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New Initiative:

crew connections

CREW will be hosting and facilitating monthly brown-bag meetings with discussion topics of interest to women faculty.
The purpose of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for networking, skill-building and developing strategies for career success.

2017 Fall Schedule

Effective Strategies for Teaching Deaf/ HoH Students

Thursday, October 26: 9-10:00 AM

Campus Center-Reading Room
Led by Bonnie Jacob (NTID)

Interdisciplinary Teams: Starting a Collaborative Conversation

Thursday, November 9: 12-1:00 PM

Campus Center Reading Room
Led by Jen Poggi (CIAS)

Holiday Pro-craft-ination; decompress and mingle with a holiday craft

Thursday, December 14: 9:30-11 AM

ENT-1150 CAST College Conference Room
Led by Maureen Valentine & Betsy Dell (CAST)

Past Events

20/20 Research in Focus

a colloquium promoting research and collaboration by women faculty at RIT

Intelligence

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 3:30-5:00 PM
GIS Auditorium (Building 81, Room 1130)
Reception sponsored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability

ifeoma nwoguIfeoma Nwogu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences
Talk: What’s in a Face?

In this talk, we will discuss approaches for performing face image analysis using the facial action coding system (CFACS) and variants of it such as emFACS. We will also discuss other more abstract computational approaches such as deep learning for learning shared face features and share our findings. 

 

 

josephine wolffJosephine Wolff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Talk: Making intelligent decisions about security controls and measurement

This presentation will focus on how organizations make decisions about what security controls to implement and what the consequences--intended and otherwise--of those decisions are.

 

 

joy olabisiJoy Olabisi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Business
Talk: Intelligent Teaming: Exploring the Effectiveness of Multiteam Systems

Dr. Olabisi will present a conceptualization of multiteams (or teams of teams) using a unique form of collective cognition known as a transactive memory system (TMS). She will also discuss performance implications of utilizing this multiteam TMS.

 

 

rachel silvestriniRachel Silvestrini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Talk: Intelligent Experimentation

In this presentation, Professor Silvestrini will highlight her work and research interests in the area of Statistical Design of Experiments. She will present theoretical concepts as well as application areas. 

 

 

Interpreting services available, resources provided, at myaccess.rit.edu 
For questions, email Erica Hickey.
For information on CREW, visit www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/crew


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20/20 Research in Focus

a colloquium promoting research and collaboration by women faculty at RIT

Sustenance

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 3:30-5:00 PM
GIS Auditorium (Building 81, Room 1130)
Reception sponsored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Faced with a growing population and shrinking pool of natural resources, society faces an unprecedented challenge to provide a resilient food supply, while also recognizing that food supply and security, energy and water, economy and environment, and human health are inextricably connected.  In this session, three RIT faculty will showcase research and teaching innovations that aim to address this global challenge.

Gabrielle Gaustad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sustainability, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Talk: Satisfying Society’s Technology Cravings

Dr. Gaustad will explore how rapid adoption of emerging technologies has led to new concerns about our ability to sustain production of “technical nutrients” – like critical minerals and rare earth elements that are essential for human life and economy as we know it.

Pamela Berkeley, Ph.D.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Talk: Feeding Hungry Minds

Dr. Pamela Berkley will explain how themes from food and cooking can be used to teach engineering concepts and how these nourished engineers can then design buildings that sustain human life while minimizing the environmental footprint of the built environment. ​

Elizabeth Ruder, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Health Science and Technology

Talk: Meeting the NEEDs of Rochester Families

Dr. Ruder will present on the research and outreach of the Nutrition Education Engineering & Design or “NEEDs” Center, including “NEEDs for Tots” program, an evidence-based curriculum designed to educate children, parents and preschool providers about shared family mealtime, the importance of food-neutral mealtime conversation, the way to accept and refuse foods, and the need to trust each person to manage his/her own eating.

Interpreting services available, resources provided, at myaccess.rit.edu 
For questions, email Erica Hickey.
For information on CREW, visit www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/crew


national science foundation logo
This material is based upon work supported by the ADVANCE RIT grant which is funded through the National Science Foundation under Award No. HRD-1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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May 2016:  Continuing the Conversation: Success Strategies for Research Focused Faculty Women at RIT

This event was a follow-up to a session hosted by CREW in December: Success

Strategies for Research Focused Junior Faculty Women at RIT. Findings from this session will be discussed. Our moderator, Priya Natarajan, will lead a round table discussion about actions RIT can take to support research focused women faculty.

Priyamvada Natarajan, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and was the Director for Graduate Studies for Admissions in 2011-2012. Priya was the chair of the Womens Faculty Forum (WFF) from 2011 - 2013 at Yale. She is deeply interested in Institutional Change with regard to Gender Parity in the Academy.

