Advanced Career Management (ACM) will offer an open “Office Hour” for mid-career faculty during the week of November 1-5. The event will pair an associate-level faculty member with a full professor to discuss career-related topics. The theme of this event is “Upgrade Your Profile.” Faculty can raise other topics of interest, but are encouraged to . . .
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Research into Student Teaching Evaluations often focus on what such evaluations actually measure and the inherent biases about instructors that can disadvantage or advantage particular faculty. This article in Inside Higher Ed reports on a metastudy that addresses both measurement and equity biases in student evaluations and suggests strategic responses for higher education institutions. One . . .
A new feature-length documentary film, “The Lake at the Bottom of the World,” premiers on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 5 p.m. in the 14th annual Imagine Science Film Festival. The documentary is an epic story of the search for life in the lakes beneath Antarctica, and includes work and commentary by Trista Vick-Majors (BioSci). The film . . .
Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers whose groundbreaking discoveries have advanced our knowledge. This article provides a gender diverse list of role models for students across a variety of STEM careers. We encourage you to feature these notable scientists in your courses. Today’s feature . . .
It is well documented that women are underrepresented in senior author positions on published and scholarly works, and more harshly treated in the peer review process. Women are also more likely to be involved in disagreements about authorship than men, and face greater negative consequences of such disagreements. This is one of the findings reported . . .
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 . . .
Social media has become a powerful network of sharing and featuring scientific results. A recent article in PNAS tracked online social media mentions of published scientific findings and discovered that research published by women doesn’t get the same number of posts or mentions as research published by male scientists. Women’s representation in social media is . . .
Advocates and Allies invites Faculty and Staff to apply to become part of the Advocates and Allies Advisory Board (A3B) or Advocates Team. These two units will work in conjunction with the ADVANCE Initiative to plan and implement workshops for the campus and work to institutionalize the Advocates and Allies program at Michigan Tech. What . . .
Beginning a new school year can be a moment for recognizing and challenging ingrained patterns and perspectives in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus community. One pernicious aspect of campus life is the pervasive ableism that often goes unacknowledged. Ableism refers to the beliefs, practices, and physical arrangements that disadvantage and stigmatize . . .