Faculty Promotion - External Letters & Research Statements

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1215
When: 05/04/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Intended audience:  This workshop is for all full-time faculty who want to submit a strong package for promotion OR are planning to do so in the near future.

How to best prepare materials for external reviewers and identify potential reviewers?  Get a copy of a colleague’s promotion package (or a portion, such as their research statement). We will not share these with each other. We can discuss what we learned from reviewing someone else’s statement:

  • How well did they sell their work?
  • Were there interesting strategies/formatting used?
  • Were there things you thought could have been done better?)

Contact at least one potential external reviewer (some of you have already had to complete this!). We will share strategies for selecting the reviewers and our experience with the process. Did they say yes? What does the university policy say regarding external letters?  Bring with you information from your college policy. 

Pre-session Homework:  Identify what you want external reviewers to write about – are there specific areas that would be best addressed by different people?  Bring an exemplar promotion package from a colleague who was recently promoted.  Also, bring the university policy AND *your* college policy on promotion to professor.

-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

-Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

This session is the third of three workshops that will be offered as part of the P3 Group program.  Any interested faculty member can attend any of the three workshops, participation in a P3 Group is not required.  AdvanceRIT, Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW), and Faculty Career Development facilitate the formation of peer support groups for faculty submitting their packages for promotion to full Professor and Senior or Principal Lecturer. These teams are referred to as Promotion Package Prep or “P3” (P cubed) groups.  

 What is a P3 Group?

This effort began in 2016 when a group consisting of seven women faculty from five different colleges began meeting together and working towards assembling effective promotion materials.  Out of this group, six faculty submitted their proposal packages and all were promoted to full Professor.  Based on the positive feedback from participants from the first year, we broadened the effort and now coordinate the formation of P3 Groups for ALL interested tenured faculty seeking promotion to full Professor and for Lecturers seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer.   Visit the Promotion Package Prep P3 website for more details on this program. 

 Please contact advancewomen@rit.edu with questions.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Bystander Awareness Workshops with Professor Maureen Scully & Diversity Theater

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), 1510
When: 05/02/2018 at 9:30am - 12:00pm.

Intended Audience: Full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students

Session Facilitators: Professor Maureen Scully - College of Management, UMASS Boston & Tina Chapman DaCosta - RIT Diversity Theater Director, Senior Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Playback North America Advisory Board

Description: All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop which focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical take-a ways.  Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT several times to lead effective bystander awareness education workshops through AdvanceRIT and in collaboration with RIT’s Diversity Theater.  Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of RIT Diversity Theater, has partnered with AdvanceRIT on several occasions to present interactive theatre-based workshops. This spring, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. These stories form the basis for shared learning and further reflection on how to support an inclusive climate. This workshop is for department chairs/academic leaders, full-time faculty, and staff who work closely with our students.  This event is hosted by AdvanceRIT in collaboration with Student Affairs, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Title IX Office, Ombud’s Office, Human Resources, and several units within Academic Affairs.

Registration Links:

5/1 (1-3:30): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8448 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2IG9s7o

5/1 (5-7:30):  https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/register/index.cfm?eid=8457 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqjjpO

5/2 (9:30-12): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8449 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqkepq

Seats are limited! Please register by April 25th @ 5 PM!
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Please request interpreting services by visiting Access Services @ www.ntid.rit.edu/das
(interpreters are subject to availability).

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Bystander Awareness Workshops with Professor Maureen Scully & Diversity Theater

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), Room 1510
When: 05/01/2018 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm.

Intended Audience: Full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students

Session Facilitators: Professor Maureen Scully - College of Management, UMASS Boston & Tina Chapman DaCosta - RIT Diversity Theater Director, Senior Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Playback North America Advisory Board

Description: All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop which focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical take-a ways.  Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT several times to lead effective bystander awareness education workshops through AdvanceRIT and in collaboration with RIT’s Diversity Theater.  Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of RIT Diversity Theater, has partnered with AdvanceRIT on several occasions to present interactive theatre-based workshops. This spring, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. These stories form the basis for shared learning and further reflection on how to support an inclusive climate. This workshop is for department chairs/academic leaders, full-time faculty, and staff who work closely with our students.  This event is hosted by AdvanceRIT in collaboration with Student Affairs, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Title IX Office, Ombud’s Office, Human Resources, and several units within Academic Affairs.

