Please join us for a two-hour interactive, theater-based workshop titled Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns, presented by the Michigan Players. The Michigan Players invite participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom.
Participants reported a greater awareness of the meaning of a vibrant learning environment, inclusive of all students. About a month after the workshop, people described motivation to cultivate vibrant learning environments in their own classrooms, believing they could make a difference in students’ lives for the better.
New shared governance organization focuses on advocacy and collaboration on important women’s issues
Carol Marchetti, professor of statistics, AdvanceRIT co-PI, and coordinator of the RIT Women’s Caucus, formally launched the Women’s Caucus, a new campus advocacy organization, at the Nov. 16 Academic Senate meeting.
The P³ Group started in 2016 and the first group consisted of women faculty from five different colleges (COS, KGCOE, CAST, GCCIS, and NTID). Out of this group, six submitted their proposal packages and all were promoted to full professor. Based on the positive feedback from participants the first year, we broadened the effort and we now coordinate the formation of P³ Groups for ALL interested tenured faculty seeking promotion to full Professor and lecturers seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer.