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 Earth students and also assist you in creating a more inclusive Stanford Earth community.
- DEI Grant Proposals Assistance
Our office can provide letters of support and information about Stanford Earth 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 Earth research group or laboratory. Application period begins mid November through late January.
- 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).
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.
- Bassette, L.S. (2020). The staff are not ok. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- 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.
Work and wellness resources
- Cardinal at Work, Manager Toolkit
- Faculty Staff Help Center
- 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.