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The Department of Art and Art History is committed to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  They are foundational to intellectual freedom and essential for achieving academic excellence.  Acknowledging that each of us has a role in creating and sustaining a departmental culture that supports academic excellence, we recommit ourselves:

  • To advance ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • To foster a safe environment for all students, staff, and faculty, irrespective of differences of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status;
  • To abide by federal laws and university policies of non-discrimination.

The university’s Policy Statement on Non-Discrimination states, “The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any University program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.”

See for additional documents and resources., SAFE at UNC, is the main portal for students, faculty, staff and visitors to obtain information about prevention and response efforts regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.

Related item: HB2 letter from some faculty and staff regarding Eric Shiner visit cancellation due to passage of HB2

Mission Statement will go here.

About Taking Criticism: by Pam Oliver (2018). This essay offers “constructive ways for responding to criticism about how your style as a person of power or privilege may be hurting others in your teaching or advising.”

Gutiérrez y Muhs, Gabriella, ed. Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2012.

Wilder, Craig. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.

Diversity, Inclusion, Hiring

Brissett, Leniece F., Kerrien Suarez, and Andrew Plumley. “How to Lose/Retain Diverse Leaders in 365 Days.” Woke at Work, March 1, 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion. Council of Graduate Schools.

Faculty Diversity. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Graphs That Will Make You Gasp. Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, American Political Science Association.

Making Excellence Inclusive. Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Matthew, Patricia A. “What Is Faculty Diversity Worth to a University?” The Atlantic, November 23, 2016.

Mendez, Julia. “Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance: Similarities, Differences, and How They Can Work Together.” INSIGHT Into Diversity, February 12, 2016.

Mercado-Lopez, Larissa. “Want to Retain Faculty of Color? Support Them as Faculty of Color.” Medium (blog), May 18, 2018.

Paige, Jessica Welburn. “Sharing Diversity Work: Notes for White Faculty.” Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2018.

Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry. Southern Poverty Law Center, January 25, 2015.


“‘Campus Incivility’ Guest Expert Webinar Series.” National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Elliott, Kellette, Katie Keller, and The MAP project (Microaggression Project). “Clackamas High School Microaggression Project.”

Microaggressions: Power, Privilege, and Everyday Life.

Miller, Gwendolyn R. Y. “I’m Colorblind…That’s a Common Microaggression Called Microinvalidation.” October 6, 2013.

Sachs, George. “10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism.” Huffington Post, September 1, 2015.

Sue, Derald Wing. “How Does Oppression (Microaggressions) Affect Perpetrators?” Psychology Today, February 27, 2011.

Sue, Derald Wing. “Microaggressions: More than Just Race.” Psychology Today, November 17, 2010.

Sue, Derald Wing. “Microaggressions in Everyday Life (video),” October 4, 2010.

Sue, Derald Wing. “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life.” Psychology Today, October 5, 2010.

“Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send,” Academic Affairs, University of California Santa Cruz. 2014.


Bunge, Nancy. “Students Evaluating Teachers Doesn’t Just Hurt Teachers. It Hurts Students.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 27, 2018.

Doerer, Kristen. “Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations. Here’s How.” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 13, 2019.

Falkoff, Michelle. “Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2018.

Flaherty, Colleen. “Bias Against Female Instructors.” Inside Higher Ed, January 11, 2016.

Holman, Mirya R., Rebecca Kreitzer, and Ellen M. Key. “Overview of Bias in Student Evaluations.” Google Docs.

Kamenetz, Anya. “Student Course Evaluations Get An ‘F.’”, September 26, 2014.

Lawrence, John W. “Student Evaluations of Teaching Are Not Valid.” AAUP, June 2018.

Lilienfeld, Eva. “How Student Evaluations Are Skewed against Women and Minority Professors.” The Century Foundation, June 10, 2016.

Mulhere, Kaitlin. “Students Praise Male Professors.” Inside Higher Ed, December 10, 2014.

Schmidt, Ben. “Gendered Language in Teaching Evaluations.” Ben Schmidt, February 2015.

Teaching Evaluations and Effectiveness Bibliography. Effective and Efficient Faculty.

Vasey, Craig, and Linda Carroll. “How Do We Evaluate Teaching?” AAUP, June 2016.

