Faculty & Staff Resources
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. Diversity includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic background, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and life experience. Diversity recruitment involves, but is not limited to, the inclusion of students from underrepresented groups in the sciences, such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women in departments where they continue to be underrepresented. We've compiled a list of programs, funding opportunities, and diversity research that can be used to support your Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability students and also assist you in creating a more inclusive Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability community.
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 Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability 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.
- 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? Additional resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can be found under Prospective Students.
- Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience & Engineering
SURGE provides undergraduate scholars from other institutions and Stanford with an eight-week, all-expenses-paid, mentored research experience in a Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability research group or laboratory. Application period begins mid November through late January.
- 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: "Evidence-Based Strategies for Recruiting a Diverse Faculty" (ppt).
- Kuo, M. (2017). Consciously combating unconscious bias. Science online. (includes links to examples for rubrics and other resources).
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).
- Roberts, M. R. (2009). Realizing societal benefit from academic research: Analysis of the National Science Foundation’s broader impacts criterion (pdf). Social Epistemology, 23(3-4), 199-219.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 – is a university-wide initiative to provide resources and community events to support Stanford's and commitment to an inclusive, equitable community.