Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Diversity & Inclusion Team

 

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UAA staff members interested in being involved in the the UAA D&I Team are encouraged to subscribe to the listserv and attend meetings as you are able.

Email Jodene Davis at jodene@uw.edu.

The Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Team provides a space for UAA staff members to discuss, learn about, and facilitate a community around issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice, race and equity. Through regular opportunities, UAA staff are invited to engage in the following ways:

  • Contribute and share personal perspective and experiences.
  • Participate in active and reflective discussions and events and initiatives that address diversity, inclusion, social justice, race and equity issues;
  • Exchange diversity, inclusion, social justice, race and equity resources;

Desired Outcomes

  • Increased feeling of community and belonging
  • Individual learning and self-development
  • Understanding of each other and each other’s work

What We Do

  • Monthly meetings with reflective and active components
  • Resource sharing

D&I Team Norms and Practices

Participation

Everyone in UAA is welcome. Participation is voluntary. Join when you want and are able to.

Attitude and behaviors for meetings and events
  • Assume best intentions and accept your impact.
  • Anyone is welcome, anytime

Coordination of the D&I Team

UAA is committed to providing regular opportunities to gather and talk about issues important to our work and to us personally. With the D&I Team, a space, time, and date for our meetings is reserved in advance and all are invited to help create an agenda that’s relevant and timely for those interested in being part of this community. All may be part of leading this effort without the concern of managing meeting room and calendar logistics.

If you are interested in helping to coordinate content for meetings on an ad-hoc or regular basis, please contact Jodene Davis jodene@uw.edu. This can be a professional development opportunity for staff interested and able to invest a couple hours each month beyond the actual meeting times.

Communication

Meeting and event announcements, reminders, agendas, and notes are distributed via email listserv and/or a shared Google drive and are available to all staff in UAA.

Monthly meetings

Monthly meetings are typically held in the afternoon to accommodate later work shifts. Meetings are agenda driven and and can be offered in a variety of formats to encourage interaction and inclusion. The monthly agenda is created using a template and includes the inclusively and annually created “norms” (see above) visually presented on each meeting’s agenda.

Content is inspired by current issues and events, team members’ contributions, and meeting coordinators’ preferences. Each meeting includes an opportunity for people to workshop or share a best practice.

In years past topics/projects included: balancing values, political activity and public employee status; risks versus benefits of incorporating gender pronouns in programming; personal civic engagement and areas of influence; creating intentional spaces for respectful dialogue and personal safety; critical view of acknowledgement language; mapping sub-unit equity goals to the 2017-2021 UW Diversity Blueprint.

D&I Team Involvement

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Any UAA staff member may attend meetings of the D&I Team and/or any events hosted by D&I. To receive regular communications, have meetings added to your Outlook calendar, or to access the Google folder please contact Jodene Davis jodene @ uw.edu or 206.685.5123.