The SEISMIC Collaboration is a collection of educators, researchers, students, student support staff, and more who work in higher education and have seen the persistent problem of inequity and non-inclusion in STEM education. Beginning in 2019, the consortium came together to address the challenges; building equitable and inclusive campuses must begin with admitting that our universities and fields need to change. The collaboration represents members from 10 public research universities in the United States that educate over 350,000 students each year.
Spring 2022 kicked off a new concept of holding "Weeks of SEISMIC" at each member institution. The "weeks of SEISMIC" are designed to promote awareness and membership, contribute to discussions around futher collaborations with colleagues at each and other institutions, and share the work already accomplished. Michigan State University was fifth in line to host the week, preceded by:
- University of California Irvine
- Purdue University
- University of Santa Barbara
- University of Michigan
Specific goals for the week at Michigan State University are to focus on accelerating progress for the Backchannel Project, preparing for a large SEISMIC grant submission this summer, and connecting more across the MSU STEM education community.