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.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2020. Subject to change.
Laws and Policies
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
- How to File a Discrimination Complaint ACCESSIBLE_09.2018 (Office of Compliance – pdf)
Affirmative Action, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
- II-303 Protected and Unprotected Expression in a Work-Related Setting
- Equal Opportunity – Complaint Processes and Resolution
Campus Resource Guide 2019 web-version (pdf document)
Child Abuse and Neglect
- UW–Madison Statement on Consensual Relationships II-307, Faculty Legislation, Faculty Senate Document 940, 6 April 1992 and Academic Staff Document 092, 13 April 1992
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
- The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to have in place certain security and safety policies, and to disclose certain crime statistics.
- UW-Madison Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
- UW-Madison Police Department Website
- A Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Safe Learning and Work Environment at UW-Madison: Responsibilities, Resources and Reporting Requirements – Spring 2018
- Mandatory Sexual Assault Reporting Requirement for All University Employees
- Faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and others who work directly with students at UW-Madison are required by Wisconsin law to report first-hand knowledge or disclosures of sexual assault. When a victim of sexual assault discloses his or her experience to you, please go to the corresponding link below and complete the Campus Incident Reporting Form.
- University Health Services offers helpful resources for individuals who have concerns about sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.
- University Health Services, Violence Prevention and Survivor Services and partners have published a resource guide, “Information for Faculty, Staff, and TAs: Sexual Assault, Dating Dating Violence, and Stalking” outlining steps to take if an individual discloses his or her experience to you.
- Emotional, medical, legal, and campus support for victims/complainants is available online here.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Guidelines on Sexual Harassment, Section 1604.11 Source: Federal Register November 10, 1980
- UW-Madison Office of Compliance, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Preventing Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence @ U.W. Madison
- University Health Services UMatter Suicide Prevention
- University Health Services At-Risk for College Students, an online, interactive educational program that builds skills in interacting effectively with students in distress.
Veterans and Military Service
McBurney Disability Resource Center
Disability Web Page Resource Directory