DIP Meetings Winter Quarter 2018

Welcome UC Davis Physics Grad Students and Postdocs! Diversity & Inclusion in Physics (DIP) meetings will take place on Fridays in Physics 185 between January 19 and March 16, 2018 at the following times: Fridays 1:10 - 2:00pm (every other week): Jan. 19 Feb. 2 Feb. 16 Mar. 2 Mar. 16 Fridays 6:10 - 7:00pm … Continue reading DIP Meetings Winter Quarter 2018

Meeting Notes 10/05/2016

This was the first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year, where we reset the mailing list (you have to sign up again to stay on the list each year), discussed and revised the goals of the group, and discussed a journal article about gender bias in teaching evaluations for physics teachers. The revised group goals … Continue reading Meeting Notes 10/05/2016

Meeting Notes 4/14

-Sexual Harassment Policy Change -Davis Democratic Socialist club has contacts for further information/action on this front. -We discussed the possible audience for this statement -We can try and get signatures from faculty in this department Upper Division Discussion sections -Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is currently meeting -Facebook page is up, will be up and running soon … Continue reading Meeting Notes 4/14

Physics Colloquium 4/11/2016

Here are the slides from the presentation and the bibliography referenced during the presentation given by Binnie Singh and Mikael Villalobos on Monday, April 11, 2016. Understanding Bias and Microaggression Physics Colloquium slides Bibliography of Research Cited and Consulted organized by topic Title: Understanding Bias and Microaggression Speakers: Binnie Singh and Mikael Villalobos Binnie Singh, Assistant Vice … Continue reading Physics Colloquium 4/11/2016

Meeting Notes 3/11/16: UC Sexual Harassment Policy

At this meeting, Rachel H. presented a powerpoint highlighting the role of sexual harassment in the sciences, detailed the UC's new sexual harassment policy, and the potential problems with it.  Her slides can be found here. Everyone in attendance agreed that there were many issues with the new sexual harassment policy and that we, as … Continue reading Meeting Notes 3/11/16: UC Sexual Harassment Policy

Investing in Historically URM Scholars notes on seminar by Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana

Here are notes from the UC Davis ADVANCE Seminar today (March 14, 2016) entitled, "Investing in Historically URM Scholars: Applying Competent and Responsive Practices in Higher Education," with Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana. See http://www.crge.umd.edu for more information about the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at University of Maryland, where Dr. Zambrana is the Director. Data … Continue reading Investing in Historically URM Scholars notes on seminar by Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana

Meeting Notes 2/26/2016: Graduate Student orientation and TA training

Rachel H. started this week's meeting with a quick introduction to the graduate student union's concerns regarding the recently implemented UC policy on mandatory reporting of sexual harassment. Email Rachel for more information or to stay informed about this issue. Following this, we discussed the Fall graduate student orientation and TA training, which usually lasts three … Continue reading Meeting Notes 2/26/2016: Graduate Student orientation and TA training

Meeting notes 2/19/2016: More work on well-being survey

Molly prepared an outline (available here) about the UC Berkeley graduate happiness and well-being  report (linked here). We learned that they did not include category titles in the survey given to respondents (for example, "Satisfaction with Life" questions would appear as a section with no title) and that survey items were not numbered. At UC Berkeley, they … Continue reading Meeting notes 2/19/2016: More work on well-being survey