Each school’s economics department, under some guidance from the UWE, will use the grant award to design their own set of interventions that will take the most advantage of the school’s resources and existing programs. The UWE provides a list of potential interventions based on previous research on the recruitment of underrepresented minorities into various disciplines. The UWE has also compiled a list of resources that economics departments at treatment schools and other interested institutions can reference. We hope that by using these suggested interventions, departments can better engage students in the study of economics by providing more complete information about the wide application of economics and by fostering stronger communities between students, mentors, professors, and professionals and researchers.
List of Interventions compiled by the UWE organizers based on the discussion at the November Planning Group meeting of the Board of Experts.