Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

2021 Equity, Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Framework

Watch and Learn - UD Training Sessions, Videos & Presentations

OEI Policy and Responsible Employee Training 

The OEI Policy and Responsible Employee Training was held on Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00  p.m.

Presented by Danica A. Myers, Interim Director of UD’s Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) and Interim Title IX Coordinator.

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Karelle Hall - Sovereignty and Race: Intersections of Nanticoke and Lenape Identities

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 the CANR DEI Committee hosted guest speaker Karelle Hall as she presented her research, “Sovereignty and Race: Intersections of Nanticoke and Lenape Identities.”

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Special Presentation: Dr. Melva Ware

Dr. Melva Ware spoke during a Cooperative Extension First Friday meeting on February 3, 2023.

Her primary focus in her career at the Univesity was to focus on improving underrepresented minority and low-income students access to college, including students’ preparation. 

Direct link to Dr. Ware's post with video recording


Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Description for the video above. "Have you wondered – what is the difference between diversity, equity and inclusion? What do these words mean, how do they affect my life, my teaching or my research?

Virtual Training held on 8/4/2020 hosted by the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

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Interfaith Leadership in Higher Education

Given the unique potential of higher education to lead the way in responding to the new religious and civic realities in America, an essential question emerges: to what extent is the collegiate experience preparing students to be successful leaders in our religiously diverse society? Our discussion moderators will be Carr Harkrader and Rachel Kline from the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). The IFYC is a national non-profit working towards an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together. 

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College Climate Assessments and Findings

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Assessment - August 2020

Prepared by Adam Foley, Ph.D.

Office of Equity & Inclusion

CANR DEI Student Survey Feedback - November 2020

Prepared by CANR DEI Committee

CANR DEI Virtual Town Hall November 19, 2020

Presentation, Resources and Recording are available for viewing here.

Hiring Resources

Sample EDI Interview Questions

Job Qualification Bullets per UD Human Resources

UD Diversity Statement

As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President’s Diversity Initiative

The University of Delaware’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.

Office of Equity and Inclusion Staff

Fatimah Conley, Esq.

Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Email: fconley@udel.edu 

Phone: (302) 831-7361

Adam Foley, Ph.D.

Director, Diversity Education, & Outreach

Email: foley@udel.edu 

Phone: (302) 831-1949

Michael L. Vaughan

Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Email: vaughan@udel.edu

Phone: (302)  831-2401

Stephanie Chang

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity and Student Life

Email: chang@udel.edu

Phone: (302) 831-7048

Dawn Barker Floyd, J.D.

Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator

Email: titleixcoordinator@udel.edu

(302) 831-8063

Elizabeth Reed

Director and University ADA & 504 Compliance Coordinator, Disability Support Services

Email: ecreed@udel.edu

Phone: (302) 831-4643

Title IX Policies & Reporting

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX’s prohibition of sexual discrimination includes prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Link: Sexual Misconduct Policy, Information & Resources

Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about the applicable University policies or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/ domestic violence is encouraged to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

LEAD (Leveraging Equity And Diversity) Ally Certificate

The LEAD Certificate Program is a tiered series of workshops designed to encourage participation in foundational and advanced educational offerings focused on equity and diversity. 

Additional UD Resources

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Customized Workshops

Throughout the summer, the Office of Equity and Inclusion will offer customized workshops, you may  request a customized workshop for your unit or department.

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Learn how to connect to MUSE.

Not Quite Six Feet Apart: Bias in a Pandemic

Cognitive biases can be grouped into two categories. Information biases cause us to take shortcuts in interpretations while making decisions. Ego biases allow our emotions and sense of self to excessively influence our decisions. 

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Voices of UD

Scholarly Articles

Article: Epistemic Exclusion of Women Faculty and Faculty of Color: Understanding Scholar(ly) Devaluation as a Predictor of Turnover Intentions

Women and underrepresented faculty of color reported higher perceptions of scholarly devaluation

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Article: Epistemic Exclusion: Scholar(ly) Devaluation That Marginalizes Faculty of Color

Epistemic exclusion is a form of academic gatekeeping that impedes the recruitment, advancement, and retention of faculty of color and offer strategies to address this barrier.

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Article: Future of STEM

Experts weigh in on emerging careers, and where to expect growth.

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Article: Does Gender Bias Still Affect Women in Science?

Recent studies show that gender bias affects student grading, professional hiring, mentoring, tenure, promotion, respect, grant proposal success, and pay. 

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Article: University of Kentucky Partners With NAACP to Establish New Research Initiative

This is the first time the NAACP has locked arms with university-based scholars... to help address the racial inequities that continue to plague the education system.

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Article: Equity, status and freedom: a note on higher education

Strategies to enhance socio-economic equity in higher education. The first strategy is to advance ‘fairness’ by changing the composition of participation. The second strategy advances ‘inclusion’ by broadening the access and completion of under-represented groups .

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Article: Grieving and frustrated: Black scientists call out racism in the wake of police killings

As marchers in the United States and around the world filled the streets this past week to protest against police brutality and racial injustice, Black scientists grieved openly on social media, calling for action on racism in society and in science.
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Article: Academia Isn’t a Safe Haven for Conversations About Race and Racism

We’re having hard conversations about racial justice in corporate America and academia right now. We have seen a flurry of company statements about diversity amid nationwide protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Will these conversations yield anything?
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