Resources on Diversity Topics

Faculty Resource Series: Centering Equity Discussions

This series provides information and engage in discussion on the pressing needs of faculty during this time of COVID19 and racism pandemics. 

In Faculty Affairs, we are actively engaged in building affirming and inclusive environments that shed light on systemic forms of oppression. We work in partnership with leaders across campus for faculty advancement. These sessions are intended to build a constructive intellectual, liberative and respectful environment. 

Caretaking Resources & Discussion

Caring for Children, Elders, and Self 
Thursday, November 5, 9:00 | Zoom RSVP

Life & Work Connections: Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Coordinator of Childcare and Family Resources | Eileen Lawless, Dependent Care Advisor | Tanya Lauer, Employee Assistance Counselor

Human Resources: Kim Ramey Organizational Consultant

Many caregivers are facing new dependent care challenges. This session will feature presenters from Life & Work Connections and Human Resources who will share the institutional support available for caretakers. Special attention will be paid to extensions on flexible spending accounts and other such resources. The session will also explore the emotional toll and guilty feelings that often accompany the current caretaking context.  Faculty will have time to break into smaller groups to explore specific needs and questions. Share your questions regarding everyday dependent care difficulties, and resources on the registration page.

Our Caretaking Journeys: Testimonios from Peers 
Thursday, November 12, 10:00 am | Zoom RSVP 
Presenters: Panel of Faculty Peers
Join a panel of faculty peers as they share personal narratives and testimonios about their own caretaking journeys. In this session we aim to continue to build communities of support around caretaking and time will be spent in smaller groups to allow for sharing and trust-building.

Virtual Lunch and Learns: Talking Race & Racism

How to Talk About Racism at Work by Dr. Shaun Harper 
(Race in the Workplace Series sponsored by Dr. Shaun Harper, USC Race & Equity Center, Zoom, & Time)
Monday, October 19, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Zoom RSVP
This L&L conversation will be facilitated by: Dr. Victoria Murrain
Please view prior to the live discussion. In this recorded session Shaun Harper explains the consequences of avoiding talking about racial issues with colleagues. Dr. Harper also explains strategies for engaging in productive conversations about race in the workplace. 
The live discussion facilitated by UArizona faculty will offer an opportunity to share space and engage in critical dialogue around issues of race and racism.  
Bracing for and Embracing the Fall as a Blkademic by Dr. Della Mosley 
(Webinar series sponsored by National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
Monday, October 26, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Zoom RSVP
This L&L conversation will be facilitated by: Dr. Cheree Meeks 
Please view prior to the live discussion. In this recorded session Della Mosley recognizes the unique vulnerabilities Black academics (Blkademics) are facing in the current sociopolitical and campus climate. This interactive webinar will provide attendees with practical strategies to help them as they thrive in the semester. 
The live discussion facilitated by UArizona faculty will offer an opportunity to share space and engage in critical dialogue around issues of race and racism.
Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities Supporting Black Students and Mentees by Dr. Wanda Swan  
(Webinar series sponsored by National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity)
Monday, November 9, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Zoom RSVP
This L&L conversation will be facilitated by: Dr. Sonja Lanehart  
Please view prior to the live discussion. In this recorded session offers attendees opportunities to identify and reflect on their privileges and biases and how these impact their ability to effectively serve as teachers and scholars. 
The live discussion facilitated by UArizona faculty will offer an opportunity to share space and engage in critical dialogue around issues building anti-oppressive communities.

Virtual Writing Retreat

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Resources Explained 
Friday, October 23, 9:00 am - 9:30 am m | Zoom RSVP
This session will be facilitated by: Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama & Dr. Adrián Arroyo Pérez
In this session attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the NCFDD resources and their 14-Day Writing Challenge. 

Virtual Writing Retreat 
Friday, October 23, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Vice Provost Andrea Romero will be available for 20-minute individual consultations | RSVP here
We invite attendees to stay and participate in a virtual retreat with opportunities for facilitated writing time, small group breakouts, and individual writing time. We encourage faculty to participate in NCFDD’s 14-Day Writing Challenge, October 19 – November 1. Register here for the writing challenge.

Centering Servingness

Hispanic Serving Institution Webinar Series
Join us for a year-long Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) webinar series, Centering Servingness, sponsored by Faculty Affairs and HSI Initiatives. The series will feature the scholarship of University of Arizona faculty and staff, who engage in servingness efforts that honor the cultures and lived experiences of Latina/o/x, Black, Indigenous, and under-represented students and communities. 

The goals of the series are three-fold: 
1) By spotlighting current scholarship, we offer examples of the rich ways in which servingness is enacted by our incredible faculty and staff; 
2) We invite others, both on campus and nationally, to learn about and engage in these efforts;  
3) We build knowledge. Each month we will address the question - what next steps are needed to build institutional capacity around HSI servingness?

