Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Resources
SUPPORT AND NETWORKING
Race and Ethnicity
- Women’s Center – Promotes gender equity and social justice through educational programs and services that allow all participants to succeed in life.
- UW Society of Women Engineers – SWE offers scholarships, sponsorship of fun competitions, job and internship search resources, and recognition of outstanding achievements through awards
- Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) recruits recruits and supports women of all ethnic backgrounds in science and engineering (S&E) and fosters a healthy academic and social environment for men and women in engineering students at all levels of study.
- Faculty Council on Women in Academia – Holds responsibility for all matters of policy related to the interests of female faculty.
- UW Q Center – Facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions
- UW chapter of oSTEM. oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy
- Q-munity is an RSO which welcomes queer students from all studies, backgrounds, and interests in weekly meetings where members can unwind and socialize.
Individuals with disabilities
- D Center – Fosters a community of d/Disability and d/Deaf pride, and develops and supports social, cultural and educational programming.
- Disability resources for Students – Serves approximately 1,700 students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities.
- Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology promotes inclusion and success for people with disabilities, for both students and educators.
INCLUSIVE ADMISSIONS OR HIRING
- Staff Diversity Hiring Toolkit – Provides best practices to increase outreach efforts and build an inclusive applicant pool for staff positions at the UW.
- Handbook of Best Practices for Faculty Searches – Provides best practices for hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive faculty across the three campuses. Bhalla 2019 provides a review of strategies shown to improve equity in faculty hiring.
- Office for Faculty Advancement – Ensures that the UW recruits, promotes and retains and excellent and diverse faculty.
- Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action – Supports the university’s compliance with the law and spirit of equal opportunity and affirmative action as it relates to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran or other protected veterans.
- The Department of Bioengineering expects faculty to utilize best practices for hiring postdocs, using the faculty and staff hiring links above. In addition, the UW Research Exchange provides funding for underrepresented STEM graduate students and postdocs from UW to visit other partner institutions, or from those institutions to visit UW, for short outreach/recruitment visits to learn new techniques, attend lab meetings, and give a job/chalk talk.
- PR2ISM is an interdisciplinary tri-campus series launched at the University of Washington that aims to create systematic changes in STEM through workshops that explore equity-minded practices for STEM instruction and research activities.
- Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Inclusive Teaching at UW provides resources for pedagogical practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for students of all races, ethnicities, genders, socio-economic classes, sexualities, disability/ability statuses, religions, nationalities, ages, and military statuses.
- Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction | DO-IT The universal design of instruction (UDI) framework is gaining increased attention and application by educational researchers.
- CTL Teaching Remotely Pop-up Series explores best practices and essential aspects of effective remote instruction, and opportunity to share ideas and resources.
- UW Well-Being for Life and Learning Guidebook – provides information for instructors on best practices, research, and personal testimonials for advancing student well-being through teaching for equity and access, nurturing connection in the classroom, building resilience, and connecting to the environment.
UW INSTITUTIONAL MISSIONS, POLICIES, AND RESOURCES
- UW 2017-2021 Diversity Blueprint articulates the tri-campus community’s aspirations for becoming a truly inclusive and equitable environment for learning, research, service, and outreach.
- Race and Equity Initiative challenges all of us (students, faculty, staff and university leadership) to take personal responsibility to end racism and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. The initiative provides links to Anti-Racism Resources.
- Diversity at the University of Washington is integral to excellence. This site provides an overview of institutional resources and commitments.
- Diversity council – Serves as the primary advisory committee to the UW President on matters of diversity and equity at all three UW campuses.
- Diversity statistics & policies – Serves as a resource hub and archive for documents pertaining to UW diversity statistics and policies.
- Diversity and Access in the College of Engineering are driven by a commitment to cultivate engineers from different backgrounds who bring different approaches to identifying and solving society’s most pressing challenges.
- Message from the Dean of the College of Engineering (10/5/2020) describes sweeping plans for this year to increase the commitment to JEDI in the college.
- Strategic planning in the College of Engineering. The College is in the process of a 5-year strategic planning initiative that highlights plans for JEDI work, and BioE faculty (Nancy Albritton, Pat Stayton, Dan Ratner, and Suzie Pun) are leading many aspects.
- School of Medicine Commitment to Diversity includes mandatory anti-racism training for all faculty and staff, and Mandatory training on unconscious bias for all Admissions Committee members, and resources for hiring, including training in implicit bias.
- The Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI), which promotes diversity and inclusiveness through communities.
- Disability services – Provides leadership to the university community in achieving employment and educational, programmatic and physical access for individuals with disabilities.
- Accessible Technology Services – Collaborates with faculty and staff to ensure the availability of assistive technology, consult on the development of accessible web site, software and learning spaces; and promote the use of accessible technology tools and practices in teaching, learning and research.