Below are a list of resources both internal and external to UCCS related to enhancing the research experiences of women- and minority-identifying faculty and improving commnication within departments. For a brief overview of Project CREST specifically, you can download that here! Feel please free to share with your colleagues!
Annual Review Co-Creation Toolkit
The Project CREST Team developed a toolkit for departments to use as they create new or revise existing annual review criteria. As mandated by the CU regents, annual review criteria and processes must now be separate from RPT criteria. We hope the ideas and resources in this toolkit help your department develop inclusive and meaningful annual review criteria and processes. If you need support or have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network seeks to achieve gender equity for faculty in higher education STEM disciplines. As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network promotes systemic change by producing new perspectives, methods and interventions with an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens. The leading advocate for women in STEM the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
Founded in 2010, the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. All UCCS faculty, graduate students, and staff may join the NCFDD for free and gain access to a wealth of professional development resources.
UCCS Biases in Research and Beyond: Literacy Reference Guide.
In line with the Faculty Research Council's implementation of the UCCS 2030 strategic planning Research Framework Initiative to "Ensure accountability and bias-free implementation of research-related policies, incentives, and programs" we are excited to launch the Biases in Research and Beyond: Literacy Reference Guide.
At UCCS, we fuel success by actively researching and providing resources on a variety of issues, including inequity and social injustice. With this resources, we hope to expand the perspectives of Mountain Lions and spark informed conversations and motivate actions that will create substantial and lasting change that improves our UCCS community.
The National Institutes of Health commissioned a literature review to better understand the impact of diversity in the scientific community. The review examined literature from a variety of areas, including health, medical disciplines and business. This approach will be updated and is designed to emphasize contemporary reports.
This database contains summaries of the literature and can be sorted using key words or by using other filters.
This worldwide bestseller offers simple guidance for building the kind of open and trusting relationships vital for tackling global systemic challenges and developing adaptive, innovative organizations—over 200,000 copies sold and translated into seventeen languages!
We live, say Edgar and Peter Schein, in a culture of “tell.” All too often we tell others what we think they need to know or should do. But whether we are leading or following, what matters most is we get to the truth. We have to develop a commitment to sharing vital facts and identifying faulty assumptions—it can mean the difference between success and failure. This is why we need Humble Inquiry more than ever.
The Scheins define Humble Inquiry as “the gentle art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building relationships based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” It was inspired by Edgar’s twenty years of work in high-hazard industries and the health-care system, where honest communication can literally mean the difference between life and death.
In this new edition the authors look at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offer examples of it in action, and show how to overcome the barriers that keep us telling when we should be asking. This edition offers a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as not just a way of posing questions but an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves. Packed with case examples and a full chapter of exercises and simulations, this is a major contribution to how we see human conversational dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, and eminently practical way.