Post-election resources and support
UW events and discussions
The UW Faculty Senate invites all UW faculty and staff to a series of discussions addressing the potential impact of changes in the broader political context as it relates to our leadership, teaching, and research within an academic institution. Read more >
Race & Equity Initiative workshops
The Race & Equity Initiative is offering a series of workshops on equity, leadership, and cross cultural communication. For session titles, descriptions and RSVP information visit their Leadership workshops page.
CTL community conversations
CTL is offering resources, community conversations, and departmental conversations. Some community conversations take place in person, others online. Those who opt to participate in online sessions can do so from home or from their office.
Additional sessions and resources will be added. Please check back for updates.
Past CTL community conversations
For faculty members, graduate instructors and teaching assistants:
- “Teaching Post-Election”
Dec. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.,
Gerberding 100 Facilitators: Amanda Hornby (Teaching & Learning Program Librarian, University Libraries), and LeAnne Jones Wiles (Director, First Year Programs)
This discussion is open to all but will be geared toward staff educators who work with students.
- “Teaching Race Post-Election”
Dec. 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall 258
Facilitator: Moon-Ho Jung, Associate Professor, History
While this conversation is geared toward faculty members, those in other teaching roles are welcome.
- “Breathing & Teaching as a Person of Color after the Election”
November 17, from 10:30-11:20 a.m. (online via Zoom)
This conversation is limited to faculty, TAs, and graduate student instructors who identify as persons of color.
Facilitated by Theresa Ronquillo (Social Work)
- “Breathing & Teaching after the Election”
November 16, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Gerberding 100 (CTL Common Space)
Facilitators: Kelly Edwards (Bioethics & Humanities) and Beth Kalikoff (Writing Studies)
UW messages and information
- Information and resources for UW community members, Office of Global Affairs resource for UW faculty, staff and students from nations affected by the January 28 executive order on immigration
- Supporting our international scholars and students, message from President Ana Mari Cauce posted 1/29/17
- A safe and welcoming place for all, message from President Ana Mari Cauce, and Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Baldasty
- UW Diversity Blueprint, articulates the tri-campus community’s aspirations for becoming a truly inclusive and equitable environment for learning, research, service, and outreach
- UW Race & Equity initiative, launched by President Cauce in Spring 2015, the initiative calls for the UW community to address racism and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society
- The UW Bias Incident Advisory Committee has a reporting process to help ensure the campus remains a welcoming and respectful environment
- Leadership Without Borders, works with and for undocumented students at UW
- On free expression, universities must light the way, by UW President Cauce
- Academic free speech: Faculty Code and Governance, Section 24-33
- Inclusivity and community, UW Faculty Senate page with links to post-election events and resources
Returning to the classroom after the election
- Returning to the Classroom after the Election from University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning & Teaching
- Teaching after the Election The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (Brown University)
- Teaching in Response to the Election Center for Teaching (Vanderbuilt University)
- UW School of Public Health collection of syllabi statements on classroom climate & inclusive teaching
- How to Help Diverse Students Find Common Ground, by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu for Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley
Engaging in difficult conversations
- Responding to disruptions and incivility in the classroom, suggested strategies and resources from UW faculty members.
- Speech and counter speech: Rights and responsibilities (recorded discussion). Hosted by the UW Race & Equity Initiative, three renowned educators and lawyers discuss First Amendment rights and the meaning of free speech in the context of higher education.
- Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom, by Lee Warren, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.
- Teaching Strategies: Incivility in the College Classroom, University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
- Making the Most of “Hot Moments” in the Classroom, University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
- Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How, by Sian Ferguson.
- Ten Ways to Fight Hate, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) guide sets out 10 principles for fighting hate, along with stories of people who worked to push hate out of their communities.
- Discussing racial violence in the U.S.: Resources for discussing current events, UW Center for Teaching and Learning.
- 30 Ways to Be a Better Ally, by Jamie Utt
- Being An Ally/Building Solidarity, by Southerners On New Ground (S.O.N.G.)
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project defending and advancing the rights of immigrants
- Transforming Anger into Building Solidarity, by Beth Berila
Ways to contribute to community organizing
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets, by Anderson, Barett, Dixon, Garrido, Kane, Nancherla, Narichania, Narasimham, Rabiyah, and Richart
Campus and community resources for self-care and mental health
- 3 Ways to Prioritize Self-Care While Resisting Dehumanization: Because #BlackWellnessMatters, by Akilah S. Richards
- 4 Self-Care Resources for Days When the World is Terrible, by Miriam Zoila Perez
- 5 Self-Care Tips for Activists – ‘Cause Being Woke Shouldn’t Mean Your Spirit’s Broke, by Kim Tran
- What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone, by Heather Plett
- What’s Missing When We Talk About Self-Care, by Carmenleah Ascencio
24-hour crisis clinics
- Crisis Clinic: http://crisisclinic.org/find-help/crisis-line/
- Call 866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222
- TTY 206-461-3222
- For King County dial 211 (M-F 8 am – 6 pm)
- Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764
- Skagit County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-584-3578
- Snohomish County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-584-5578 or 425-258-4357
- UW Bothell – Counseling Services
- UW Seattle Counseling Center
- UW Seattle Hall Health Center – Mental Health Clinic
- UW Tacoma – Student Counseling Center
- NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
- Trans Lifeline : 877-565-8860