Past and Ongoing DIP Initiatives

  • Grad-to-undergrad mentorship workshops on:
    • Applying to graduate school
    • Imposter syndrome
  • Yearly letter to the faculty on avoiding bias in letter of recommendation writing
  • Grad-to-grad panel discussion dispelling myths and offering advice on the preliminary exam
  • Strike4BlackLives departmental initiatives including:
    • Anti-Racism Reading Group
    • Petition to faculty calling for URM faculty hiring
    • Expanding TA training on inclusive and equitable teaching
    • Physics and astronomy summer school for URM students
    • Quarterly town halls
  • Exit survey for graduate students completing their degrees
  • Documents on academic advising and online teaching best practices
  • Collaborations with Undergrad DIP, GradOPS, UCD Physics & Astronomy Climate Survey Committee, Aggie Neurodiversity Community, APS-IDEA, and the UCD physics and astronomy faculty DIP committee