AY 2019 AdvanceRIT Events

Spring CREW & AdvanceRIT Connections Breakfast 2020

When: Annual Event Offered Each Spring
 
Where: TBD
 
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: AY 2020

Where: TBD 

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.

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

When: AY 2020

Where: TBD

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: AY 2020

Where: TBD

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 Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

When and Where:

FOUR identical workshops will be offered over two days: Dates, Location and Times to be announced at a later date.

Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Distress Signals – Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges.  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.  This session is appropriate for faculty and academic leaders.  In this 2.5 hour long, interactive 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: http://bit.ly/MichiganPlayers2020

Light refreshments will be provided.  Interpreting services will be provided.

For questions about this event, please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu

 

Advocates & Allies: Engaging All Faculty in Institutional Transformation

When: AY 2020

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.

RAC Salary Session for Department and College Academic Leaders

When: AY 2020

Where: TBD

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. 

Fall CREW & AdvanceRIT Connections Breakfast 2020

When: Annual Event Offered Each Fall

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.