Faculty Events - DEIBJ

Upcoming Faculty Events

These events are designed to foster equity, inclusion, diversity, belonging and justice on the Berkeley campus. 

Event sponsors include the Division of Equity & Inclusion, the Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare, and the Graduate Division, along with their campus partners.

Upcoming Spring 2022 and yearlong events

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Liberatory Design for Transformational Change

3 sessions /  February 10, March 29, April 12

Interactive 3-part series supporting UC Berkeley departments in addressing racism and inequity. The Liberatory Design process integrates learning and strategic action with a creative, emergent process that helps translate your equity values into day-to-day action and culture change. Select units with attendees at all 3 workshops will be eligible for team coaching to implement a liberatory design project within their unit. Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Anti Racist Campus Initiative, the Graduate Division, People & Culture, Equity & Inclusion and the Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare. Sessions held via Zoom. Registration required

Graduate Diversity Leadership Academy

Monthly sessions / September 2021 – May 2022

Graduate Division Initiative

The Graduate Diversity Leadership Academy is a yearlong effort designed to help equip departments to focus on the domains of admissions, belonging, climate, and data for equity. Academy content is designed to align with the lifecycle of graduate education during the academic year. Departmental teams of 3 or more are requested.

Writing the *second* book: Getting started, getting finished, and everything that happens in between

April 1, 2022, 12:30 - 2:00pm 

Faculty Link Program

The second book can be a daunting proposition, with the possibility of a long and circuitous route from the initial imaginings of the project to its final conclusion and publication. It can also involve serendipity - creating unplanned but fulfilling experiences. During this forum Core Advisors who have successfully completed a second (or third or fourth) book project will share some of their most successful strategies for choosing the next project topic, thinking about the time horizon for research and writing, finding the right publisher, managing the difficult middle period when the project is well underway, and staying focused while also balancing the other aspects of being a faculty member.

Cultivating corporate or philanthropic funding for your research

Co-sponsored with the Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy team in University Development and Alumni Relations

May 6, 2022 12:30 - 2:00pm 

Funding doesn’t have to come from agencies; there is also funding for creative research from foundations, corporations, philanthropic organizations and others. How do you identify foundations or corporations that may be interested in your research ideas? How can you most effectively tailor a great idea for such audiences? Faculty Core Advisors who have successfully received funding of this type will share their experiences with cultivating positive relationships in this arena. Staff from the Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy team will join us to share tips, strategies, and resources available to faculty.

Faculty Link Identity Gatherings

Spring 2022 - see dates below

Faculty Link Program

These informal gatherings are an opportunity for faculty with particular identities to come together in community, get to know other faculty, and share resources and support. Each is hosted by one or two Faculty Link Core Advisors.

Black Faculty Gathering: March 10;   Latinx Faculty Gathering: March 18;   Native American/Indigenous Faculty Gathering: April 22;   LSOE/LPSOE Faculty Gathering: April 29

B4:  Building Belonging @ Berkeley and Beyond

Quarterly dialogue sessions / beginning October 28, 2021

Division of Equity & Inclusion Initiative

A Virtual Dialogue Series focused on developing transformative practitioners, educators, and learners. to move toward anti-oppressive action. Fall 2021 topics included: Critical Consciousness During Pandemic Times (10/28/21) and Criticial Approaches to Transformative Justice and Trauma (12/9/21). Spring calendar forthcoming.