UVA Engineering Directors of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

UVA Engineering has established Directors of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DDEIs) in each department to advance positive and substantive organizational change at the departmental and school levels.


Directors of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DDEIs) are embedded in each academic department and serve to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at the departmental, curricular, and extracurricular levels. The DDEIs work closely with the Center for Diversity in Engineering to build and sustain connections across departments and among faculty, students, and staff. Notable recent work in this area includes policy changes (e.g. lifting the caps on majors) and improved procedures (e.g. orientation messaging about math placement in conjunction with APMA's improved math placement exam). The foci of DDEI work also includes:

•Revising policies (e.g. promotion & tenure, workloads and supports),
•Curricular reform,
•Recruitment and retention of faculty, particularly for those from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds,
•Student support, particularly for those from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds,
•Departmental culture & climate, and physical space.

Current 2020 - 2021 committee members are: 
Bill Epling (CHE)
Keivan Esfarjani (MAE)
David Green (MSE)
Kevin Janes (BME)
Garrick Louis (ESE)
Lynn Mandeltort (Chair) (DO)
Upsorn Praphamontripong (CS)
Ann Reimers (ES)
Keith Williams (ECE)

This regularly updated page collects upcoming events, resources, and opportunities relevant to the DDEIs and the engineering school's broader efforts toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture.

  • Resources for Faculty

    Trauma - Aware Teaching Checklist 
    This doc lives at:  https://bit.ly/traumachecklist.

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    Suggestions for Fall 2020 Syllabi Modifications

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    Workshop: UVA Acts Performance - Inclusive Teaching Toolkit: First Days
    Please find all offerings of this Interactive online session open to all UVA instructors on CTE's Workshop and Events page HERE

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    Center for Teaching Excellence Connected Blog Post
    Alternative Grading: Practices to Support Both Equity and Learning
    (Sign up at the bottom of the page if interested in receiving updates directly to your email)  

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    EVENT: AAC&U 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference; March 24 - 26, 2021. Please find more information HERE. (See call for proposal information below.) 

    AAC&U invites proposals for strategy sessions, workshops, facilitated discussions, and posters at "Upholding These Truths: Equity, Diversity, and Democracy," the 2021 Virtual Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success. 

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    CURRICULUM (RE)DESIGN
    Call for Proposals: Curriculum (Re)Design Grants

    NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2021 
    Please find more information regarding eligibility, funding, expectations, and how to apply HERE

    The Center for Teaching Excellence invites departments, programs, and schools (hereafter “units”) to apply for grants to support significant curriculum design or redesign (hereafter “design”). Successful applicants will receive personalized support from an experienced CTE-led team throughout the curriculum design process and up to $15,000 in funds to support curriculum design efforts. In addition to a CTE faculty member with expertise in curriculum design, the CTE team includes a postdoctoral fellow who can lead curriculum-related data gathering and analysis, as well as partners from the offices of Organizational Excellence (OE) and Institutional Research and Analytics (IRA) who have expertise in managing change and assessment, respectively.

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    Community Read Virtual Panel Discussion January 25th 6pm  
    Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967) 
    Community Read Flyer.pdf
    For more information please visit mlk.virginia.edu 

  • Resources for Students

    Virginia - North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (VA - NC Alliance) Summer Research Program
    May 31st - July 28th, 2020  
    The Virginia - North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (VA - NC Alliance) seeks highly motivated undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field to apply to the 2020 Summer Research Program. Students are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to research and other program activities. Emphasis is placed on conducting research in a lab setting where well-defined research goals, frequent communication, and significant contributions from multiple researchers are central to the success of a given project
    Flyer

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    EVENT: AAC&U 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference; March 24 - 26, 2021. Please find more information HERE. (See call for proposal information below.) 

    AAC&U invites proposals for strategy sessions, workshops, facilitated discussions, and posters at "Upholding These Truths: Equity, Diversity, and Democracy," the 2021 Virtual Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success. 

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    Community Read Virtual Panel Discussion January 25th 6pm  
    Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967) 
    Community Read Flyer.pdf
    For more information please visit mlk.virginia.edu 

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    Thanksgiving break is a great time to work on applications! PathwaysToScience.org is an excellent resource for finding both paid summer research programs and fully funded STEM graduate programs. Use the website to search:

    • 630 paid summer research programs for undergrads and grad students, including opportunities funded by NSF, NASA, NOAA, etc.
    • 138 fully funded STEM masters programs
    • 160 fully funded STEM PhD programs

    For help finding programs, view this quick video tutorial on how to use the advanced search page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKsAGk8dAw&t=16s