AY 2019 AdvanceRIT Events

Advocates & Allies Training

When: December 10, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: Bamboo Room, CPC-2650
Join us for an interactive 90-minute long workshop that explores the factors that underlie the underrepresentation of women faculty in the STEM academic workplace and the arguments for changes needed in the academy in order for women to fully participate. This workshop will be co-facilitated by faculty from AdvanceRIT and the Advocates program. Throughout the session, you will be in active discussion which will culminate in highlighting actions and ideas focused on what you can do to get started.


Spring CREW & AdvanceRIT Connections Breakfast 2020

When: January 23, 2020 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Where: SAU 1510, 1829 Room
Please join us for the Spring 2020 Connections Breakfast. Connections aims to build and grow relationships among women faculty at RIT. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while you connect with faculty from all over campus regarding academic, research, teaching, social, and work-life balance issues. Meet mebers of AdvanceRIT and CREW, meet or catch up with other women faculty.

Network-Based Mentoring Programs to Support Faculty Connections: A Fresh Approach for RIT "New" Associate Professors

When: Feburary 5, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

Where: LBR 1251, Stan Mckenzie 

As a newly tenured faculty member at RIT, we recognize your high potential and invite you to participate in a special event to begin considering the next phase of your academic career.  In this 90-minute session, participants will describe goals and identify potential resources as they network with peers across campus. Whether you are envisioning new areas of research, trying new teaching methods, lending your expertise to an administrative position, or building your personal life as you continue along your current path, you will find something beneficial at this session.

Bystanders Awareness & Action: Supporting a Vibrant Work Environment through Studies, Stories, and Systems

When: February 11, 2020 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Where: CSD 1300 (NTID)

This interactive workshop focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, and practical takeaways. We will share new studies that are showing the importance but also the limits of what active bystanders can do. We want to hear your stories. What are challenges for bystanders, such as how bystander moves may be insufficient, may backfire, may be unwelcome, or may create awkwardness or divisions.  This workshop also adds a systems level view, looking at how broader systems and norms may contribute to ongoing challenges that bystanders struggle to address through interventions in the moment.  Engaging at a systems level, we will highlight people at RIT whose offices and roles bring a systems level view of RIT and will provide advice on how to raise issues and get support, all with the goal of collectively stewarding a culture of inclusion in which all can thrive

Doctoral Student Association Workshop on Mentoring Within a "Vibrant" STEM Working Environment 

When: February 12, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: INS 1080

Doctoral student mentoring can offer a vital contribution to a successful professional career.  AdvanceRIT and several key campus partners will offer this 120 minute session where participants will explore different models of mentoring; identify common roadblocks to success across career trajectories; recognize both traditional and emerging models of mentoring; explore how to design and implement a networked mentoring strategy for yourself; and discuss outcomes, best practices, and resources on network-based mentoring.  All doctoral students are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop.

Michigan CRLT Players

When: March 25 & 26, 2020

Where: CSD-1300/1310 in NTID

The Distress Signals workshop asks instructors to consider their roles and responsibilities in supporting students who face mental health challenges. Built around two scenarios that present situations and dynamics teachers commonly encounter with their students, the session will guide participants to proactively shape their pedagogical practices with an awareness of student mental health concerns.

In this session, participants will:

  • Familiarize themselves with current information about the landscape of student mental health issues.
  • Identify principles that can productively shape instructor interactions with students in mild to moderate distress.
  • Reflect on how their own practice of supporting students in distress might be informed by these principles.
  • Receive information about relevant campus resources, proactive ways of supporting student well-being, and steps to take to support a student in high distress


Register Here: https://rit.sabacloud.com/Saba/Web_spf/NA3P1PRD0049/common/ledetail/0000040880

Questions? Email advancewomen@rit.edu

RAC Salary Session

When: April 29, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Where: CPC 2050 Reading Room 

Join us in this workshop designed for Department Heads/Chairs to go over and discuss the ares around salary and salary decisions. Topics being introduced will be best practices for setting a starting salary, calibrating faculty evalutions across collge, discussion with faculty regarding salary, sharing information regarding salary decisions with deparntment heads/chairs, ect., and a panel discussion regarding past experiences and best practices.