Diversity

This page is intended as a collection of advice and ideas for anyone trying to tackle issues of diversity, inclusion and justice at their institution, especially in the mathematical sciences. Check out below and the menu at the left for all the content.

Also note that my "Presentations" page has slides and activities I have used at conference and trainings, some of which on this topic, so you may find them useful.

I'm always happy to hear of resources you have found useful and that I could add here!

 

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Diversity and community-building brainstorming list

If you are looking for a way to think about what your institution could do to help build community and support your underrepresented students, you may find this list helpful. It contains all sorts of things you might try, and it may help you in planning your next move, figuring out what your priorities are, what the low-hanging fruit are, etc.

Note: I am not implying here that if you do some or many or all of the things on this checklist, that your department will automatically become more equitable. I do not have any evidence that these things work - they are ideas for you to think about and tinker with. Ultimately, being in open communication with your students is the best, but you will need to build trust first, so starting with a few things from the checklist may help you with that. Once you have built some trust between department members, you can ask them what their needs are, and the checklist can help you brainstorm with that.

Please let me know if there is anything I could add to this list!

Diversity and community-building list

 

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You might be interested in this fascinating website, Human in STEM. It is chock-full of stories, resources and inspiration. The Resources tab in particular is super helpful -- basically what I am trying to do here, but prettier, clearer and probably more helpful! Check it out.

 

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