OOLD has identified some resources on fighting racism, inclusive teaching, equity in the workplace, and facilitating conversations that we have found helpful. We invite members of the campus community to add to or critique this list and share what you have been reading, watching and listening to.
- Our colleagues from Mansfield Library have created a resources against racism page so we have tried not to include anything already listed there. Check it out!
- Inclusive Excellence for Student Success (IESS) is a student-centered office designed to support our diverse community and engage in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist efforts at UM.
- Review UM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan.
- Visit OOLD's Professional Development Website to find upcoming sessions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics
Resources to Support Inclusive Teaching
The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program, is hosting a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from March 23 - May 4, 2022 via edX. Join a community of over 2,000 faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff, and register for our online course this spring. By participating in this course, you will learn how to:
- Advance your awareness, self-efficacy, and ability to cultivate inclusive classroom environments;
- Support your development as a reflective, inclusive practitioner;
- Engage in reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts;
- Implement inclusive teaching methods in your classes which will remove common barriers and enhance learning in STEM for all students.
Thursday, March 3, 3-5 p.m., via Zoom (register in advance for link)
Reform sometimes gets a bad reputation — and for good reason. Decades of research finds that reform-minded change in organizations rarely leads to outcomes that can be sustained over time. And, when the desired outcome is related to equity, diversity, justice, or inclusion goals, reform efforts can be counterproductive if members do not also engage with underlying cultural tensions. This two-hour workshop is for leaders who are ready to go deeper with change— who want to collaboratively explore possibilities for redesigning the practices and systems by which we select and serve graduate students. Facilitators will lead us in 1) reflection about positive case studies of Ph.D. programs that have realized systemic change, 2) discussion about the applications to our own programs, and 2) planning to address a concrete equity challenge from a systemic perspective. Led and facilitated by Dr. Julie R. Posselt, USC
- from UC Davis Human Resources.
This edX course can help you learn how to recognize unconscious bias and lessen its impact in the workplace. In this course, you will:
- Build awareness to understand what unconscious bias is and why it matters.
- Understand the impact of unconscious bias at work and the impact it has on your decision making.
- Develop skills to help you recognize and take action to manage bias.
- Create a goal-setting plan to work toward becoming an inclusive leader by managing your unconscious bias.
Scientific meetings can be invigorating, promote the exchange of ideas, foster new collaborations, and provide opportunities to reconnect with existing colleagues. They form an essential part of the connective tissue for the global scientific enterprise. Scientists rely on them to develop networks and knowledge that are necessary to build a career in science. However, not all scientists have positive experiences when they attend scientific meetings. This guide presents some concrete recommendations for how to incorporate inclusion and equity practices into scientific meetings, from the ground up.