Unconscious Bias Education and Cultural Change Resources

Unconscious biases are stereotypes about certain groups of people that are formed outside our own conscious awareness. Everyone has unconscious bias.  We have them based on social and identity groups (race, gender, age, sexuality, etc.). These biases stem from our brain’s being programmed to make sense of the world by quickly categorizing information it receives. They affect our perceptions, judgements and behaviors. Resources include bias and gender diversity quick reads, handouts, resources from other universities, and more.

Mutual Mentoring and Career Advising Resources

Faculty mentoring plays an important role in faculty career success. We know that mentoring can address a number of the potential roadblocks to faculty. Mentoring offers an effective method for building one’s network, enhancing productivity, and developing a sense of belonging and support. Resources for mentoring include materials on effective mentoring and mutual mentoring.

Advocates and Allies

The Advocates and Allies project at RIT is specifically designed for academic settings to support men faculty, in consultation with women faculty, in gender-equity efforts.

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Presentation and Publications

Publications and presentations from members of the institutionalized AdvanceRIT office, AdvanceRIT Institutional Transformation grant team, or using AdvanceRIT data are available.

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Work-Life Resources

AdvanceRIT has prepared resources for faculty for navigating work and life and for getting established in the Rochester community.

Faculty Hiring/Dual Career

Effective recruitment and hiring practices are critical to affecting positive change for women faculty in STEM. These resources are geared toward department chairs, deans, and faculty search committees.

RIT’s Dual Career Program- Office of the Provost

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Faculty

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on faculty productivity, especially for women faculty with caregiving responsibilities. Societal unrest occurring at the same time has led to additional impacts on faculty of color. These resources describe the equity impacts of the pandemic and provide some suggestions for mitigating these impacts.