The hfes diversity committee: Challenges and opportunities for involvement

Erin K. Chiou, Abigail R. Wooldridge, Morgan Price, Euniqué Mosqueda, Rod Roscoe

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Abstract

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Diversity Committee met initially in January 2017, and on a regular basis thereafter to assess and improve diversity and inclusion in the society, profession, and discipline. Charged by president Bill Marras in 2016, the Committee replaced the Diversity Task Force established in 1994, and formally became a part of the Society's Internal Affairs Division. As part of the Committee's initial outreach, this panel will continue the conversation with society members about diversity and inclusion. Panelists will provide an overview of the Committee's charter, review historical trends and current status of member diversity, discuss previous successful programming for enhancing diversity and feature perspectives from students and professionals in academia, industry, government/military/aerospace and consulting. Committee members welcome feedback and input from attendees on the above topics, what inclusion and diversity means and how to balance the broader concept of diversity with focused activities for targeted groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages498-500
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Chiou, E. K., Wooldridge, A. R., Price, M., Mosqueda, E., & Roscoe, R. (2017). The hfes diversity committee: Challenges and opportunities for involvement. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 (pp. 498-500). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2017-October). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601608