TEAM-UP Implementation Workshops

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As a next step to the launch of our very successful report, The Time is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics & Astronomy, the TEAM-UP project is organizing two workshops, several months apart to help departments begin implementing the report’s recommendations. Additionally, the TEAM-UP project will work with departmental teams before and after the workshops to provide resources, support, and community engagement.  

TEAM-UP Implementation Workshops: 

  • Workshop 1 (virtual) – January 28-29, 2021 
  • Workshop 2 (virtual) – July 29, 2021

Participating Departments: 

  • Physics and astronomy departmental teams (Teams should include students, faculty and/or administrators at various levels)
  • Departments committed to tackling barriers to African American student belonging and success in their departments using the TEAM-UP Report recommendations
  • Departments wanting help to build a framework for plans and actions that focus on African American student outcomes 

Benefits to the Department

During the TEAM-UP report implementation workshops physics and astronomy departments will gain the following: 

  • A deeper understanding of the findings and recommendations in the TEAM-UP report 
  • Support in examining departmental environments and practices that contribute to or detract from African American student success 
  • A better understanding of racial equity in academic settings 
  • Support in building strategic frameworks for action plans to attract and retain African American students through bachelor’s degree attainment 
  • Learn about and become eligible to receive resources to undertake this work. 
  • Opportunity to integrate and expand on work done with APS IDEA, SEA Change, and EP3. 

Questions? Please contact Arlene Modeste Knowles, [email protected] 

This effort is generously supported by a grant from:


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