Register here. The series is free and open to the public

Ongoing Resources 

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training

This training using a series of engaging scenarios and activities, will help you learn important principles and develop skills to enhance your working and educational relationships.     

Safe Zone Training

This training, Safe Zone, is a campus-wide training program committed to making The University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. LGBTQ Affairs.

Wildcat UndocuPeers Training

Participants will receive an overview of terminology, policies, and legislation that impact students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds and will develop ways to support undocumented and DACA students at the UA. Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC).

Inclusive and Accessible Design Presentation Series

This training includes presentations related to 1) Planning events for everyone; 2) Creating content for everyone; and 3) Designing Marketing for everyone.  In all sessions, you will learn about principles of inclusive and accessible designs to events, content, and marketing.            

UA Veteran Alliance Training

This training will look at the diversity and strengths that military-connected students bring to the classrooms and campus while exploring the many resources the University of Arizona has available for students and their families. Participants can possibly receive the UA VET Ally placard if all trainings and modules are completed.          

First Cats Training for Faculty & Staff

The First Cats First-Gen Intro Training is the first in a series of professional development trainings to provide faculty and staff with knowledge, tools and ideas for how they can center the experience of first-generation college students in their work. 

Childcare & Elder Care Resources

Available through the University of Arizona’s Life & Work Connections, childcare resources include: Childcare Choice, Sick and Back-up Childcare, and Childcare Consultations. Life & Work Connections also offers Adult and Elder Care Consultations.

COVID-19 Promotion & Clock Information

Given growing evidence that COVID19 has had a disproportionate impact on women, underrepresented ethnic/racial/sexual orientation groups, family caregivers, and those with health risks, we recognize that more than ever it is critical to acknowledge and consider issues of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the review of promotion materials.

Adjustments to the academic cycle of promotion and clock deadlines have been adjusted due to COVID-19. Academic Affairs will work with promotion candidates, review committees, department heads, and deans to document how COVID-19 may have impacted trajectories of growth in teaching, research, and service.

Additional resources on Gender & Racial Equity during COVID-19:

Equity, Inclusion, & Title IX

Grounded in Inclusive Excellence (IE), the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX provides accessible, engaging environments that inspire creativity, enhance our ability to think critically and challenge us to fully realize our leadership potential. Resources include diversity reports, diversity research programs, IE awards, faculty development, and Title IX support, among many others.

Funding & Professional Development Opportunities

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX shares a number of funding opportunities including mini-grants and seed grants, and information on professional development focused on teaching, safe zone training, and various workshops.

Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

As a research intensive land-grant HSI, the University of Arizona is committed to responsively meeting the educational needs of our vibrant and increasingly diverse communities of Arizona. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) is a federal designation by the U.S. Department of Education that acknowledges colleges and universities with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment.

Inclusive Leadership Program

Centered on the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion, excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial action, integrity, and partnerships, the Inclusive Leadership Program will build a pipeline that will not only further diversify our leadership but will also advance innovative collaborations aimed at creating inclusive workplaces, student learning, curricula, and partnerships.

Inclusive Teaching Tidbit Series

Offered through the Office of Instruction & Assessment, this webinar series includes recordings, materials, and additional resources focused on inclusive teaching practices.

Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion

IOI aims to transform University structures, practices, policies, and individual behaviors to effectively advance inclusion. Based on the research on organizational inclusive behaviors, our work focuses on developing a strong commitment from leadership to foster inclusion, creating opportunities for confidential input from campus constituents to influence decision-making, and advancing the acceptance and fair treatment of all campus members

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

A nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.  Because the University of Arizona is an Institutional Member, all of our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership.

Inclusive Excellence Awards 

The Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Awards

The annual Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Awards were established to recognize students, staff and faculty-led programs that enhance the University of Arizona through their inclusive programming and/or leadership.

Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award

In 2015, a new faculty award was created: the Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award. This award honors Professor Richard Ruiz’s many contributions to making the UA a better, more inclusive campus. In fact, he was awarded the Inclusive Excellence Award in 2009 for his tireless work supporting and advocating for diversity and cultural appreciation.

María Teresa Vélez Outstanding Mentoring Award

The Outstanding Mentoring Award recognizes individuals with an outstanding commitment to mentoring within The University of Arizona. This prestigious award honors and celebrates people who are making a difference through mentoring and who have significantly demonstrated a commitment above and beyond, through their individual mentoring accomplishments, their creation of high quality mentoring experiences for others, and their efforts contributing to building a mentoring culture at the University of Arizona.