Diversity Teaching Resources

Below, please find a working list of campus resources, including*:

  • campus programs, trainings, workshops, or courses that increase knowledge and awareness of inclusive teaching practices and/or work environments;
  • that support graduate students of color, female graduate students, working class and first-generation graduate students; differently-abled graduate students; and LGBT graduate students;
  • sources that address discrimination issues in graduate students’ workplaces;
  • and additional helpful information that supports these goals.

*We would love your suggestions on adding to, modifying and improving this page. If you know of resources that are not listed on here that should be or if any of our information is wrong; please email the TAA Diversity Committee.

TAA Resources

  • TAA Diversity Committee: DivComm aims to address the needs of TAA members and non-members who are also underrepresented minority graduate students, female graduate students, LGBTQ graduate students, differently-abled graduate students, or working class/first-generation graduate students. For more information, please contact the TAA.
  • TAA Contract Enforcement: Though we don’t have an official contract with the state anymore, we are able to enforce the agreements made between the TAA and the University, and continue to intervene in specific workplace issues via our Contract Enforcement Committee. For more information about contract enforcement, please contact Matt Reiter.

Resources for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

  • CIRTL Courses: At least one of these ONLINE courses is focused on cultivating inclusive classrooms every semester (and summer break). For Spring 2014, there is a class called “Preparing Future STEM Faculty to Meet the Needs of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse.”
  • CIRTL Events: Many of these ONLINE events are focused on cultivating inclusive college classrooms. For Spring 2014, there is an online coffee hour series called “Coffee Hour Discussion Series: Leveraging Diversity in STEM Teaching.”
  • Delta Class on Diversity in the College Classroom: Bridging the Achievement Gap: Delta’s Bridging the Achievement/Equity Gap project takes an action-oriented research approach to addressing the University of Wisconsin’s achievement gap that separates underrepresented minority students from their peers, particularly in courses that serve as gateways to various majors. The project asks how faculty, staff, graduate students, and other institutional actors can more equitably serve underrepresented minority students and create inclusive classroom environments.
  • LGBT Center Training: Beyond the Binary: Gender Identity/Expression 101 offers toolkits of how to make classrooms and other community spaces more inclusive.
  • SEED Seminar: To discuss and develop strategies for building inclusive curricula as well as inclusive programs and work environments.
  • Suggested Practices for Syllabus Accessibility Statements: Offers a set of suggests and assistance in crafting accessibility statements for class syllabuses.

Resources for Racial/Ethnic Minority, Female, LGBTQ, Differently-Abled, First-Generation and/or Working Class Graduate Students

  • Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society: Each year, the Graduate School may sponsor a limited number of graduate students to become members of the national Bouchet Society.
  • Graduate Research Scholar Communities for Underrepresented Minority Grad Students: Graduate Research Scholar (GRS) communities are organized by the various schools and colleges within UW-Madison to support underrepresented students. Students receiving Advanced Opportunity fellowships are brought together in these GRS communities throughout their graduate school career for a range of social, academic, professional development, and research-related activities.
  • LGBT Campus Center: Mission is to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ and allied students by eliminating heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression. Our goal is to provide the services and resources necessary to meet the social, emotional, academic and cultural needs of LGBTQ students.
  • Multicultural Student Center: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
  • UW Madison Association of Asian American Graduate Students: AAAGS is a graduate student-led group that hosts academic, social, and cultural events and activities throughout the year.

Resources for Recourse (from discrimination or bias)

University, Office for Equity and Diversity includes information on filing discrimination and harassment complaints, and a summary of relevant laws, policies, and regulations for Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity.