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.
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).
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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.
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).
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.
WISELI in the news
The past year has been a time of exciting reflection and change for WISELI, a research center supporting faculty diversity and inclusion, housed in the College of Engineering. New personnel, a new name, and plans …
WISELI co-Director Dr. Amy Wendt is one of nine winners of the “Cool Science Image Contest” in 2022, with her entry of a quilt which is a visual illustration of Varignon’s Theorem, which proves that …
WISELI’s founding co-Director, the incomparable Dr. Molly Carnes, has announced her retirement.
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This panel discussion aims to address the challenges women and other gender minorities face in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine), especially in the context of advancing their academic career, and will provide tools …
In the aftermath of the Amadou Diallo shooting in 1999, social psychology appeared perfectly poised to address one of the most pressing issues of racism in the United States—how police could misidentify a wallet for …
You’re invited! In this webinar on June 14th, 2023, we will hear from Tiffany Brannon, Kimberly Rios, and Angela Russell about approaches to inclusion and non-discrimination and how they can be employed for effective pro-diversity work.