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At the institutional level, the University has invested resources to enhance Tulane's ability to recruit, support, and retain a professional workforce that values and supports EDI.  We have a variety of initiatives, resources and support mechanisms – you can explore many of these offices, centers, and initiatives here, the hub that compiles Tulane's over-arching EDI-University level initiatives.

Tulane's Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity provides educational programs to staff and faculty as part of Tulane’s commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse working and learning environment. Courses offered are designed to raise awareness, challenge our thinking and promote a respectful and inclusive environment.

  • Civil Treatment for Employees: This training program, available to all Tulane employees, simulates realistic workplace scenarios, offering insights and practical skills relevant to Tulane’s success. By focusing on day-to-day behaviors, Civil Treatment for Employees challenges and motivates participants to consider the impact of their behavior and encourages them to speak up when issues arise. Topics include speaking up about workplace issues, inappropriate and abusive behavior, social media and electronic communications, manager’s duty to act, and inappropriate mutual banter. This program is designed to help employees develop skills proven to positively impact the workplace culture and business results in ways that align with Tulane’s mission and values to foster a respectful and inclusive environment.
  • Civil Treatment for Leaders: This program, participation in which is encouraged of leaders from across the University, including the SOM, provides skills and insights into engaging others in ways that inspire their best work. Using real-life business scenarios, this training addresses conversations associated with coaching and managing performance, inappropriate behavior (e.g., harassment, discrimination, bullying, retaliation, unprofessionalism), and provides training on modeling the behaviors that ensure an inclusive, productive work environment.
  • Unconscious Bias: This course, which is available to all University employees, helps employees making personnel and management decisions understand some of the underlying causes of unconscious bias. It discusses how these biases work against building a diverse and inclusive workforce and presents techniques for helping to overcome unconscious bias in decision making.
  • Microaggressions in the Workplace: This training, designed for all employees, explains microaggressions and the effect they can have on others, examines why certain remarks are considered microaggressions, and provides guidance for responding to microaggressions in a positive and effective manner.
  • Workplace Diversity, Inclusion & Sensitivity: This course explains racial identity and racism alongside core diversity and inclusion concepts and provides practical steps to help individuals choose inclusive actions, improve cultural competency, and address unconscious bias. The course further emphasizes the role civility and workplace sensitivity play in promoting a respectful culture.
  • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention: Tulane is committed to maintaining a workplace free of sexual harassment and discrimination. One of the ways we do this is through providing annual mandatory online training courses. These courses are designed to educate all of us on how to better recognize, respond, report and to ultimately prevent discrimination and sexual harassment at Tulane.
  • Tulane Leadership Institute - Anti-Racism Leadership Program: The curriculum includes a focus on developing the skills and understanding necessary to contribute to institutional anti-racism initiatives at all levels.
  • Conflict Resolution Program: Tulane’s conflict resolution program is led by a certified and experienced mediator. The program offers access to the mediation process, consultation, and training as an alternative approach to resolving conflict in an informal manner. The process is impartial, objective, and aims to address conflict at the earliest opportunity. This program is yet another resource aimed at fostering the cohesive, collaborative environment that leads to enhanced recruitment and retention of all members of its community.
  • Insight Into Diversity Career Center: Tulane has contracted with Insight Into Diversity Career Center, a premier higher education online diversity job board, to post all open staff and faculty positions to multiple diverse job boards.
  • The National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty: For faculty recruitment, Tulane uses the Registry, which connects faculty job positions with faculty job seekers. The Registry is a unique resource for current and prospective faculty members from URiM groups seeking open faculty positions. With over 1,700 diverse and strategic faculty candidates using the database last year, the Registry provides Tulane access to the most diverse and qualified pool of faculty candidates from diverse backgrounds.