The Graduate School recognizes that graduate students have specific training needs that are different from other student populations on campus. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding works closely with campus partners in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement to strengthen training opportunities for graduate students, graduate programs, and the research and service centers overseen by OVCRGE. This page includes curated resources and training opportunities for graduate students.
For the past 20 years, the UW–Madison Diversity Forum has been the university’s premier all-campus and community platform to discuss, share and learn about contemporary issues on diversity and inclusion. Hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA), the Diversity Forum is a two-day, conference-style event that is free and open to the public. Each fall the Forum attracts more than 1,000 participants from the campus and greater community.
The Graduate Assistants’ Equity Workshops (GAEWs) focusing on diversity, discrimination, and harassment are offered 17 times each academic year by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement in conjunction with campus partners. These sessions are open to all Teaching Assistants (TAs), Program/Project Assistants (PAs), and Research Assistants (RAs).
The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning provides developmental experiences, programs and resources that promote the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.
Fair Play is an online simulation developed by researchers at the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research to train participants to recognize and respond to racial bias in academia.
The Diversity Inventory (DI) is a centralized, searchable database of diversity programs, events, and services on campus. DI strives to increase awareness of existing resources, enhance coordination of activities among campus partners, and efficiently collect and report diversity-related data.
WISCIENCE offers courses and resources for teaching students from backgrounds different from your own. You can also request one-on-one consultations and join a related book group.
Social Justice Education Workshops, Multicultural Student Center
The Multicultural Student Center provides workshops and training to students, staff, and faculty on topics exploring racial injustice. You can request a workshop for at least 15 participants three weeks in advance via the website.
Cultural Diversity Awareness Training for Research Mentors
Professors Christine Pfund and Angela Byars-Winston have created a six-hour training to teach research mentors:
- how cultural beliefs, diversity, world views, and identities influence research mentoring relationships
- to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, stereotype-threat, and biases on mentoring relationships
- evidence-based strategies using case studies to reduce and counteract the impact of biases, stereotype threat, and privilege
- and, to develop a plan to become a more culturally aware mentor
Research mentors who are interested in this training can contact Christine Pfund (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angela Byars-Winston (email@example.com), Wisconsin Center for Education Research.