AdvanceRIT has been busy this semester hosting a variety of workshops and sessions to promote its goal of increasing the representation, retention, and career advancement of women faculty at RIT. As of August 2018, our program has become a unit within the Provost’s office to further align our efforts alongside RIT’s strategic plan. This important investment by RIT supports our cross-university efforts to transform the university towards a more inclusive academic environment. Feel free to visit us at the SAU in room 1180 or check out our website which contains our program objectives in support of this goal and much more information. Read about some of our interactive workshops and group sessions offered recently below and be sure to check out our website periodically to discover upcoming events!
This three part series was designed to support the GCCIS software engineering department in creating a vibrant learning environment their students. There were three different sessions each geared towards the senior design coaches, faculty, and first-year students in the SE department, respectively.
During this two day session led by the Michigan CRLT Players, participants expanded their understanding of what sexual harassment is, how it impacts individuals and communities, and what makes an environment prone to its presence.
In August, Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, a professor of biomedical engineering in KGCOE, was announced as a Fellow in the I Aspire Leadership Academy, a pillar of diversity and inclusion backed by the National Science Foundation. Read the full story here!