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Breaking the Bias Habit: College of Engineering
College of Engineering partnered with Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute to provide this workshop for faculty in 2016-17. The workshop, focusing on implicit racial bias, will demonstration how bias can influence interactions and assessments in classrooms and workplaces, despite strong commitments to equity and fairness.
Contact: Jennifer Sheridan, Jennifer.email@example.com, 263-1445.
Breaking the Bias Habit: WISELI
The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) offers a general three-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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See also: https://wiseli.wisc.edu/workshops/bbh-inclusive-campus/
Collaboration with Allies for Change
Cultural Diversity Awareness Training for Research Mentors
Training to advance the science and best practices of mentoring in order to increase access to high-quality mentoring relationships for university research students that will advance their success. There is a critical need for culturally aware mentoring (CAM) to guide faculty mentors to understand the sources and impact of bias on diverse graduate trainees to improve the training environment for students from underrepresented groups. As part of the National Research Mentoring Network funded by the National Institutes of Health, our diverse, transdisciplinary team created a novel intervention to increase mentors’ skills for interacting with mentees from different racial, ethnic and social backgrounds than the mentor.
Contacts: Angela Byars-Winston (email@example.com), Research Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), Culturally Aware Mentoring, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Center for Improvement of Mentor Experiences in Research.
Culturally Competent Practices for Working with Students of Color
Offers a set of culturally competent practices for working with students of color. Gave workshop to several L&S departments, providing cultural competency training for the SOAR Peer Advisors, and conducted a series of workshops with STEM faculty to promote cultural competency in their teaching and mentoring.
Contact: Rachel Winkle-Wagner, email@example.com, Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Diversity Dialogues: Pedagogy of Difficulty Dialogues
A process used by more than five thousand students and members of the community to bring together people who might not otherwise have contact. Includes structured, well-tested “warm up” activities designed to promote honest dialogue and active listening. The central focus is sharing and listening to each other’s difficult or awkward interactions related to diversity, and reflecting on how these interactions might have been handled differently.
Contact: Professor Steve Quintana, Department of Counseling Psychology, Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Equity Process for reducing bias and exclusion in planning processes
The Equity Process was developed by a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) and adopted by the School of Education Equity and Diversity Committee.
Contact: Professor Colleen Capper, ELPA, email@example.com
Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-being Consultation and Resources
The Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-being unit within the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is dedicated to providing high level consultation, support and resources to schools, colleges, divisions and units working to create healthy, equitable and inclusive policies, systems and environments for employees to engage, grow and thrive on campus. The core values of the Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-being unit encompass shared understanding, shared commitments, and expectations of how we engage in decision-making and approach our collective work. The unit will strive to center the following core values to guide our work: Care, Collaboration, Courage, Equity, Growth, Transformation and Transparency.
Contact: Susan Tran Degrand, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops
Workshops focusing on diversity, discrimination and harassment offered 17 times each academic year and covering 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. These workshops are open to UW–Madison teaching assistants (TAs), program/project assistants (PAs) and research assistants (RAs).
Contact: Luis Piñero, 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: Christopher Yue, Graduate School Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Funding, email@example.com, 608-263-5517.
Inclusive Teaching at UW–Madison
An inclusive and diverse environment is fundamental to excellence in teaching, research and service. The Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching (The Collaborative), in partnership with other cross-campus units, provides professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs that raise awareness about issues impacting the academic performance and well-being of students from marginalized groups, and in turn, provide instructors with knowledge and skills to teach more inclusively.
Professional development opportunities include:
- Delta workshops
- Teaching Inclusively and Equitably workshop series
- Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence program curriculum
- WISCIENCE workshops
Learn more: teachlearn.provost.wisc.edu/inclusive-teaching
Interventions to Reduce Racial Bias
Presentations on unconscious bias and prejudice reduction. She has provided consultation and in-service training to the Madison Police Department on this issue. Post-doc and others may be available to further develop studies for this campus.
Contact: Patricia Devine, Department of Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Faculty of Color
UW’s Junior Faculty of Color aims to build a supportive community where racially minoritized assistant professors can celebrate, support and share information with each other. Its structure is informal and based upon what the group wants. Please reach out to organizers Helen Lee, Percival Matthews, or Maxine McKinney de Royston with any questions.
This is a 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, Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence, lcice.wisc.edu
Learning & Talent Development
Human Resources provides numerous ongoing seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the year:
- Thrive@ UW – Provides important tools to help you communicate with others and gain a better understanding of yourself and your organization, including ‘Creating Inclusive Environments’, ‘Thriving in a Time of Change,’ and ‘Building & Managing Relationships.’
- Building Inclusion@UW – Provides organizational development around inclusion, diversity and engagement; including consultation, workshops and seminars.
- Fully Prepared to Manage – Provides specific supervisory and management skills ranging from personnel policies to interpersonal relationships.
- Fully Prepared to Lead – Develops your ability to positively influence people around you at any employee level.
- Conferences and Special Events – focus/topics vary depending on event, refer to website. All conferences include ‘tracks’ on inclusion, diversity and engagement relevant to the overall event focus/topic.
Contact: Lynn Freeman, PhD, Director, Learning & Talent Development, email@example.com ; (608) 890-4398.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Institutional Membership
The University of Wisconsin-Madison maintains an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), which provides all faculty, post doctoral fellows, and graduate students access to their resources. To activate your account, visit the website, click “become a member” and then select “UW-Madison” from the drop-down menu. Follow the instructions to activate your membership and access the resources.
Contact: Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org. Secondary faculty contact for anyone with questions from a faculty member perspective: Mindi N. Thompson, Ph.D., email@example.com.
Office of Talent Management
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.
Professional Development, Division of Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies offers an array of professional development courses and workshops, including:
- Listening for a Change: Skills for Dialogue
- Mastering Facilitation for Cross-Cultural Groups and Global Teams
- Leading and Managing from the Middle
- Leading for Racial Equity
- Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity
- Our Minds at Work: Diversity in Perceptual Thinking Patterns
Respect in the Workplace Workshop, Employee Assistance Office
Respect in the Workplace Workshop, Information Technology
Offered by the Division of Information Technology.
Contact: Jenny Kvistad, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-7882.
Scientifically Tested Ways to Promote Diversity and Inclusion
Workshops taught by Prof. Markus Brauer, Dept. of Psychology, email@example.com
Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Seminars
SEED 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). lcice.wisc.edu
Teaching Race workshops
The Department of Sociology is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Discussion Project
The School of Education has designed this professional development series to strengthen the campus’s capacity to create a welcoming, engaging, and academically rigorous classroom environment in which students can participate in robust discussions about sometimes-difficult subjects. Participants register for a six-session series, open to faculty and staff, with sessions meeting every two to three weeks. Registration is open for the spring.
For more information, visit discussion.education.wisc.edu
Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine
Offered by the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), session provides an introduction to the concept of unconscious bias that combines fundamental psychological approaches like stereotype threat, unintentional blindness, and selective attention, along with more classical diversity approaches with an emphasis on micro-advantages and micro-inequities. Also offered for community building and staff retreat.
Contact: Dr. Brian Gittens, Associate Dean for Human Resources, SMPH, email@example.com, 265-9441.
Workshops taught by Professor Morton Gernsbacher, Department of Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin School of Business Cultural Competence Workshops and Monthly Lunch & Learn
Initiatives connect research with experience and knowledge of faculty, staff, students and alumni to increase awareness and build community. Topics include unconscious bias, diverse cultures and traditions, and inclusive leadership.
Contact: Binnu Palta Hill, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Wisconsin School of Business, email@example.com, 263-3462.