AY 2019 AdvanceRIT Events

Fall CREW & AdvanceRIT Connections Breakfast 2020

When: September 17, 2020
Where: TBD
Please join us for the Fall 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. 
If available this meeting will be in person, there will also be a virtual participation option. 

Advocates & Allies Workshop

When: TBD

Where: TBD 

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.

Coach's Guide for Women Professors: Learning Circle

When: Starting in September

Where: TBD

2020 ADVANCE Learning Circle: Women Professors: A successful career and a well-balanced life

The goal of the learning circles is to set up supportive networks of women faculty on topics related to career success and work-life balance.  These circles will utilize guided activities and discussion, build connections with other faculty across the university and provide the opportunity to build a network of potential new mentors, collaborators, and sponsors across campus.

The learning circle would utilize the book: The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life by Rena Seltzer

Topics covered in this book:
I. How to Have More Time

II. Establishing a Productive Writing Practice

III. Teaching

IV. Work-Life Balance

V. Networking and Social Support

VI. Tenure, Promotion, and the Academic Job Market

VII. Authority, Voice, and Influence

VIII. Negotiation

IX. Life after Tenure

X. Leadership