2019 Faculty Innovation Grant recipient Celia Pearce from CAMD, debuted “Room at the Top: A Game to Promote Diversity in Teamwork” at the 2019 RISE. “Room at the Top” is an interactive game that challenges the players to think and recognize their own unconscious bias and encourages creative teamwork and challenges more “traditional” problem-solving skills.
The Faculty Innovation Grant, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity and inclusion and the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development, funds new initiatives that advance academic priorities in relation to diversity and inclusion. Each year, this grant opens for new proposals that explore diversity and inclusion and further promote the importance of inclusion and equity at Northeastern.
This card game has made such an impression at Northeastern that it will be making another debut this fall: at Northeastern Orientation with game design undergraduates.