Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making [JSCI]

Discover our latest publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, «Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making: A Reflective Activity Study.» This paper delves into a workshop with diverse participants, emphasizing the need for robust participation and knowledge sharing in STEM education and DEI. By operationalizing TDC, we aim to foster equitable and innovative policy development. Presented at WMSCI 2023, this research underscores the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for societal impact. Read more about our findings and acknowledgments, and access the full paper.
Cover page of the paper titled "Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making: A Reflective Activity Study" by Cristo Leon, published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2024.

Exciting Announcement: Publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

I am thrilled to share our latest publication in the esteemed Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics. The paper, «Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making: A Reflective Activity Study» (León, 2024), is now available for readers.

Paper Abstract:

This paper reports on a workshop. Participants represented a cross-section of academia, nonprofits, federal agencies, and the general public, focusing on STEM Education, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and traditionally underrepresented groups (TUG). The paper delineates the protocol for eliciting robust participation and facilitating knowledge sharing. Subsequently, it scrutinizes the outcomes of these interactive discussions, culminating in an analysis of the broader implications of the activity. A significant finding emphasizes the pressing need for greater dissemination and divulgation by successful programs. A pivotal question underpinning this study is: How can Trans-Disciplinary Communication (TDC) be operationalized to foster equitable and innovative policy development in STEM fields? This inquiry fosters actionable steps and constructive dialogue toward achieving equity-driven systems change.]

Presented at WMSCI 2023:

The Virtual Second Meeting of The International Association FOR Trans-Disciplinary Communication (AFTC) (León & Lipuma, 2023)

The First Meeting of the  International Association FOR Trans-Disciplinary Communications (AFTC) (León, 2023)

Read Our Paper

You can access our paper in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 179-192, 2024. Read here

Acknowledgments

The contributions of this interdisciplinary team, bolstered by the NSF Includes Network and mentors such as Dr. Nagib Callaos, establish a solid foundation for research aimed at broader societal impact. As the dialogues draw close, participants express their emotional and moral investment in confronting systemic inequities. Crafting universally beneficial policies—especially in institutionally diverse settings like New Jersey—reinforces the need for sustained engagement and dialogue among various stakeholders.

Peer editor: Dr. James Lipuma, Senior University Lecturer, Director of Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research (CLEAR), Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation. Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology assisted as the peer-editor.

Non-anonymous peer reviewer: Edgar Meritano, Department of Sciences and Arts for Design, Research and Knowledge, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Mexico.

Nonblind Peer-Reviewers: Marcos Cabobianco, Jefe de trabajos prácticos (Historia). Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina.

Disclosure of Support Statement of Contributions (DSSC)

No conflict of interest pertains to the research presented above. You can see the

full DSSC in this link: https://osf.io/ku32f

ORCID

Cristo Leon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-0179

Copyright

© All rights reserved. Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, 2024

Sources

León, C. (2023, September 15). Leveraging Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making [Virtual Presentation] [Virtual Presentation via Zoom]. The First Meeting of the  International Association FOR Trans-Disciplinary Communications (AFTC), Virtual Conference. https://njit-edu.zoom.us/j/98521481295?pwd=TnNYZkoybkRaMnhSS3l6aldudEp3Zz09

León, C. (2024). Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making: A Reflective Activity Study [JSCI]. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 22(1), 179–192. /Research/Collaboration & Convergence. https://doi.org/10.54808/JSCI.22.01.179

León, C., & Lipuma, J. (2023). WMSCI 2023—Abstracts Proceedings [JSCI]. WMSCI 2023 – Abstracts Prceedings, 35. /Research/Collaboration & Convergence. https://www.academia.edu/107745793/WMSCI_2023_Abstracts_Prceedings

Citation

When citing this paper, use this format:

León, C. (2024). Trans-Disciplinary Communication for Policy Making: A Reflective Activity Study. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 22(1), 179–192. https://doi.org/10.54808/JSCI.22.01.179