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AACRAO CAUCUSES

Working in higher education means moving toward a more inclusive future, one where we integrate diversity and inclusion into our institutions at every level. AACRAO's Caucuses are networking and affinity groups designed to promote diversity and equity in higher education. AACRAO relies on member volunteers to support the mission and strategic plan for the organization. As current practitioners in the registrar, admissions, and enrollment management professions, our members apply best practices, develop new ways of thinking about and doing our work, and identify strategies for success on campuses.

Sharing experiences enhances the AACRAO knowledge base, increases the value of AACRAO membership, and allows members to grow and develop professionally. In addition to helping others in our profession, participating in a Caucus will enhance your professional growth as well. 

Caucuses fall under Committee Group 5: Access and Equity. All AACRAO members are eligible to join a caucus.

Upcoming Events

Origins of the STEM Gender Gap: Understanding the Impact of Gender Stereotypes from Preschooler to Professional

October 31, 2023

October 31, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Barriers to STEM form early for young girls, as gender biases associating science, math, and brilliance with men over women develop as early as age 6 and begin to affect girl’s interests, sense of belonging in STEM environments, and career aspirations. This talk will explore the emergence of gender stereotypes about STEM in childhood and how we can utilize knowledge of these origins to better address the barriers women face in higher education and the workforce. In addition, this talk will share research from both Developmental and Social Psychology which outlines interventions to improve women and girls’ interest and sense of belonging in STEM fields.

*the panel may be expanded to include additional panelists

Additional Resources:

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    Presenters:

    Melissa Manuel

    University Registrar, NEOM University

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    Cameron Hall

    PhD Student, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology

    Past Events

    Origins of the STEM Gender Gap: Understanding the Impact of Gender Stereotypes from Preschooler to Professional

    October 31, 2023

    October 31, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

    Barriers to STEM form early for young girls, as gender biases associating science, math, and brilliance with men over women develop as early as age 6 and begin to affect girl’s interests, sense of belonging in STEM environments, and career aspirations. This talk will explore the emergence of gender stereotypes about STEM in childhood and how we can utilize knowledge of these origins to better address the barriers women face in higher education and the workforce. In addition, this talk will share research from both Developmental and Social Psychology which outlines interventions to improve women and girls’ interest and sense of belonging in STEM fields.

    *the panel may be expanded to include additional panelists

    Additional Resources:

    View Recording

      Presenters:

      Melissa Manuel

      University Registrar, NEOM University

      A photo of Cameron Hall

      Cameron Hall

      PhD Student, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology

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