AAAS SEA Change is excited to invite you to our series of discussions about the implications of Talking About Leaving Revisited. Talking about Leaving Revisited discusses findings from a five-year study that explores the extent, nature, and contributory causes of field-switching both from and among STEM majors, and what enables persistence to graduation. The book reflects on what has and has not changed in the past three decades, since publication of Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. The authors of each chapter collaborate to address key questions, drawing on findings from each related study source: national and institutional data, interviews with faculty and students, structured observations and student assessments of teaching methods in STEM gateway courses. Pitched to a wide audience, engaging in style, and richly illustrated in the interviewees’ own words, this book affords the most comprehensive explanatory account to date of persistence, relocation and loss in undergraduate sciences.
The series of online events will offer the STEM education community an opportunity to reflect on the findings of the book with the authors of Talking about Leaving Revisited. Conversations will focus on the implications of the book for efforts to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM higher education.
Registration for the TALR events is open to all who are interested – SEA Change Membership is not required to participate in this SEA Change Institute offering. You can find these events on the SEA Change events page here. Please follow the links below to register for each event individually.
Webinar 1: Why we are still Talking about Leaving
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 11am-12pm EST
Webinar 2: Entering an uneven playing field
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11am-12pm EST
Webinar 3: STEM learning experiences and their consequences
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11am-12pm EST
Webinar 4: Dysfunctions of the STEM weed-out system
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11am-12:15pm EST
Webinar 5: Dimensions of STEM persistence
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11am-12:15pm EST