Best Practice Workshops
Our team is committed to supporting the progress of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford Earth. We believe in continuous education as a path for awareness and empowerment. Throughout the year, we offer workshops for faculty, students, and staff which will be announced on our Events page.
All new staff, faculty, and graduate students participate in our required pioneering school-level Respectful Workplace training upon joining Stanford Earth. This workshop includes topics and best practices around microaggressions and upstander skills.
The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement created a toolkit on Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions.
Anti-bias and anti-discrimination
Workshops for students in anti-bias awareness building and training are offered each WHEN. During SPR21, the University will host some anti-bias workshops for faculty members, facilitated by the Berkeley Interactive Theatre.
The Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement maintains a page with additional resources.
Stanford Earth values
Training to equip faculty and student services staff with information on how to address the unique needs of students, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in academia. In the next couple of months, our office will develop some toolkits around topics such as fostering inclusive lab environments, best practices for inclusive fieldwork, and cultural awareness.
The Center for Teaching and Learning has created a site with different tools around inclusive and equitable pedagogy to equal access and a sense of belonging.
Mentoring across difference
This training is designed to equip faculty and student services staff with information on how to address the unique needs of students, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in academia.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education provides several resources and a list of existing mentoring initiatives at Stanford.
As more Stanford Earth members look for opportunities to practice community engagement, this introductory workshop serves as space to understand the ethics and basics around public service. The key to building meaningful relationships relies on open communication, proactive engagement, and overall, connecting not only with individuals, but also with different communities such as minority-serving institutions, multicultural groups, or community-based organizations to share educational and collaboration opportunities.
The creation of welcoming physical and virtual environments relies on the recognition of differences and the adoption of inclusive practices. When implementing principles of universal design it is possible to optimize resources and therefore, maximize accessibility. However, the creation of inclusive spaces also entails elements of representation, for example: Aesthetics (art, images, and media) representing diverse cultures and perspectives, inclusive restroom signage, mother’s/lactation rooms, quiet zones, naming of conference rooms, building accessibility features, furniture adapted to different needs, and use of preferred pronouns.
The UDL Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center is a leader in universal design for learning at Stanford.
The Transgender and Support Resources is a website created in partnership by Stanford students, Gender Inclusive Stanford (GIS), and Institutional Equity & Access for all the Stanford community and hosts a collection of resources to expand gender inclusiveness at Stanford through all-gender bathrooms information, tips on the use of preferred pronouns, and multiple support links.