Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for TAA Members

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for TAA Members

TAA’s Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) was established in 2020 to advise the TAA Council on actions and positions the organization can take to positively impact the DEI of TAA itself, and of academic authoring in general.

In this section we will provide you with links to materials the Committee has developed, or to information about fellow TAA members' experience and advice, regarding how you can apply DEI principles to your own writing, and steps you can take to improve DEI for your own and/or fellow authors' writing projects. There is also a CDEI webpage that includes links to these same resources, along with Council statements and Committee progress reports on the work it is engaged in to improve DEI within TAA and the broader authoring community.

TAA Members Speak

TAA Diversity Survey Results Analysis October 22, 2021
CDEI Town Hall on Identity in Peer Review Summary of Breakout Room discussions September 21, 2021


CDEI Developed Resources

CDEI Town Hall on Identity in Peer Review

 Slides for discussion guide September 21, 2021

Newsletter article by Stacie Craft DeFreitas

"What is critical race theory and why it should matter to academic authors" see page 5  August 30, 2021

Newsletter article by Kevin Patton, President's Message

"Doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion" see page 2 August 30, 2021

2021 Conference Session: Stacie Craft DeFreitas

"How to Include Diversity & Culture in your...Writing" June 24, 2021

2021 Conference Session: Shawn Nordell, Laura Frost

 "Inclusion & Diversity in our Textbooks" June 22, 2021

2021 Conference Session: Alyssa Harter, Laura Jacobi, Kevin Patton

"Reach All Students"  June 18, 2021

Blog Post by Morgan Grant

Inclusive Pronouns May 4, 2021
Article by Kevin Patton Accessibility April 19, 2021