Advocates & Allies Workshops
The Advocates & Allies workshop on December 10, 2019 “Engaging Faculty in Institutional Transformation” was co-facilitated by AdvanceRIT and the Advocates program to explore the factors that underlie the underrepresentation of women in faculty in the STEM academic work place. Many discussions regarding the actions that call for more representation, as well as ideas on how to implement them took place during this session.
Feedback from this workshop showed that over 75% of participants found this session to be valuable, and anticipated to make changes to their current practices as a result from this session. Over half of the participants said that their knowledge on this subject enhanced the way they thought about this issue and every individual said they were interested in the topic. When asked what their significant take away from this session participants answered that there needs to be more advocates and more communication regarding this topic. They also commented on being more proactive in terms of departmental leadership engagement and developing an action plan to address barriers. Overall the workshop was beneficial for those involved.