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This meeting is for anyone interested in exploring the literature about students’ sense of belonging in academic departments as a precursor to Dr. Catherine Good’s April 4th interactive seminar on the same subject. The following readings will be the focus of discussion at this meeting:

Good, C., Rattan, A., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Why do women opt out? Sense of belonging and women’s representation in mathematics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 700. 

Cheryan, S., Plaut, V. C., Davies, P. G., & Steele, C. M. (2009). Ambient belonging: how stereotypical cues impact gender participation in computer science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(6), 1045. 

This event is free, but REGISTRATION is appreciated.

The location is E19-607.

This meeting is organized by the Teaching + Learning Lab as part of the You Belong @MIT initiative, supported by a MindHandHeart Innovation Fund Grant.

Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.