Create a welcoming climate in your course and provide accommodations for students who need them. The University of Wisconsin – Madison values and supports an environment of inclusion.
UW Madison Institutional Statement on Diversity
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Inclusive environments are spaces where all students feel welcomed, respected, and valid. Every student is given the tools they need to succeed. Some students may require more tools than others to achieve the same success. These tools are called accommodations.
Some key examples for Engineering:
- Use gender neutral or inclusive language in examples in class.
- Avoid using sports metaphors as not all students can relate to sports or have sports knowledge.
- Select examples of engineering, math, and science success that include lesser known figures from history from diverse backgrounds.