Graduate School Equity
& Diversity Committee
New to this toolkit, Dec 2011:
The Graduate School Equity & Diversity Committee created the Toolkit to provide
Graduate School centers and institutes with guidance on how to develop their center’s
equity and diversity plan; a list of resources on campus and on-line for addressing
diversity goals and challenges. Included in the Toolkit are guidelines for preparing an equity
and diversity plan, search and recruitment strategies, climate and mentoring information
to help retain a quality workforce, and sample exit interview worksheets.
Campus recruitment resources:
OHR Recruitment Toolkit - fantastic place to start. Includes helpful links to promotional products, events, Badget Connections, etc.
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.
Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) OED'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.
National on-line recruitment resources:
Diversity Resources 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 Workplace Diversity is a career web site for corporate and executive recruiters who want to reach experienced, high caliber diversity candidates.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education 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.
Insight into Diversity For 35 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity (formerly Affirmative Action Register) has been connecting professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects our world. Created as a national recruitment publication, INSIGHT Into Diversity was originally intended to help employers comply with equal opportunity employment legislation.
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.
Diversity Central - 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 Climate Resources
New to this toolkit (December 2011):
Climate Survey - Instrument developed by the Graduate School's Equity and Diversity Committee to assess climate in a workplace.
Please note: It is essential to follow the process listed in the instructions when conducting a Climate Survey. The process is very straight forward with parameters. First, please contact the Office of Human Resources Development (OHRD) at Registrations2@ohr.wisc.edu and the Office of Quality Improvement (OQI) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not attempt a Climate Survey without assistance from these offices.
Provost's campus climate site University of Wisconsin-Madison climate home page from the Provost's office.
Diversity Plans, Reports and Policies Includes links and resources to materials and initatives from the Provost.
Interfaith calendar Consider religious holidays when scheduling events.
Other climate surveys and initiatives
Association of American Colleges and Universities Diversity Resources online for improving campus climate.TOP
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.
Establish a Unit Policy on Professional Development Samples from School of ED CASI - departmental professional development policy statements.
The Office of Human Resource Development (OHRD) A great starting point for professional development opportunities on campus.
See also: My Professional Development Web Site
SOE CASI Ambassador Program The School of Education's program to orient new academic staff.
Equity and Diversity Resource Center (EDRC) Learning Communities Leadership Institute, SEED, Student SEED, SEEDED, Excellence through Diversity Institute.
Office of Equity and Diversity Graduate Assistants Equity Workshops - 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.
Memorial Library's Grants Information Collection The Grants Information Collection is a collection of print and electronic materials that is open to the public and is a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, an independent national service organization in New York that is the "nation's leading authority on philanthropy."
Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources
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 – Postdoctoral Scholars 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.
Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering 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.
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.
Exit interview form - developed by this committee (New, October 2011)
About.com website A link that provides guidelines, the purpose of exit interviews and sample questions for exit interviews.