Faculty and Staff services

Diversity Training Certificate

Here on the Forty Acres, we value diverse people, ideas and scholarship. Our diversity makes UT Austin a fascinating place to work. With nearly 52,000 students and more than 15,000 employees, our campus is a hub for ideas and research that make a difference around the world.

As employees in this dynamic, diverse environment, it is helpful to understand the perspectives of colleagues and students from different cultures and backgrounds, with differing abilities and viewpoints. That same understanding is useful in hiring and recruiting and getting the most from your work relationships.

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and Human Resources have collaborated to offer a Diversity Education Certificate through UT Learn Courses. UT Austin employees will be able to learn more about managing diverse teams and working with students, staff and faculty from all backgrounds as well as how campus climate, Title IX, and implicit bias can affect our culture at work.

Join us for one or two or all of the courses listed below. Most will be offered at least twice during the academic year. See all DDCE courses at UT Learn by logging in with UT EID.

Additional University Resources for Staff and Faculty

The University of Texas at Austin offers many diversity and inclusion learning resources as well as university resource groups to foster an inclusive culture.

Provost Resources

The Provost’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site will connect you to groups such as the Coalition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, the Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity (CREED), the University Faculty Gender Equity Council, and the Council for LGBTQ+ Access, Equity, and Inclusion (Q+AEI). This page also provides data insights about faculty demographics as well as resources such as the Faculty Search Committee Workshop.


Faculty Council

Faculty Council plays a vital role in shared governance at The University of Texas at Austin by evaluating, monitoring, and providing recommendations on undergraduate curriculums and degree programs and developing and updating University policies affecting faculty, staff, and students


Faculty Innovation Center

The FIC supports instructional innovation, interdisciplinary collaborations, and increased opportunities for experiential learning across campus. Here, you will find resources to learn more about inclusive teaching and learning.


Office for Inclusion and Equity

The Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE), a resource for the campus community, investigates and helps to resolve complaints of discrimination, advances inclusive faculty recruitment and retention strategies, and facilitates institutional diversity planning. Through educational curricula, policy development, and campus climate initiatives, OIE helps ensure the university’s compliance with all applicable civil rights legislation. OIE cultivates an inclusive and equitable campus culture wherein diversity and excellence are mutually reinforcing goals. At the OIE site, you will find more information about investigations, Diversity Planning Tools for Diversity and Inclusion Committees, inclusive search and retention tools, as well as the inclusive classrooms leadership certificate.


University Resource Groups

University Resource Groups (URGs) provide an organized voice on campus for diverse communities within The University of Texas at Austin. The URGs not only provide a way to communicate the needs of these diverse groups to the campus community, but also celebrate the voices, identities, experiences, and talents of the groups. The URGs also provide leadership training and other professional development, community service opportunities, and celebrations such as an annual potluck for all faculty and staff.

University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan:

The University of Texas at Austin is actively working to improve diversity, inclusion and equity within the campus community. UDIAP is a reflection upon how we can provide the best education possible for students from all backgrounds, especially those that have been historically marginalized. UDIAP is considered a fluid document and is reviewed twice a year.


Campus Climate Response Team

Comprised of a group of staff members from across the university, the CCRT facilitates appropriate responses to reports of campus climate incidents affecting the UT Austin community and serves as a repository for reports of bias.


Dynamics of Diversity Learning Library