Welcome back! AdvanceRIT has been institutionalized! Federal funding has ended, and we are now funded through the Provost’s office. At RIT, we are on a journey of transforming our university towards a more inclusive university environment which aligns directly with the refined RIT strategic plan. AdvanceRIT supports this initiative with a goal to increase the representation, retention, and career advancement of women faculty with a focus on women faculty of color and deaf and hard-of hearing women faculty.
Throughout the spring semester, the Promotion Package Preparation (P³) Group program hosted by AdvanceRIT held three faculty promotion workshops on a variety of topics. Although these offerings were part of the P³ Group program, all full-time faculty interested in submitting a strong package for promotion or planning to do so in the near future were invited to attend any of the three sessions in the series. To read more about P³, please visit the website here.
Dates: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and Wednesday, May 2, 2018
All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students were invited to attend an interactive workshop which focused on bystander awareness, with included time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical take-a-ways.
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
All full-time faculty members were invited to attend an interactive workshop titled “Let’s Talk about Money: Understanding RIT Pay Practices” where participants were shown salary-related resources available today and explored how to shape future thinking and discussions regarding salary.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Senior Vice Provost, Chris Licata, announced the official institutionalization of the AdvanceRIT office and highlighted that Dr. Margaret Bailey will serve as the program’s interim director for the upcoming year. We are excited to start this new chapter and look forward to continuing our mission in support of women faculty at RIT. Read the full letter here.