CREW & AdvanceRIT Connections Welcome Breakfast

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:30-10:00 AM

Where: LBR-1251 (Stan McKenzie Commons)

Intended Audience: Women faculty

Please join us for the 2018-2019 Connections Welcome 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 members of AdvanceRIT and CREW, meet or catch up with other women faculty and find out what AdvanceRIT and CREW have planned for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Participants are asked to submit a PowerPoint slide for a slide show with any personal information they are willing to share (hobbies, family, aspirations, research interests, etc.). Please send your slide to Katie Terezakis at at least one week prior to the breakfast. 

Please register for the event here

Please request interpreting services by visiting

COLA Bystander Awareness & Action Workshops

Staff Session, Date: Tuesday November 27, Time: 9-11 AM, Location: LBR-1251 S McKenzie Commons, Registration here. 

Faculty Session, Date: Wednesday November 28, Time: 2-3:30 PM, Location: LBR-1251 S McKenzie Commons, Registration here. 

Faculty Session, Date: Thursday November 29, Time: 9-10:30 AM , Location: LBR-1251 S McKenzie Commons, Registration here.

Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT twice to lead bystander awareness education workshops through the NSF AdvanceRIT grant.  Dr. Scully will facilitate upcoming several workshops this fall with the assistance from True Story Theater and RIT Diversity Theater. Two-part workshop for department chairs and academic leaders, two 1.5-hour workshops for full-time faculty, and one 2-hour workshop for staff will have a strong bystander awareness focus with time for practice, role-playing, and practical take-a ways.  The last segment of each workshop will provide time for the participants to plan/conceptualize what would be most helpful for this group’s development in the future.

These workshops were offered in October and November 2017. The array of attendees included 17 department/academic leaders, 40 faculty, and 22 staff members. Initial survey results indicated that nearly 96% of respondents planned to take action to improve their practices, including speaking up in the future when they observe problematic behavior. The follow-up survey indicated that 86% of respondents think they can make the campus more inclusive by being an active bystander. 68% indicated they’d be interested in  attending an Advanced Bystander Awareness Skills Workshop.