Suggestions from this session included:

  • External advisors for tenure and committees
    • Would help committees understand what is IMPACTFUL work, select external reviewers
    • This is in recognition that faculty are multi-dimensional/ multi-talented and there may not be a person at the institution who understands their work
    • Consider value the importance of external visibility and marketing and importance of a wide variety of grants, including grants for equipment
  • Unconscious Bias Training for Search/Promotion Committees
    • Yale’s Women’s Faculty Forum prepared a tip sheet “Five Things to Pay Attention to”: research based understandings of the role gender plays in the faculty life of women: service assignments, gendered language in letters of recommendation
    • Research suggests aspects of bias training (Harvard’s Implicit Bias test) are not long lasting.Better if committee members should take test right before their deliberations.
  • Mentoring
    • Yale has successfully launched a program called “Side Step Mentoring”
    • Junior women are paired with senior women (Assoc/Full, not administrators) from outside of the “power structure” of their college /dept: someone who would not be involved in tenure/promotion decisions, but is from a similar type of field. For example: someone from Physics paired with someone from Geology
    • Piloted at Yale with 30 Faculty
    • One result: Senior faculty mentors identified overloading of serviceon junior faculty
    • Junior faculty reported it was easier to discuss work life balance related topics with these mentors
  • Evaluation /Service
    • RECOGNITION of Serviceis important
    • There should be a premium for mentoring activities: faculty mentoring faculty: reported in plan of work
    • Highlight programs & people who are successfully attracting, retaining, & graduating grad students
    • Suggested RIT use a Faculty Activity Form
      • (J. Haefner) RIT is working towards this
      • Should be included in Faculty Evaluation Task Force
    • Department Chairs should be asked what they did personally to improve the climate in their department (met with applause by attendees)
  • Faculty Retention
    • Need to take a PROACTIVE role in retaining faculty; especially research active
    • Yale’s WFF conducts Exit Interviews; anonymized findings passed along to administration
      • Dept Chairs and Deans have too much power; more power than accountability where faculty retention is concerned
    • Engage women alumni
      • foster students who will become generous supporters
      • alumni can be powerful advocates for women faculty-leverage this


February 2016: Information Session about RIT’s Young Professionals

An informal information session was held featuring the Exectuive Board of RIT’s Young Professionals. 

About RIT Young Professionals (RITYP)
RITYP was established to support growth and involvement of faculty and staff age 40 and younger* at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

*and the young at heart! All are welcome to attend RITYP events and activities.

Questions? E-mail us at RITYP@rit.edu

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November 2015: Faculty Service Assignments-Learning to Say No- A Panel Session for Women Faculty

Co-hosted by CREW and ADVANCE RIT

Service work is an excellent way for you as a faculty member to familiarize yourself with the institution and allow you to become better known among your peers.  However, faculty often find it difficult to find the balance between too much service and not enough.  Often the reason new faculty take on too much service is the fear of saying no. This panel session was facilitated by Dr. Laura Tubbs, Associate Dean in the College of Science and featured seasoned faculty who will share their tips on how and when to say no to service opportunities; being strategic about service assignments; and finding that balance between teaching, scholarship and service.



September 2015: Connections Welcome Back Networking Session for Women Faculty

Co-hosted by CREW and ADVANCE RIT

The Council for the Representation and Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW) and ADVANCE RIT invite all women faculty to attend a welcome breakfast networking session. Find out what ADVANCE and CREW have planned for the 2015 academic year, meet new faculty and network with colleagues.


April 2015: Changing Organizational Culture in STEM with Nancy Ferris Ph.D. Director, Kodak Research Labs and Vice President, Kodak Technology Center

Co-hosted with ADVANCE and the President’s Commission on Women

  • Reflections, from a woman’s perspective, on a 30+ year career in STEM fields
  • Both bottom-up and top-down approaches
    - Individual as individual – breaking the organization’s paradigm
    - Individual as pioneer – raising the organizational bar
    - Leader as pioneer – setting a standard and expectation framework
    - Leader as example – implementing effective (possibly different) leadership styles
    - Leader as role model, mentor and sponsor –reaching back

February 2015: Meet the Advisory Council to the Provost for Women Faculty-Networking Session

Participants Used Appreciative Inquiry as a basis for discussion regarding experiences of new faculty at RIT.  The session was led by Ann Howard of COLA. The following questions served as the basis for one on one dialogues followed by group discussion:

1) Describe your best experience as a new faculty member at RIT – when you felt the most positive about being at RIT.

2) Without being modest, describe what is it that you have brought to RIT.

3) Imagine RIT ten years from now, when everything is just as you always wished it could be for new faculty.  What is different? How do you see yourself contributing to this future?