Equity & Diversity Toolkit Resources
This document contains links to resources referred to in the Graduate School Centers and Institutes Equity and Diversity Toolkit.
National on-line recruitment resources:
Diversity Resources Minority Recruitment Sites A source for many different minority recruitment links.
Diversity Search Career Development and job search site with searchable databases with extensive links.
NOURAGES (National Coalition of Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups in Engineering and Science.
WorkplaceDiversity.com The Source for Diversity Talent is a career web site for corporate and executive recruiters who want to reach experienced, high caliber diversity candidates.
Black Issues in Higher Education Black Issues in Higher Education is the nation's only news magazine dedicated exclusively to minority issues in higher education. Subscribers include university presidents, deans, professors, researchers, student services directors, as well as HR professionals and AA officers.
American Association of People with Disabilities AAPD is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan,cross disability organization in the United States. Among the organization's purposes are furthering productivity, independence, full citizenship and total integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of life.
Affirmative Action Register The National EEO recruitment publication directed to females, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons, as well as to all employment candidates. Can be searched by employer name, state or title.
Association for Women in Science The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) was founded to expand educational and employment opportunities for women in sciences.
HireDiversity.com The Nation's leading online service for diversity recruitment and career development.
Recruitment of senior citizens An estimated two million individuals aged 50 to 74 are willing, able, and seeking employment.
Resource for Cultural Diversity at Work This site has more than 1,000 diversity articles, tools and resources.
Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) encourages women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.
Campus recruitment resources:
Graduate School Office of Diversity Resources The working mission of this office is to promote a diverse and inclusive graduate community by helping departments and programs recruit, mentor, and graduate targeted minority students.
Equity and Diversity Resource Center (EDRC) EDRC’s primary goals are to: (1) provide leadership and consultation to develop and implement equity and diversity strategies throughout the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2) assist faculty, staff, and students to develop learning and work environments that promote excellence and respect; and (3) coordinate campus compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity requirements. Ph. (608) 263-2378.
WISELI The Women In Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) is a centralized, visible administrative structure with a mission to address a number of impediments to women’s academic advancement. WISELI’s several initiatives involve providing workshops, on-line resources, formal and informal networking groups as well as other programs to address priority issues. Ph. 263-1445.
OHRD/Cultural Linguistic Services The mission of CLS is: (1)Build a bridge of communication between employees and managers/supervisors. (2) Identify professional development and learning opportunities for employees with Limited English Proficiency. (3) Provide support to University employees and managers/supervisors to address workplace climate and culture issues. (4) Provide a variety of translation services for employees and departments.
Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WISCAMP) Molly Carnes & Doug Henderson, Co-PIs, Executive Director, Manuela Romero. Wisc-AMP brings together 21 public and private institutions of higher education in Wisconsin committed to collectively doubling the number of underrepresented minority students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science and engineering majors. Ph. 263-3118.
Provost's campus climate site University of Wisconsin-Madison climate home page from the Provost's office.
Improving Climate From Where You Are Right (ppt) This link will download a 2002 PowerPoint presentation by Kathleen Paris, Office of Quality Improvement and Don Schutt, Director, Office of Human Resource Development.
Operating Principles Develop operating principles or a strategic plan that defines core values of the unit.
Climate Training Workshops (pdf) A list of climate-related workshops available through various campus offices.
Tools for Effective Leaders Define tools and activities needed to make changes necessary in your unit.
Interfaith calendar Consider religious holidays when scheduling events.
Climate measurement resources:
Climate Surveys in the Graduate School - this folder doesn't exist
- Committee on Diversity Initiatives (Admin + RSP)
- Biotechnology Center
- Institute on Aging
- Space Science and Engineering Center
Climate surveys elsewhere Links to climate surveys and initiatives at other universities.
How to establish listening groups A site that describes what happened at Campus Days of Listening and Discovery.
How to establish a dialogue - a thinking together process (ppt) See "Improving Climate From Where You Are Right Now", a 2002 PowerPoint presentation by Kathleen Paris, Office of Quality Improvement and Don Schutt, Director, Office of Human Resource Development.
American Association for Higher Education Resources to assess climate.
Academic Climate: Addressing the Climate for Women in Academia References for assessment, and survey tools, statistics and examples of best practices at other institutions.
Other climate resources:
Climate articles. Read and discuss articles on improving climate - determine what is needed in your unit. Ref: for pertinent articles.
Degrees of Difference: Culture Matters on Campus This site describes a 1998 video that explores what diversity means on campus.The video (24 m) is available from the School of Education.
