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A Business Leader Intervention to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in UW-Madison Classrooms
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Students identifying as members of historically marginalized groups may develop a greater sense of belonging and perform better in their courses when their classrooms have a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive climate. We examined this idea among UW-Madison students in selected STEM and non-STEM courses in the Spring of 2020. We implemented an intervention designed to foster students’ interest in getting to know individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. The intervention took place at the beginning of the semester and included a brief video of Wisconsin business leaders describing the importance of cultural competency and a short writing exercise where students were asked to reflect on the value of getting to know students from different social backgrounds. We then measured several outcomes related to classroom climate, intergroup attitudes and behaviors, and performance in the course later in the semester.
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College of Letters and Science (PSYCHOLOGY)-PSYCHOLOGY-GEN
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AbilityPerson(s) with a Disability
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EthnicityHispanic (Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicanx)
Transgender, Non-binary/genderqueer/gender fluid, Intersex, Stud/boi, Two Spirit, Not Listed
Bisexual/pansexual/fluid, Same gender loving, Two Spirit, Not Listed
American Indian/Alaska Native
Asian-Southeast (Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Laotian)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander