Speaking Up: How Department Leaders Can Change the Conversation in the Academic Workplace Have you ever asked yourself “Why didn’t I say something?” when a friend or colleague said or did something that was biased or uncivil at work? You’re not alone. Deciding whether and how to respond to these moments is complicated. Yet navigating . . .
Implicit bias is an automatic reaction we have towards other people. These attitudes and stereotypes can negatively impact our understanding, actions, and decision-making. We will be hosting a virtual session on implicit bias presented by Sylvia Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University from Project Implicit. The objectives of the Education Session are . . .
Dr. Candy McCorkle currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Prior to joining the senior administration of WMU she served as the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Alma College, Alma, MI. In her more than 20 years . . .
WMU, in collaboration with Michigan Technological University, Iowa State University, and North Dakota State University, is hosting a virtual presentation and Q&A to enhance awareness of gender bias and continued lack of diversity in STEM fields. This event will take place Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. EDT. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3leQets Women Also Know Stuff(WAKS) works . . .
The Department Chair Professional Development Workshop Series aims to strengthen the abilities of department chairs to lead change by cultivating inclusive and supportive work environments for all faculty. Workshops will address the challenges of faculty evaluation, department culture, work-life integration, and diversity, equity and inclusion, with appropriate attention to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 . . .
During Academic Forum on Wednesday, it was mentioned that the ombudsperson talks to ~2 faculty per week. This rate is consistent with results from Michigan Tech’s Work, Live, Learn Survey which found that 31.6% of women disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement that they felt supported and mentored during the tenure-track years or the 22.4% who . . .
You are invited to participate in discussions and learn of opportunities to promote the increased participation of women with disabilities in STEM faculty careers. A collaboration between North Dakota State University and the University of Washington funded by the National Science Foundation, AccessADVANCE aims to increase the participation and advancement of women with disabilities in . . .
Throughout the month of March, ADVANCE Institutions from around the country will be hosting seminars and panel presentations. See the list below for more details and registration links. We hope to see you there. ADVANCE Seminars & Panels: 20 years of ADVANCE and 30 years of NSF Broadening Participation in STEMhttps://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302062&WT March 3, 2021 Presentation and . . .
Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center and the ADVANCE Initiative are co-sponsoring two virtual coffee hours next week with World Water Day Keynote Dr. Joellen Russell. Coffee Hours will be held via Zoom. Bring your own coffee. Zoom Links are below. 3/23 at 9am: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/236505056 3/24 at 10am: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/768523682
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is happy to co-advertise a panel sponsored by WIA on academic leadership. Panelists include: Kim Ogden, Adrienne Minerick, and Audra Morse. Kim Ogden is Interim VPR at University of Arizona, President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and lead of a USDA research center. Adrienne Minerick is the Dean of . . .