The Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) offers various learning and education opportunities for faculty, staff, academic and research staff, and postdocs.
In collaboration with L&OD and OGI the NYU Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute (GILMI), was a three part course which examines the role of inclusive leadership in advancing global inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access/accessibility (GIDBEA) within the work environment. GILMI offered mid- and upper-level staff and administrators in managerial/leadership roles the opportunity to learn about research, leadership theories, and inclusive leadership best practices and to develop their own approach to creating inclusive workplace environments.
These 1.5 hour workshops developed by the OIE and Academic Appointments aim to provide guidelines and effective strategies, and to discuss best practices for faculty searches for Search Committee members. Resources are provided for all faculty to review. All first-time members of search committees are required to participate in a workshop at the start of their service.
In Part I, these sessions provided an overview of best practices for designing a recruitment strategy that draws a diverse candidate pool. Participants will receive resources and tools to conduct broad outreach and will learn strategies to mitigate implicit/unconscious bias at each stage of the search process.
In Part II, the sessions focused on providing some of the best practices for executing inclusive recruitment strategies; reviewing some of the tools and resources that could be used to evaluate applicants fairly and explore recruitment metrics and discussed strategies that can be used if a candidate pool is not diverse. Case studies and embedded activities were used to engage participants in reflective practice, peer discussion, situational analysis and action planning.
Please note that some of these resources are accessible by NYUAD community members only.
In collaboration with the Admissions Office, the Counselor’s Weekend sessions
The Introduction to IDBEA at NYUAD sessions for Counselor’s Weekend focused on IDBEA foundation and principles along with diversity at NYUAD and various counseling strategies and frameworks that can be used to prepare high school students for a global college education.
In collaboration with the Office of Faculty Advancement and Engagement, in these sessions, the OIE helped faculty become more self-aware of their identities and provided faculty with resources and tools on how to navigate and understand IDBEA at NYUAD.
In Part I, the OIE reviewed concepts and theories that are relevant to understanding IDBEA at NYUAD. Part II provided an overview of microaggressions including microassaults, microinsults, microinvalidations, and also micro affirmations.
This session helped participants explore basic IDBEA concepts along with their own diversity and social identities. Through discussion and sharing, participants were able to learn about how their own identity influences how they understand, assess, engage and teach students.
In these sessions, the OIE reviewed concepts and theories that are relevant to fostering IDBEA in their teams.
In collaboration with the NYUAD’s Core Curriculum, these weekly drop-in sessions will offer opportunities to meet other faculty, talk to administrators in the Core Curriculum, and engage in timely topics. Each week the topics of discussion and themes differ and at times there are guest presenters.