May 29, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We are partnering with the University of New Hampshire on an NSF-funded project that seeks to learn about safe and successful ways that a faculty colleague can intervene when witnessing bias in the academic workplace. It is hoped that this project will improve the academic workplace climate for faculty by reducing the number of bias incidents and their negative impact. I am writing to encourage you to participate in a survey as part of the data collection phase of the project.

The IRB-approved survey can be found at []. It takes about 12-15 minutes to complete. You do not need to give your name. The answers you provide will remain anonymous and any information will be reported in aggregate form only.

After completing the survey, you will be directed to a separate website where you can choose to enter your e-mail address to enter a lottery for a chance to win a $500 professional development grant. This grant can be used toward any work-related expense such as conference attendance costs, membership dues, or work-related equipment. The winner of the lottery will be chosen after the close of the survey and notified via e-mail.

Thank you in advance for completing this survey. If you have questions about the research, please feel free to contact UNH ADVANCE Program Coordinator, Kate Siler, at

The survey link is:



Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer, University of California
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History, Humanites