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ERIC Number: EJ1174630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Building LGBTQ-Inclusive Chemical Engineering Classrooms and Departments
Butterfield, Anthony; McCormick, Alon; Farrell, Stephanie
Chemical Engineering Education, v52 n2 p107-113 Spr 2018
Despite recent advances in LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) equality in the United States and in many countries around the globe, LGBTQ+ students on college campuses still experience bias, hostility and discrimination. Engineering departments on campus in particular have been slower than other departments to respond to efforts to effect a positive change for LGBTQ+ individuals. Researchers and practitioners began working together in 2015 to advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in engineering classrooms and workplaces. This paper presents research-informed promising practices for creating LGBTQ+-inclusive climate in engineering departments. The specific focus is on strategies that can be adopted by individual faculty members to support LGBTQ+ inclusion for engineering students in academic spaces.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: EEC1539140