Scholarship on Teaching Evaluations

Anderson, Kristin J. “Students’ Stereotypes of Professors: An Exploration of the Double Violations of Ethnicity and Gender.” Social Psychology of Education 13, no. 4 (December 2010): 459–72.

Beleche, Trinidad, David Fairris, and Mindy Marks. “Do Course Evaluations Truly Reflect Student Learning? Evidence from an Objectively Graded Post-Test.” Economics of Education Review 31, no. 5 (October 2012): 709–19.

Boring, Anne, Kellie Ottoboni, and Philip B. Stark. “Student Evaluations of Teaching Are Not Only Unreliable, They Are Significantly Biased Against Female Instructors.” LSE Impact Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science (blog), February 4, 2016.

Boring, Anne, Kellie Ottoboni, and Philip Stark. “Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness.” ScienceOpen Research, January 7, 2016.

Braga, Michela, Marco Paccagnella, and Michele Pellizzari. “Evaluating Students’ Evaluations of Professors.” Economics of Education Review 41 (August 2014): 71–88.

Clayson, Dennis E. “Student Evaluations of Teaching: Are They Related to What Students Learn? A Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature.” Journal of Marketing Education 31, no. 1 (April 2009): 16–30.

Hessler, Michael, Daniel M. Pöpping, Hanna Hollstein, Hendrik Ohlenburg, Philip H. Arnemann, Christina Massoth, Laura M. Seidel, Alexander Zarbock, and Manuel Wenk. “Availability of Cookies During an Academic Course Session Affects Evaluation of Teaching.” Medical Education 52, no. 10 (October 2018): 1064–72.

Hornstein, Henry A. “Student Evaluations of Teaching Are an Inadequate Assessment Tool for Evaluating Faculty Performance.” Edited by Hau Fai Edmond Law. Cogent Education 4, no. 1 (January 2017).

Macnell, Lillian, Adam Driscoll, and Andrea N. Hunt. “What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching.” Innovative Higher Education; New York 40, no. 4 (August 2015): 291–303.

Mengel, Friederike, Jan Sauermann, and Ulf Zölitz. “Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations.” Journal of the European Economic Association, February 10, 2018.

Mitchell, Kristina M. W., and Jonathan Martin. “Gender Bias in Student Evaluations.” PS: Political Science & Politics 51, no. 03 (July 2018): 648–52.

Reid, Landon D. “The Role of Perceived Race and Gender in the Evaluation of College Teaching on Ratemyprofessors.Com.” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 3, no. 3 (2010): 137–52.

Rivera, Lauren A., and András Tilcsik. “Scaling Down Inequality: Rating Scales, Gender Bias, and the Architecture of Evaluation.” American Sociological Review 84, no. 2 (April 2019): 248–74.

Stark, Philip B., and Richard Freishtat. “An Evaluation of Course Evaluations: ‘F.’” ScienceOpen Research, September 29, 2014.

Uttl, Bob, Carmela A. White, and Daniela Wong Gonzalez. “Meta-Analysis of Faculty’s Teaching Effectiveness: Student Evaluation of Teaching Ratings and Student Learning Are Not Related.” Studies in Educational Evaluation, Evaluation of teaching: Challenges and promises, 54 (September 2017): 22–42.

Art History

Rodney, Seph, and Steven Nelson. “Why Are There So Few Black Full Professors of Art History in the US?” Hyperallergic, November 30, 2015.

Wolkoff, Julia. “Three Ways Art History Needs to Change in 2019.” Artsy, January 10, 2019.


2011 Artists and Art Workers in the United States: Findings from the American Community Survey (2005-2009) and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (2010). NEA, October 2011.

2014 Artists Report Back: A National Study on the Lives of Arts Graduates and Working Artists. BFAMFAPhD, 2014.

2014 Explore Data About Artists in the USA. BFAMFAPhD Census Report.


Ferdman, Roberto A. “If You’re Lucky Enough to Earn a Living from Your Art, You’re Probably White.” Washington Post, October 21, 2014.

Halperin, Julia. “The 4 Glass Ceilings: How Women Artists Get Stiffed at Every Stage of Their Careers.” artnet News, December 15, 2017.

Townsend, Robert B. “Taking Note: How About Those Undergraduate Arts Majors?” National Endowment for the Arts, October 5, 2017.

