All faculty are invited to:
A conversation with Claude Steele on “Churn: Life in the Increasingly Diverse World of Higher Education and How to Make It Work”
Friday, February 4, 2022
Join a conversation with acclaimed psychologist and university leader Claude Steele, who uses “churn” to describe the mental and physical stress we can feel in a situation over possibly being seen and treated in terms of bad images of our group. Senior diversity officers and faculty across the Faculty Advancement Network (of which Yale is a founding member) will engage Steele in the application of “churn” to faculty’s interactions at our universities—with chairs, with students, with postdocs, with search committees, with administrators, and of course, with each other. Following the program, participants will have an opportunity to discuss Steele’s advice in breakout rooms with peers.
Claude M. Steele is an American social psychologist and a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He is best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance. His earlier work dealt with research on the self (e.g., self-image, self-affirmation) as well as the role of self-regulation in addictive behaviors. In 2010, he released his book, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, summarizing years of research on stereotype threat and the underperformance of minority students in higher education.
This conversation is hosted by the Faculty Advancement Network, a consortium of 12 research universities dedicated to diversifying the American professoriate.
Conversation with Claude Steele on “Churn: Life in the Increasingly Diverse World of Higher Education and How to Make It Work”
January 25, 2022