Resources for Mentoring Students from Diverse Backgrounds

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Navigating Careers in the Academy: Gender, Race, and Class

  • Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, in partnership with ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success, is introducing a new Working Paper series that will focus on navigating careers in the academy. Topics of interest for this series include strategies for diversifying faculty, staff, and students; creating inclusive research environments; mechanisms for involving graduate and undergraduate students in research; considering inclusivity in mentoring; and gender bias in the classroom.

I'm a Black Female Scientist. On My First Day of Work, a Colleague Threatened to Call the Cops on Me.

  • “I hate to be a part of that statistic of Black women who leave STEM, but the reality is, it’s not that we can’t do the work. It’s just that we’re not being included enough to feel like we should stay.”

Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty: Strategic Initiatives for Institutional Value Proposition Based on Perspectives from a Range of Academic Institutions

  • This work by J. Whittaker, B. Montgomery, and V. Martinez Acosta addresses issues pertaining to the disproportionate underrepresentation of faculty from racial and ethnic minorities at academic institutions. Of particular interest is their discussion on how the make-up of the faculty can impact the mentorship of URM students.