The ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity & Resilience (OFER) has identified resources to address equity challenges that commonly emerge within departments.
Service Equity Resources
- Undoing the Can of Worms. Kerry Ann O’Meara talks about how to make faculty service demands more equitable. (Inside Higher Ed., June 27, 2018)
- The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work. Joya Misra, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, Elissa Holmes, and Stephanie Agiomavritis discuss how to make service work more equitable for women associate professors. (ACADEME, January-February 2011)
- Evening Things Out. Colleen Flaherty discusses one study on how to strategically intervene and address faculty workload disparities. (Inside Higher Ed., January 30, 2019)
- Faculty Workload and Evaluation Task Force Report (pdf). University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering reports best practices for allocating faculty workload, documenting faculty accomplishments, and assessing faculty productivity. (University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering, March 2018).
Equitable Faculty Workload Resources
- Making Faculty Workload Equitable. (YouTube video) A team of social science researchers created this video to provide strategies to promote fair faculty workloads. (Science Animated, March 12, 2019)
- Workload Considerations in Academic Program Review: An Opportunity to Advance Equity (pdf). KerryAnn O'Meara and colleagues summarize where and how issues of faculty workload might be considered in academic program reviews.
- Faculty Workload and Evaluation Task Force Report (pdf). University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering reports best practices in the college for allocating faculty workload, documenting faculty accomplishments, and assessing faculty productivity. (University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Science, March 2018).
- How Can Departments Foster Fair and Equitable Faculty Workloads (YouTube video) The Faculty Workload and Rewards Project created this video to describe the process of equity-minded faculty workload reform. (Science Animated, January 21, 2022)
Promoting An Inclusive Departmental Climate
- Guide to writing a code of conduct. Project Include provides some guidance and considerations regarding how to set the norms for diversity and inclusion.
- Sample codes of conduct from other U.S. universities:
- Breaking Barriers and Creating Inclusiveness (pdf). Diana Bilimoria, Simy Joy, and Xiangfen Liang draw experiences from 19 U.S. universities, funded by National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT grants, and describe the facilitating factors, program initiatives, institutionalization, and outcomes of their transformation, and suggest a transformation model.
- Equity Diversity, and Inclusion: Inclusive Language Guidelines (pdf). The American Psychological Association has proposed guidelines aiming to raise awareness, guide learning, and support the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases that center the voices and perspectives of those who are often marginalized or stereotyped.