Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety concerns regarding face-to-face professional development opportunities, the Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops will be offered virtually in the spring semester of 2021. You can find the spring 2021 schedule of workshops and register in the OHRD Catalog.

The Graduate Assistants’ Equity Workshops (GAEWs) focusing on diversity, discrimination and harassment are offered 17 times each academic year by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement in conjunction with campus partners.  These sessions are open to Teaching Assistants (TAs), Program/Project Assistants (PAs) and Research Assistants (RAs).

Participants receive information about relevant laws, policies, regulations and resources; explore the practical application of these policies to learning, teaching, and work environments; and engage in conversations designed to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and excellence through diversity.  The GAEWs promote the development of competencies that sustain and strengthen UW-Madison’s position of preeminence in research and higher education and advance critical campus strategic priorities.  Teaching Assistants cannot be reappointed for more than one semester unless they have completed this professional development program

For questions about the sessions, please email Luis Piñero.

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Updated: Jan. 04, 2020. Subject to change.

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Laws and Policies

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, Campus Climate Update Report, Fall 2018

Please read these materials prior to attending a training session. You do not need to bring printed copies of these materials to the session.

Office for Equity and Diversity

Affirmative Action, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

Campus Resource Guide 2019 web-version (pdf document)

Child Abuse and Neglect

Consensual Relationships

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989

English as a Second Language

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Religious Accommodations


Sexual Assault

Sexual Harassment

Suicide Prevention


Veterans and Military Service

McBurney Disability Resource Center

Disability Web Page Resource Directory