Resources will be added here organized for faculty, staff, and administrators at all types of institutions. Additional content will be coming soon!

Consider Adding a Delegate to the Diversity Committee from your Divsion/Section/Zone.

Any Division, Section, or Zone can nominate a delegate to the Diversity Committee by adding a commitment to diversity to their Bylaws. Sample language, that can be adapted as the unit sees fit, is:

The ______ Division (section/zone) is also committed to promoting the inclusion and education of diverse individuals and embracing diverse ideas in the professions of engineering and engineering technology. The ____ Division (section/zone) recognizes that diversity is strength in creativity, broadness of new ideas, and embracing new perspectives to arrive at the most truly innovative, resource-smart solutions possible.

PRISM Articles
As part of the year of action, ASEE's publication PRISM included a featured 1-page article on an aspect of diversity.
Issue Title Author(s)
September 2014 A YEAR OF ACTION ON DIVERSITY Diversity Committee
October 2014 AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN? Adrienne Minerick
November 2014 UNSEEN DIFFERENCES Deborah A. Trytten, Cindy E. Foor, Teri J. Murphy, Randa L. Shehab, Susan E. Walden, and Rui Pan
January 2015 WHAT WORKS?
Elizabeth Holloway
February 2015 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Lorie Groll, Teri Reed, and Monica Cox
March/April 2015 A WAY UP FOR
Donna Riley

Please share your best resources by visiting

The ASEE Diversity Committee invites members to submit up to three “Best of the Best” diversity resources -- links to journal articles, websites, and white papers that provide practical guidance on actions to recruit, retain, develop, and advance diverse students and faculty/instructors in engineering education, engineering technology education, and the engineering profession.

Please note that we seek resources to inform practice in all areas highlighted by ASEE’s definition of diversity (i.e. the inclusion of individuals that represent variations in gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences).

Resources for Pondering

The UK Royal Academy of Engineering industry-led initiative just released a poster outlining 10 steps to retain women in engineering. The poster is available here.
Video segment “Diversity as a habit” by Karan Watson
ASEE co-hosted a meeting with NAE (Surmounting the Barriers: Ethnic Diversity in Engineering Education
Video segments from the Diversity Workshop at the 2013 Engineering Deans Institute – (18 min)
  • Introduction to privilege
  • Data as persuasive tool
  • Self-bias awareness
  • Recommendations for hiring committees
Blog post on white privilege. Despite some criticisms, the analogy is very interesting.
Facebook released a 1-hour training program on "managing unconscious bias:" It is based on basic gender research mainstreamed in the video. Great work leading to real change!
Check out this interview with Diversity Committee Chair, Dr. Adrienne Minerick, on diversity in chemical engineering.
Looking for a way to help others understand the meaning of "consent"? Check out this brief video: