UW Graduate School

For Faculty and Staff

Departmental Diversity Committee Meetings

Once a quarter we bring together leaders of departmental committee (DDCs) across our graduate programs to provide an important interdisciplinary space to learn about new resources, hear about best practices and lessons learned, and engage in dialogue on effective ways to advance diversity and inclusion goals.

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Faculty Seminars

Faculty across disciplines are invited to come together on a quarterly basis to engage in dialogue about key issues related to diversity and inclusion. These events include brief faculty presentations and participants sharing their own expertise and experiences. Past topics have addressed implicit bias, inclusive teaching and investing in diversity.

Learn more about our faculty seminars

Engaging Oppression, Transgressions, and Microaggressions

This new graduate course series runs in concert with the Graduate School’s Public Lecture Series on Equity and Difference. With support from the University’s Race and Equity Initiative, this non-sequential one-credit seminar is offered quarterly. Graduate students, staff, and faculty may choose to register and participate for just one quarter or all three. A dynamic resource repository of readings, tools, and resources from each course are available.

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Inclusive Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), a collaboration of the Graduate School, Undergraduate Academic Affairs and UW Libraries, offers tailored training such as inclusive teaching and addressing microaggressions to faculty and teaching assistants. The center’s innovative Interactive Theater as Pedagogy program has trained students, staff and faculty in the art of overcoming oppression and institutional racism.

See what CTL can do for you

Brown Bag Series

The diversity team consists of Graduate School staff who facilitate dialogue and coordinate activities regarding diversity for staff engagement. This year the group initiated a quarterly brown bag series. The series provides opportunities for staff to engage in discussions regarding diversity and inclusion. Discussion topics have included the native experience at UW, being black in Seattle, and gender and sexuality.

More about the Brown Bag series

Public Lecture Series

The Graduate School administers three endowments that fund the public lecture series:

  • Walker-Ames Fund
  • Jessie and John Danz Fund
  • Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Fund
  • Signature Speaker Series

These lectures bring outstanding and renowned scholars and individuals whose lives have significantly impacted society. The Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association are proud to present the 2017-2018 Public Lecture Series titled Equity and Difference: Rights. It features thought leaders from UW and around the world who are working to address the consequences of prejudice, racism, and exclusion and seeking solutions for change.

Explore the Public Lecture Series