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Fostering the diversity, equity, and inclusion of faculty and leadership at UW-Madison


WISELI offers a variety of workshops and conducts research on their effectiveness.  These include workshops for faculty search committees, workshops to understand and minimize the influence of unconscious or implicit bias, and workshops to improve department climate.


Courses & Lectures

WISELI affiliates offer courses related to our goals of faculty diversity, equity and inclusion.  In addition, we may be available to provide lectures describing our workshops and research.

Courses & Lectures

Bookstore & Resources

Order printed versions of helpful WISELI publications from the Bookstore, or download PDFs of these resources instantly.  Links to our extensive research library and other resources can be found here.

Research & Data

WISELI is continually researching the effectiveness of our workshops and programming, as well as conducting original research on a variety of topics relating to the advancement of persons underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM).

Research & Data

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Celebrating Women and Gender Diversity in Science & Engineering Grant Program

A collaboration between WISELI and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine & Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine.

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The Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Program

Provides funds to faculty and non-emeritus permanent PIs at UW–Madison who are at critical junctures in their professional careers and whose research productivity has been directly affected by personal life events (e.g., illness of a dependent, parent, spouse/partner, or oneself; complications from childbirth; combination of major life events).

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WISELI’s mission is to increase the representation, advancement, and job satisfaction of women faculty and members of groups currently underrepresented on the faculty and in leadership positions at UW–Madison.

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WISELI acknowledges that our work is taking place on the ancestral Ho-Chunk land. This university exists because of the forced 1832 ceding and colonization of their territory and forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, who nevertheless resisted.  We honor the legacy of resistance and resilience of the Ho-Chuck people, and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other 11 First Nations within the boundaries of the State of Wisconsin. WISELI encourages all visitors to this website, and to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to learn more about the Ho-Chunk people by visiting the Our Shared Future website.