Create a flexible library of DEI case studies and resources, seamlessly integrating equity concerns into technical courses.
  • Establish a replicable and adaptive training infrastructure for engineering instructors, fostering success for all students.

During this lecture, TEE Center leads provide insight into their approach and share their progress to date. This presentation is your gateway to engineering education that values inclusion, belonging and the development of equity-minded engineers.

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About the Panelists

Sara Hoffman

Sara Hoffman

DEI Curriculum Development Manager, Center for Socially Engaged Design

Sara Hoffman leads content development for the DEI Case Study Initiative and partners with Michigan Engineering faculty to implement cases in undergraduate engineering classrooms.
Lisa Lattuca

Lisa R. Lattuca

Director and Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

Lisa Lattuca studies how academic and disciplinary cultures shape faculty work and undergraduate students’ learning, and often collaborates with engineering colleagues in studying these issues in engineering contexts. She is a core faculty member in U-M’s Engineering Education Research program.
Tershia Pinder-Grover

Tershia Pinder-Grover, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin)

Tershia Pinder-Grover serves as the director of CRLT-Engin where she leads a team focused on advancing engineering education in the College of Engineering (CoE) through innovative programming, strategic partnerships, and cultivating individual relationships. In collaboration with Michigan Engineering administration, she provides leadership on educational priorities and customized programming, especially as it relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Steven Skerlos

Steve Skerlos, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Director, Center for Socially Engaged Engineering and Design

Professor Steve Skerlos works to develop technological and educational strategies that increase the sustainability and equity of engineered systems generated by a holistically trained workforce applying socially engaged engineering and design practices.