Designing Successful Broadening Participation Programs Through Evidence-Based Approaches: Webinar

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ADVANCE and the Office of Research invite you to a special Webinar: Designing Successful Broadening Participation Programs Through Evidence-Based Approaches Tuesday, March 26th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. If you are interested in research and research practices around broadening participation in research, join us in Alumni Memorial Hall Conference Room 308 (over the President/Provost Suite). RSVP by Monday March 27


This session will challenge participants to incorporate evidence-based effective practices to design and/or assess hypothetical programs dedicated to broadening participation of underrepresented groups (broadly defined). In the context of facilitating teams in the development of ideas for funding, we are often familiar with effective practices and share them with program leaders and PIs developing programs. There are an increasing number of opportunities for funding and program development focused on broadening participation. This presenter will emphasize capturing diversity and inclusion programmatic elements and translating those elements so that program leaders and PIs can adapt and innovate in the context of their own program ideas.

Presenter: Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler

Across a 19-year career in research leadership and development, Dr. Knoedler has supported and encouraged researchers to lead paths of growth and expansion of their research programs, diversify research funding, and seek new research directions and partnerships. Dr. Knoedler specializes in crafting, leading and implementing initiatives of strategic value to research across all disciplines and a diverse range of research organizations. Dr. Knoedler is the former Executive Associate Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma. Within these roles, she partnered with faculty, students, and other investigators to significantly enhance the research enterprise, focusing on changing the research culture as well as assisting investigators in their efforts to develop more competitive research programs and proposals for external funding. Dr. Knoedler has worked with researchers, individually and within teams, to develop their ideas and research career trajectories across 3 major research universities: University of Oklahoma, Penn State University and the University of Notre Dame. She is also member of the National Science Foundation’s Business and Operations Advisory Committee and is Vice-Chair of NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), drawing a connection between the NSF’s commitment to broadening participation and the commitment to broadening participation from external audiences across the nation.