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Equity & Inclusion in Advising

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The Committee for Equity & Inclusion in Advising (CEIA) was founded in the spring of 2017 with the task to implement strategies to fulfill the expectations of the Advising Strategic Plan and UC’s Equity & Inclusion guiding principles within the UC Advising Community.

CEIA’s mission is to promote equity and inclusion in the UC advising community through education and support. In addition to the committee’s own initiatives, the CEIA aims to share other equity and inclusion activities relevant to the advising community at UC.

 

Training & Workshops

Through the Professional Development series, the Office of Advising & Academic Services offers different workshops throughout the semester, some including topics pertaining to equity and inclusion. Other offices across campus offer training as well. Please check out the resources below for more information.

 

Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact

Recurring sessions and special presentations are offered through the
Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact. New dates and events are routinely added, so make sure you frequently visit their website. Learn more about training and workshops offered through the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact

 

LGBTQ Center

Become an Ally, Advocate, and Activist for our campus LGBTQ community through the Center’s Ally Training Curriculum Series. Dates are available on a rolling basis. Learn more about the Ally Training Curriculum Series

 

SuccessFactors

Human Resources and a variety of offices across campus offer training in different areas, including equity and inclusion.  

Please note that there are fees involved with some sessions, so discuss your participation with your supervisor in order to have your department sponsor it. Learn more about training and workshops available through SuccessFactors

 

Campus Resources

The Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact’s website contains referrals to a variety of resources available to students, staff, and faculty at UC. While it’s highly recommended you take some time to navigate these resources to better assist your students and co-workers, below are a few of the most important resources advisors should be familiar with.

 

Equity & Inclusion Offices and Programs

The Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact offers a comprehensive list of offices and programs relevant to students. Ideal for referrals. Learn more about equity & inclusion offices and programs

 

Equal Opportunity Resources

Learn about laws and policies related to equal opportunities at UC. Resources are relevant for both students and staff. Learn more about equal opportunity resources

 

College/Unit E&I Offices and Initiatives

In addition to representation through roles of Diversity & Inclusion liaisons, the following colleges have individual equity and inclusion resources:

 

Tools

Test Your Implicit Biases

Implicit biases are the biggest barriers for equity and inclusion. Sadly, we all have them, but luckily, we can overcome these. By being aware of your implicit biases, you can reduce or eliminate personal prejudices and improve your sense of objectivity.

Below are two resources for assessing your implicit biases. Explore these for your own personal or professional development or start a conversation by sharing with co-workers and students.

 

PwC Blind Spots
Titled Blind Spots, the financial conglomerate PricewaterhouseCoopers put together a website helping individuals taking control of "unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors" (pwc.com). The material includes short videos and a paper-based guide for self-reflection. Learn more about PwC Blind Spots

 

Project Implicit
Described as a "non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition," Project Implicit offers in-depth individual assessments of implicit biases related to a number of areas such as gender, race, sexuality, religion, and body image. Learn more about Project Implicit

 

News & Updates

Newsletters

Subscribing to newsletters is an easy way to stay in the loop of current events relevant to yourself, your students, and your co-workers. Below are a few suggestions for organizations to connect with.

Organization How to subcribe
LGBTQ Center Subscribe to listserv
Ethnic Programs & Services   Subscribe to newsletter
United Black Student Association Subscribe to newsletter

Other Newsletters

Publications such as Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education often bring articles and pieces on topics pertaining to equity and inclusion. Visit their website to sign up for daily or weekly news updates.

 

 

 

Committee

Brittany Bibb
AACRC

Alex Brogaard
AAS

Derek Cunningham
Exploratory Studies

 

Kea Hardy
Pathways Advising

Arthur Walton
Cincinnati Pride Grant