Assembling these words was difficult. I send them to the world driven by hope that we can use the difficult semester ahead as an opportunity to reorient the cultures of our classrooms, and correct the long-standing practices that have excluded so many.
Encouraging a sense of belonging among underrepresented students is key to their success in STEM fields (opinion)
Kerstin Perez (⁦⁩): β€˜The persistent myth that underrepresented students leave science because they cannot keep up with rigorous standards reflects an unwillingness to grapple with the truth that it is we, the instructors, who must change.’