Resources to Support Equity
The resources listed on this page are items that we have found helpful in our work and also products that we have generated in response to the needs of faculty in our IE-TS program. Please send information if you have other resources that you think would be helpful. Contact us at STEM.IEC@unco.edu
- White faculty: Explore how to be an antiracist and an ally to our BIPOC colleagues
- We know how our society treats Black people. Its time for change and time for action. Stand if you want to be treated like our society treats Black people.
- How to talk about racial injustices to your White colleagues--responses to five racist statements assocaited with the Black Lives Matter movement and protests
- Examples of psychological manipulations used by White people to dismiss racism. Racial Gaslighting.
Strategies for Responding to Microaggressions
In our IE-TS workshops faculty tell us that they struggle to effectively respond to microaggressions. Here are some resources that we hope will help.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has an Equity Toolkit which includes an article about overreacting.
Learning how to react appropriately when you hear microaggressions takes practice. Check out the Article by Dr. Sue and colleagues: Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders
In her essay Allies and Microaggression, Kerry Ann Rockquemore discusses the importance of responding to microaggression and gives some how-to advice.
Want to dig in a little more: this Faculty Focus Special Report is a good resource to gain a greater understanding about microaggression and strategies to respond to them
Microresistance and Ally Development: Powerful Antidotes to Microaggression by Drs Ganote, Souza, and Cheung
Listen to NPR interview with Dr. Sue: Be careful What you Say.
To better understand the impact of repeated microaggressions we recommend watching this video available on the Advancing STEM Women in the Academy website
- STEM IEC Library
Knowledge is powerful. We have a library of books to support you as you continue to explore how to be an a more inclusive educator, an equity ally, and an effective antiracist. To borrow a book from our library send a request to STEM.IEC@unco.edu If the book is available, we will send it to you via inter-office mail.
- Syllabus: Reconsidering your Syllabus to Support Equity
Your syllabus provides students with a first impression of you and your course. Here are some resources that can help you rethink your syllabus as a way to support students and their success.
- CUE Syllabus review
- Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Syllabus
How to use your syllabus to support first-generation student success. We are excited to highlight our recent article in the Teaching Professor.
- Dr. Ginger Fisher’s syllabi prior to participation in our IE-TS workshops
- Dr. Ginger Fisher’s syllabi following participation in our IE-TS workshops
- Six Steps to a more Inclusive Syllabus
If you want to make changes to your syllabus, where should you start? Here are six concrete suggestions to get you started.