Association of American Colleges and Universities Diversity Resources online for improving campus climate.
School of ED CASI Academic Staff Resource Site Units may want to consider linking to this site or creating their own resources page for their staff.
Assess and Improve Performance Evaluation Practices The Graduate School Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) provides a report, sample tools and recommendations on best practices.
Related Equity and Diversity Documents:
NAS Issues Report on Gender Bias A report released by the National Academy of Scientists recommends that higher education organizations should look into creating an interinstitutional monitoring organization to help eliminate gender bias for women in academic science.
Professional development resources:
Establish a Unit Policy on Professional Development Samples from School of ED CASI- departmental professional development policy statements.
Graduate School CASI - Professional Development Workshops The Graduate School CASI provides information on related issues such as orientation, networking, professional development, performance evaluations, promotions, job security, etc.
SOE CASI Ambassador Program The School of Education's program to orient new academic staff.
SOE Career Path Program The School of Education's resource site and professional development guidelines.
Equity and Diversity Resource Center (EDRC) Learning Communities Leadership Institute, SEED, Student SEED, SEEDED, Excellence through Diversity Institute.
EDRC/McBurney/OHR/TAA - Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops (offered since 1990).
The McBurney Disablity Resource Center The McBurney Center's mission is to assist in creating an accessible university community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment. McBurney staff partner with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure recognition of their abilities, not disabilities.
Funding for Professional Development:
Grants Net One-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education; includes national and international, supported by HHMI and AAAS.
Graduate School Research Resources & Funding Opportunities
Academic Staff Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC) Lists various awards and grants available to Academic Staff
OHRD--New Employee Orientation Web Site Includes a virtual campus tour, campus resources links, and tips for managers needing to create an orientation program for their units.
School of Education CASI Ambassador Program for New Academic Staff Learn more about orientation offered to new Academic Staff arrive on campus in the School of Ed.
Campus and Other University Resources on Mentoring:
Academic Staff Mentoring Program This program is designed for academic staff members who wish to be mentored in either a specific topic or in career development in general.
Council for Non-Represented Classified Staff This site contains information on a mentoring program and professional development, including various workshops.
Graduate School- Graduate Student Professional Development This site provides funding opportunities and other resources for graduate students.
Graduate School – A Guide to the Postdoctoral Experience Provides funding opportunities, community links and other resources for graduate students.
UW-Madison Provosts – Faculty Mentoring, Development, and Tenure This site contains contact people and resources related to faculty mentoring.
Women Faculty Mentoring Program This site offers information and resources that build upon the work of departmental mentoring relationships.
WILMA (Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance) This program provides women in linguistics (students and faculty) with mentors to help them with general survival skills and advice.
Articles on How to be a Mentor/How to receive good Mentoring:
Mentoring: Report of the Mentoring Workgroup (pdf) This substantial report was created in 2002 by the New York State Department of Civil Service and the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations. It describes successful programs in use in New York State, provides straightforward tips for good mentoring, and gives a helpful bibliography of additional resources. A good one-stop resource.
Mentoring: Teaching What It Means to Be a Leader Scientist Terry Little describes the ways he has provided informal mentoring to his co-workers and identifies its usefulness.
How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students at a Diverse University At this site, you can choose to download a pdf aimed at a graduate student audience, this guide from the University of Michigan helps individuals be proactive in getting the mentoring they need and want.
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 1997. While the focus is on mentoring within the student-adviser relationship, this book provides concrete examples of mentoring within the sciences and engineering (this site shows pages in the book).
Characteristics and Challenges in Academic Mentoring (pdf) Graduate Quarterly, 2000, vol 10(1), pp 6-11. This short article from UCLA’s graduate publication provides a quick overview of student-adviser mentoring.
How to Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty in a Diverse University At this site, you can choose to download a pdf that emphasizes student-adviser relationships, but also provides a lot of “how tos” for mentors who are new to mentoring and committed to diversity of all kinds.
Mentoring in Engineering Workshop (PAESMEM/Stanford School of Engineering June, 2004). The full workshop proceedings are available at the workshop website in both pdf format for printing and html format for Web viewing.
E-mentoring for women in engineering and the sciences-Mentor.net About 3000 students participate nationally, mostly women undergraduate engineering majors. They want more grads to participate and they are recruiting mentors w/advanced degrees in industry and at colleges and universities.
About.com website A link that provides guidelines, the purpose of exit interviews and sample questions for exit interviews.
Articles on Post-Exit Interviews Guidelines by Dr. John Sullivan, Head and Professor of Human Resources Management College of Business, San Francisco State University.