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Equity and Diversity Committee offers resources

At a recent meeting with departmental diversity representatives, the college’s Equity and Diversity Committee released a list of resources for departments as they work to foster diverse and inclusive climates.

View materials from the committee meeting with the diversity representatives.

PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS 

BREAKING THE BIAS HABIT
The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) offers a general 3-hour workshop about unconscious bias, covering race/ethnicity, gender, LGBT and disability issues to campus departments. Faculty and staff who complete the general 3-hour workshop will be eligible to participate in future 1-hour special topics workshops on more specific issues, such as “reducing bias in classroom teaching”, and “new implicit bias literature.” To explore participation in workshops for your department, please contact wiseli@engr.wisc.edu.

SEED (SEEKING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND DIVERSITY) SEMINARS
S.E.E.D. is a national project on inclusive curriculum coordinated by Peggy McIntosh and Emily Style. This seminar provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet in a safe and respectful environment to discuss and develop strategies for building inclusive curricula and classrooms. Using readings, videos, reflective writing and group work, we will discuss the impact of race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation and other defining aspects of our identity on teaching and learning. Contact: Dr. Seema Kapani, Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE), Div. of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement. (262-6284).

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
9-month long program where participants engage in weekly, sustained dialogue with campus colleagues to develop leadership capacities to effectively interact with members of our community across multiple social identities and build open, dynamic, and respectful working and learning environments for all. Facilitated small and large group dialogues, reflective writing, readings, and activities. Contact: Seema Kapani (LCICE). https://lcice.wisc.edu/

OFFICE OF TALENT MANAGEMENT, IN THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Provides faculty and staff, including supervisors, with a wide range of resources, including professional development and leadership to cultivate individual and organizational excellence, in order to create a healthy, inclusive, engaging work environment.

ENGAGEMENT, INCLUSION, AND DIVERSITY (EID) CONSULTATION & TRAINING
Susan Tran Degrand, EID Coordinator works with campus units to foster and create an engaging, inclusive and diverse academic and work environment. She provides consultation and training, including EID assessment, EID strategic planning, EID program implementation/evaluation. Contact: Susan Tran Degrand, susan.degrand@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7562

Searching for Excellence & Diversity®: Workshops for Faculty Search Committees Recruiting and Hiring Faculty

Diversity forum

Faculty and Staff Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Division of Student Life Diversity and Inclusion

RESOURCES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS/TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Graduate Assistants’ Equity Workshops
Workshops for graduate students who will hold assistantships (PA, TA, etc.). Covers Title IX, strategies, for inclusive instruction, accommodations, preventing sexual & intimate partner violence, other laws and policies, as well as utilizes performances from the Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness. Contact: Office for Equity and Diversity, 179 A Bascom Hall, 263-2378.

Graduate Student Diversity Training
The Graduate School is working to offer online training for graduate students, sponsor events related to diversity and inclusions, and other new initiatives. Contact: LaRuth McAfee, Asst. Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Funding in the Graduate School, laruth.mcafee@wisc.edu, 265-2906.

Improve Pedagogy for Teaching Assistants
Faculty submitted proposal, in partnership w/ ELPA, Afro American Studies and Sociology, to train doctoral students who are studying race, ethnicity, inequality and education; offer improved pedagogical training for graduate students who TA courses that deal with race, ethnicity and other forms of cultural difference; coordinate training across departments, while leveraging existing programs for doctoral students. Contact: Dept. of Educational Policy Studies, Prof. Bianca Baldridge (bbaldridge@wisc.edu), and Prof. Linn Posey-Maddox (lposey@wisc.edu).

“Teaching Race” workshops
Dept. of Sociology involved in workshops on issues in teaching about race, where a significant part of the discussion involved contextualizing the presentation of data on racial differences, as well as remembering the positionality of different students in the room. Contact: Dept. of Sociology, Professor Pam Oliver (pamela.oliver@wisc.edu)

RESOURCES FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING A NEGATIVE WORK CLIMATE (not a comprehensive list):

 OTHER INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES:

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