Faculty & staff
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) office provides faculty and staff with different resources offered on campus and through our office to support the advancement of diversity.
We've compiled a list of programs, funding opportunities, and diversity research that can be used to support your students and also assist you in creating a more inclusive community at the school.
We invite all staff and faculty members in the School to reflect on how your work relates to others by asking yourself “Who are my practices/activities working for?” instead of asking, “Are my practices/activities working/efficient?” This simple question represents an active exercise to look at our own unconscious biases.
- DEI Grant Proposals Assistance
Our office can provide letters of support and information about diversity initiatives for grant proposals.
- DEI Graduate Applications Assistance
Our office can help evaluate applications from underrepresented candidates and also interview these prospective students during school visits.
- Facilitates and distributes Dean’s Graduate Scholars Award and the EDGE-STEM nomination process.
- Works with Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion (ACDIs) and other faculty/staff in improving best practices for graduate admissions and faculty hiring.
Faculty support the work of creating welcoming spaces for students and peers that help individuals thrive in academic settings.
Additional Stanford resources
- Dean’s Graduate Scholars Award
- VPGE Recruitment Travel Support
- SGF Pilot to Advance Diversity
- STANDOUT-COIRR (Stanford Diversity Outreach for Doctoral Education-Centers of Influence Recruitment Retreat)
- Graduate Admissions for a More Diverse Student Body (pdf)
Wondering how you can find more funding for your students?
Check out our resources for prospective students
SURGE provides undergraduate scholars from other institutions and Stanford with an eight-week, all-expenses-paid, mentored research experience in a research group or laboratory. The application period begins mid-November through late January.
Resources for Diverse Faculty Hiring
While this is not a specific charge of DEI, we recognize how faculty diversity directly impacts student diversity and therefore provide direction for obtaining additional resource information:
- Beyond Bias: Fair & Inclusive Hiring Strategies for University Search Committees, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
- Stanford Vice Provost for Faculty Development Office, led by Vice Provost Karen Cook, supports the faculty through a variety of programs, such as orientation, talks, workshops, and events for new and junior faculty, department chairs and deans, and initiatives supporting faculty diversity.
- NADOHE National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education aims to lead universities toward "inclusive excellence" by providing resources for Higher Ed. educators and staff. See NADOHE's strategy for faculty development.
- Kuo, M. (2017). Consciously combating unconscious bias. Science online. (includes links to examples for rubrics and other resources).
NSF Broader Impacts
DEI office provides presentation/ information on limitations of GRE metric, holistic review and ACDI role to faculty and department. Also present data on applications and enrollment. In addition, our staff assists faculty in grant writing for advancing diversity broader initiatives.
Learn more about Broader Impacts
- Arnott, J. C., Neuenfeldt, R. J., & Lemos, M. C. (2020). Co-producing science for sustainability: can funding change knowledge use?. Global Environmental Change, 60, 101979.
- Bell, J., Falk, J., Hughes, R., Hunt, G., Parrish, J., Ruffin, M., ... & Troxel, G. (2016). Informal STEM education: Resources for outreach, engagement and broader impacts (pdf). Science Education (CAISE).
It is clear that limited representation results in limited viewpoints and perspectives.
It is also a way in which students from multiple backgrounds and identities, not only related to race/ethnicity, can find role models and feel welcome. This effort needs to rely on meaningful forms of engagement based on trust and clear communication, otherwise, it becomes only a form of tokenization. Finally, rethink who is considered an expert, this can increase the pool of potential speakers for a class or a seminar.
- CAISE Platform. A search database to find historically marginalized collaborators.
- Diverse speakers in STEM, Georgia Tech University. A collection of databases and groups.
- Geoscientists of Color. A list of individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds working in geosciences.
- Speaker List, Diversify STEM Conferences. A list of URM researchers across every field of STEM and Medicine.
- 500 Queer Scientists. An organization providing a website with resources and a directory of non-binary gender scientists.
- 500 Women in STEMM. An organization providing a global search platform to discover women and gender diverse folks in STEMM.
Increasing the representation of diverse voices as guest speakers is fundamental to ensure that voices that historically have been silenced in academia, are recognized and heard.
DEI Training and best practices
New trainings and materials on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are being created through different initiatives at Stanford University with the intention of fostering a more welcoming culture where everyone can thrive.
- A Guide to Faculty Anti-Bias Training Resources, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
- Anti-Racist and Equity-Focused Teaching Strategies, Center for Teaching and Learning
- CARE for Inclusion and Equity in Learning, Center for Teaching and Learning
- CREATEngagement: Toolkit for Fostering a Faculty Climate of Engagement, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
- CREATEngagement: Checklist, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement (Stanford only)
- Creating a Level Playing Field, VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab
- Essential Conversations in the Classroom, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
- Faculty Antibias Training, Stanford University
- Harassment Prevention Training, Stanford University (via Axess)
- IDEAL Learning Journey, Stanford University (highly recommended for all staff members)
- IDEAL Pedagogy, Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning
- Inclusive Teaching Guide, Center for Teaching and Learning
- RaceWorks — Resources for educators and facilitators who want to develop students' or coworkers' racial literacy, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (connected to SPARQTools)
- Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions, Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement
- SPARQtools Higher Ed Diversity and Inclusion, Stanford Department of Psychology
- The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Arc of Learning (self-paced course), Stanford School of Business
- Bassette, L.S. (2020). The staff are not ok. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Bates, T. (2020). Inclusive Leadership: 10 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Workplace. National Association of Colleges and Employers.
- Burke, L. (2020). Black Workers and the University. Inside Higher Education.
- Farrell, P. L. (2009). Investing in staff for student retention. In The NEA (pp. 85–92).
- Gander, M., Girardi, A. & Paull, M. (2019). The careers of university professional staff: a systematic literature review. Career Development International, 24(7), 597–618.
- Roberts, J. (2018). Professional staff contributions to student retention and success in higher education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 40(2), 140–153.
Learning and taking action
- Anti-Racism Guides, Cardinal at Work
- IDEAL Staff Advisory Committee
- The IDEAL Learning Journey, Cardinal at Work (New material!)
Work and wellness resources
- A Guide to Inclusive Language in the Workplace, Idealist
- Cardinal at Work, Manager Toolkit
- Faculty Staff Help Center
- Grieving resources
- Office of Digital Accessibility (resources to improve documents, presentations and more)
- Recreation & Wellness
- Selfcare Resources, Cardinal at Work
- Staff Groups
- Welcome Center (for new staff members)
- WorkLife Programs
- IDEAL: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment — a university-wide initiative to provide resources and community events to support Stanford's and commitment to an inclusive, equitable community.