Center for Equity and Inclusion

DDCE and University Partners

The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) offers workshops to undergraduate student groups by request. The topics covered are: Identity Exploration, Power and Privilege, Microaggressions, and Implicit Bias. This series is open to all students who aspire to further their individual growth, better connect with their peers, and ultimately create a more inclusive campus culture. The workshops do not require prior knowledge of or engagement in diversity and inclusion topics, only a commitment to learning.

The disABILITY Advocate Programs takes partners on campus who are ready and willing and provides them with knowledge, tools, and skills to be ABLE to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. The disABILITY Advocate program promotes understanding and awareness about disabilities in order to create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. Since its creation in Fall 2011, more than 1,200 people across campus have gone through a disABILITY Advocate Training.

The work of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) Education Program is to collaborate with each of you to make the UT campus welcoming and affirming for women and LGBTQIA+ people and people with more than one of these identities. These workshops are for students, faculty, staff, and administrators; these workshops are for people who do and for people who don’t identify as LGBTQIA+ or as women. These interactive workshops use an intersectional approach to foster and develop allyship practices that center affirming people of color as necessary for affirming women and LGBTQIA+ people.

The Vice Provost for Diversity Office offers a two-part Faculty Search Committee Workshop. In the first asynchronous part, you’ll work through a series of videos and activities designed by and for UT faculty to foster diversity and excellence in new faculty searches. In these activities, you’ll hear from faculty who have championed inclusive excellence as a model for successful recruitment, review legal matters related to diversity and recruitment, and reflect on opportunities and obstacles when forming and managing search committees. The second part is an in-person two-hour workshop that includes national and institutional data and demographic trends across disciplines, a recap of best practices followed by in-depth group work on hiring-specific scenarios. These scenarios are intended to help prepare faculty with strategies to notice and intervene when bias creeps into the recruiting process. Each full committee is asked to attend Part 2 of the workshop together.  Please work with your committee chair to identify when your committee will attend, before registering yourself.