Art Market

Bailey, Jason. “2019 Art Market Predictions.” Artnome, January 27, 2019

Boucher, Brian. “Is the Art Market Racially Biased?” artnet News, October 11, 2016.

Fard, Farah Joan. “Women Outnumber Men At Art Schools — So Why Isn’t Their Work Shown?” Bustle, May 18, 2017.

Pindell, Howardena. “Art World Surveys.”

Reyburn, Scott. “Auction Buyers Are Catching on to African-American Art.” New York Times, June 8, 2018.

Shaw, Anny. “Gallery Representation Dwindles for ‘Established’ Female Artists, New Research Finds.” Art Newspaper, January 25, 2019.

Zara, Janelle. “Why Have There Been No Great Black Art Dealers?” New York Times, June 21, 2018.

Art World

Diversify or Die: Why the Art World Needs to Keep Up With Our Changing Society. BLOUIN ARTINFO, November 16, 2012.

Get the Facts. National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Guerrilla Girls.

Lindemann, Danielle J., Carly A. Rush, and Steven J. Tepper. “An Asymmetrical Portrait: Exploring Gendered Income Inequality in the Arts.” Social Currents 3, no. 4 (December 2016): 332–48.

Publications. Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago.

Reilly, Maura. “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes.” ARTnews (blog), May 26, 2015.

Steinhauer, Jillian. “Report Finds NYC’s Art World 200% Whiter Than Its Population [UPDATED].” Hyperallergic, July 1, 2014.


Balachandran, Sanchita. “Race, Diversity and Politics in Conservation: Our 21st Century Crisis.” AIC Blog, May 25, 2016.

Museum Collections & Exhibitions

A Queer Walk through British Art. Tate Britain.

More Than 75% of Artists in Us Museums Are White Men, Data Mining Reveals. MIT Technology Review, December 19, 2018.

Ober, Cara. “Artists and Curators Weigh in on Baltimore Museum’s Move to Deaccession Works by White Men to Diversify Its Collection.” Hyperallergic, May 8, 2018.

Sutton, Benjamin. “Study Finds U.S. Museum Collections Are 85% White and 87% Male.” Artsy, February 19, 2019.

Topaz, Chad M., Bernhard Klingenberg, Daniel Turek, Brianna Heggeseth, Pamela E. Harris, Julie C. Blackwood, C. Ondine Chavoya, Steven Nelson, and Kevin M. Murphy. “Diversity of Artists in Major U.S. Museums.” ArXiv:1812.03899 [Stat], February 11, 2019.

Viso, Olga. “Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave.” New York Times, May 11, 2018.

Museum Staff

Aridi, Sara. “Museums Have Grown More Diverse, New Study Says.” The New York Times, February 1, 2019.

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2015.

Case Studies in Museum Diversity. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, January 22, 2018.

Dunne, Carey. “Diversity in Museum Leadership Has Marginally Increased Since 2015, New Survey Says.” Hyperallergic, January 28, 2019.

Gender Gap Report 2017. Association of Art Museum Directors, March 22, 2017.

Haugin, Casey. “Why Museum Professionals Need to Talk About Black Panther.” The Hopkins Exhibitionist, February 22, 2018.

Joint Study in Gender Disparity Shows Gap Persists Despite Gains in Art Museum Directors. SMU DataArts, March 22, 2017.

Mellon Foundation Releases the First Comprehensive Survey of Diversity in American Art Museums. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, July 29, 2015.

Okeke-Agulu, Chika. “Outrage over Hiring a White Woman as African Art Curator Misunderstands Expertise.” Frieze, April 18, 2018.

Pogrebin, Robin. “With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color.” The New York Times, August 9, 2018.

Sit, Ryan. “Museum Appoints White Woman as African Art Curator, Sparks Outrage and Questions of Race in the Art World.” Newsweek, March 29, 2018.

Treviño, Veronica, and et al. “The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships.” Association of Art Museum Directors, 2017.

Vikram, Anuradha. “Equity and Inclusion for All? Curator Anuradha Vikram Chronicles Her Path Through L.A.’s Diversifying Art Scene.” ARTnews, January 8, 2019.

Westermann, Mariët, Roger Schonfeld, and Liam Sweeney. “Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2018.” Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.