AdvanceRIT has been working hard 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. 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! We hope everyone finds time over the holiday break to renew and refresh. Here are some suggested resources: Coronavirus Sanity Guide by Ten Percent Happier provides meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks to assist with stress, anxiety, and fear and Ten simple rules for women principal investigators during a pandemic (Kreeger, et al, 2020; PLOS Computational Biology).
The AdvanceRIT office has been busy supporting the Office of Faculty Affairs with research and resources for faculty supporting during the pandemic, particularly in areas that impact underrepresented groups where equity concerns arise. We have compiled a set of resources on our website. Presentations have been made to the Dean’s Council and the Council of Chairs about the equity impacts of the pandemic and strategies to mitigate these impacts.
The Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW) serves as an advisory council to the AdvanceRIT in support of the career success of women faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Mission of the Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women is to support, retain and promote career success of women faculty at RIT. To achieve its mission, the team will:
Looking for work-life resources? Check these out!
Our website has created a new resources page! Visit it here to see new resources intended to help balance work and personal lives. It includes resources for busy parents, a new faculty starter guide, as well as a Welcome to ROC brochure!
RIT Pregnancy & Parent Group
You are invited to Spring Coffee Chats with your Faculty Associates!
All faculty are encouraged to attend a spring Coffee Chat to get to know the Faculty Associates and learn what they do to support you. You’ll have a chance to meet RIT’s Senior Faculty Associate for Women, Betsy Dell; Faculty Associate for ALANNA Faculty Mindy Magyar; and Faculty Associate for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Sarah Sarchet. All faculty are welcome.
AdvanceRIT & CREW Connections Welcome Back Session;
Best Practices in Coaching;
Software Engineering Seminar: Diversity Workshop;
CREW Connections for Pre-Tenure Women Faculty;
Learning Circle: Success Strategies for Women Faculty
Carmala Garzione, the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, has received the 2020 William R. Dickinson Medal, which honors a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work.
Connect Grant Submissions!
AdvanceRIT is now accepting grant proposals! Consider applying for a Connect Grant to support faculty career advancement. These grants are designed to support the leadership and career development of all tenured and pre-tenured faculty. All tenured and pre-tenured faculty at RIT are eligible to apply.