DEVELOPING A DEPARTMENTAL DEI STRATEGIC PLAN

The Office of the Vice Chancellor DEI is asking all of our departments to do an assessment and develop an individualized DEI Strategic Plan. (Or add to the Plan that has already been developed, since it should be a “living document” with frequent reviews.)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION DISCUSSIONS & TOWNHALLS

This workshop will be particularly helpful for departmental Diversity Officers and Chairs of DEI Committees. Participants will be encouraged to offer Lunches with Conversation and Dinners with Dialogue, within their departments with current topics such as: What is an Inclusive Environment and how do we Create it; What is Culture; What is Diversity; to more difficult discussions such as Why is America Awoke right now and Will it Last; and What is Free Speech v. Hate Speech?

DEVELOPING A DEPARTMENTAL DEI STRATEGIC PLAN

The Office of the Vice Chancellor DEI is asking all of our departments to do an assessment and develop an individualized DEI Strategic Plan. (Or add to the Plan that has already been developed, since it should be a “living document” with frequent reviews.) This Plan is allowing each department to review the past, present, and future; and to set forth policies, goals, measurable objectives. We have been looking at ‘best practices’ of other universities and we came up with a 6- step process as a guideline to approach this opportunity. 

You will be guided through:

  • The 6-Step Process that takes your committee from start to finish
  • Incorporate the 5 Critical Elements to be addressed; e.g., Recruitment
  • Setting SMARTER Goals 
  • Developing Strategies to meet Goals
  • Utilizing a standardized 4-Component Template to focus on each Element

FACULTY SEARCH BRIEFINGS FROM A DEI-LENS

This is an aspirational workshop based on best DEI practices collected from several universities.

 

 

image of flyer for UC Santa Barbara Faculty Search workshop with a pair of glasses on top

You will be guided through:

  • Starting with your departmental DEI strategic plan to identify the targets of your search (e.g., historically underrepresented faculty of color)
  • Reviewing Prop 209 – we do not have to be “blind”
  • Utilizing DEI encouraging/welcoming non-biased language
  • Reviewing and rating a Statement of Contributions to DEI
  • Setting up the Rules for Search Committees 
  • Assigning Roles for Search Committee members
  • Utilizing Rating Matrices

Faculty Hiring Guide (source: UCLA)

UCLA created the Implicit Bias videos series because evidence regarding implicit biases and their impact is too strong to ignore.  But implicit bias isn’t the only hurdle we must overcome. 

Our hiring guide, Searching For Excellence: Evidence-Based Strategies for Equitable and Inclusive Faculty Hiring, identifies others — ranging from structural barriers and narrow conceptions of merit, to ingroup favoritism and related biases and heuristics — and offers suggestions for how to address them.
 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION DISCUSSIONS & TOWNHALLS

This workshop is a brief introduction to Dialogue techniques including: 

  • Planning process prior to discussions 
  • Communication guidelines
  • Role of the Facilitator  (v. Mediator)
  • Discussion of Potential Topics relevant to your Department

This workshop will be particularly helpful for departmental Diversity Officers and Chairs of DEI Committees. Participants will be encouraged to offer Lunches with Conversation and Dinners with Dialogue, within their departments with current topics such as:  What is an Inclusive Environment and how do we Create it; What is Culture; What is Diversity; to more difficult discussions such as Why is America Awoke right now and Will it Last; and What is Free Speech v. Hate Speech?