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Each year, NCURA publishes 6 editions of NCURA Magazine, management, perspectives on federal policy written by members and non-members, and the latest information and topics of interest to research administrators. The January/February 2019 issue introduced the Inclusion Initiatives column, which highlights new or ongoing diversity and inclusion ideas or processes (see the column's introductory announcement by Denise Moody here). Full digital editions of this year's Magazine Issues are available to NCURA members here. Issues from prior years are available to both members and the general public here.
Disability & -Isms: Racism, Sexism, and Ageism - If an organization is overrun by “-isms,” everyone loses. This lively panel discussion will shed insight of the impact of racism, sexism, ageism, and ableism. When -isms are present in an organization, people do not work to their full advantage, teams are not as strong, communication is weaker, and consultation about important tasks that require collaboration and multiple perspectives may not happen. Attendees will gain an awareness of these -isms and understand how to combat these very common forms of bias.
This is the fifth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Originally Aired: September 9, 2021
Presenters: Jamie Caldwell, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine; Tre'Shawn Hall-Baker, PhD, Santa Monica College; Jared Karol, JaredKarol.com; and Samantha Westcott, California Institute of Technology
Research Administration and Data: What the data says about us and how we can leverage this information to be the change we seek. In today’s climate, you’d be hard pressed to find an organization that does not talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) as a priority, a goal, a value, a differentiator, a part of organizational culture, and, at the same time, a focused area for improvement. This panel will examine the outputs of the latest NCURA climate survey as well as the trajectories and impact of a series of surveys of the research administration community. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the general make-up of both NCURA and the research administration community as a whole, comparisons to the US workforce overall, and the impact of an aging and heavily white and female community on the industry.
This is the fourth of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Originally Aired: July 8, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Laneika K. Musalini, Tri-County Technical College; Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Mario R. Medina, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; and Jennifer Shambrook, PhD, University of Central Florida
Workplace Cultural Norms: Professionalism - This panel will unpack the effect of workplace cultural norms and the unintended impact of those norms. Managers that hire employees who come from all economic and sociopolitical backgrounds will bring unique viewpoints and perspectives to the organization. Embracing cultural diversity allows employees from disadvantaged backgrounds to have a better opportunity to enjoy a rewarding, fulfilling career. This session will focus on case studies related to gender, accommodation, and tropes, as well as provide insight into the unintended impact. Attendees will unlock discoveries of how workplace exams, dress codes and definitions of “professionalism” are rooted in bias.
This is the third of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Originally Aired: May 4, 2021
Presenters: Saiqa Anne Qureshi, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Rashonda Harris, Johns Hopkins University's Master of Science in Research Administration Program; Anya Soto, Culture Crafters; Steven Lei, The Phillips Academy
Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion are of great importance to university administrators, particularly now as Universities seek to be a microcosm of society that embrace diversity and full minority participation in all aspects of our culture. This discussion, with an expert panel on the impact of and the mitigation of bias in recruitment, retention, promotion, and redeployment, will give attendees an in-depth perspective on each topic with practical takeaways to deploy as needed in the workplace to reduce the impact of bias in their teams and larger organization.
This is the second of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Originally Aired: March 4, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Johns Hopkins University; Annette Hay, Coventry University; Jerry Knighton, Clemson University; Dr. Valyncia Raphael-Woodward, Western University of Health Sciences; and Dr. Marianne Wood, Johns Hopkins University
Unconscious Biases are social stereotypes of certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Attendees will learn the foundation and gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of unconscious bias; and the impact of an inherently racist social system, as well as mitigation strategies for the workplace. The DEI webinar series will include the following topics recruitment, retention and promotion; the impact on workplace cultural norms; data around who research administrators are; the effect on those with identified differences (disability, gender/sex and age); and allyship and its critical place in NCURA and research administration.
This is the first of six webinars focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Originally Aired: January 7, 2021
Presenter: Wayne Moody, Certified Dream Builder Coach, and Rashonda Harris, Johns Hopkins University