Registration Links:

5/1 (1-3:30): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8448 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2IG9s7o

5/1 (5-7:30):  https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/register/index.cfm?eid=8457 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqjjpO

5/2 (9:30-12): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8449 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqkepq

Seats are limited! Please register by April 25th @ 5 PM!
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Please request interpreting services by visiting Access Services @ www.ntid.rit.edu/das
(interpreters are subject to availability).

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Bystander Awareness Workshops with Professor Maureen Scully & Diversity Theater

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), 1510
When: 05/01/2018 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

Intended Audience: Full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students

Session Facilitators: Professor Maureen Scully - College of Management, UMASS Boston & Tina Chapman DaCosta - RIT Diversity Theater Director, Senior Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Playback North America Advisory Board

Description: All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop which focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical take-a ways.  Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT several times to lead effective bystander awareness education workshops through AdvanceRIT and in collaboration with RIT’s Diversity Theater.  Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of RIT Diversity Theater, has partnered with AdvanceRIT on several occasions to present interactive theatre-based workshops. This spring, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. These stories form the basis for shared learning and further reflection on how to support an inclusive climate. This workshop is for department chairs/academic leaders, full-time faculty, and staff who work closely with our students.  This event is hosted by AdvanceRIT in collaboration with Student Affairs, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Title IX Office, Ombud’s Office, Human Resources, and several units within Academic Affairs.

Registration Links:

5/1 (1-3:30): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8448 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2IG9s7o

5/1 (5-7:30):  https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/register/index.cfm?eid=8457 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqjjpO

5/2 (9:30-12): https://wallacecenter.rit.edu/events/index.cfm?oneEvent=8449 Bitly: http://bit.ly/2pqkepq

Seats are limited! Please register by April 25th @ 5 PM!
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Please request interpreting services by visiting Access Services @ www.ntid.rit.edu/das
(interpreters are subject to availability).

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Faculty Promotion - University & College Promotion Policies

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1225/1235
When: 04/20/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Intended audience:  This workshop is for all full-time faculty who want to submit a strong package for promotion OR are planning to do so in the near future.

What’s required? What’s the timeline? Tips, e.g. list what you did/accomplished in scholarship, in service - highlight leadership activities, in teaching - describe how you provided learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom, etc.

Pre-session Homework:  Bring the university policy AND *your* college policy on promotion to professor.

-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

-Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

This session is the second of three workshops that will be offered as part of the P3 Group program.  Any interested faculty member can attend any of the three workshops, participation in a P3 Group is not required.  AdvanceRIT, Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW), and Faculty Career Development facilitate the formation of peer support groups for faculty submitting their packages for promotion to full Professor and Senior or Principal Lecturer. These teams are referred to as Promotion Package Prep or “P3” (P cubed) groups.  

 What is a P3 Group?

This effort began in 2016 when a group consisting of seven women faculty from five different colleges began meeting together and working towards assembling effective promotion materials.  Out of this group, six faculty submitted their proposal packages and all were promoted to full Professor.  Based on the positive feedback from participants from the first year, we broadened the effort and now coordinate the formation of P3 Groups for ALL interested tenured faculty seeking promotion to full Professor and for Lecturers seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer.   Visit the Promotion Package Prep P3 website for more details on this program. 

 Please contact advancewomen@rit.edu with questions. 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

What's Your Impact? Evaluating Programs and Grants

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), Room 1510
When: 04/19/2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Intended Audience: Current and past Connect Grant recipients, Connectivity Series participants, plus any interested faculty and staff. 

Join colleagues for a presentation from Dr. Liz Litzler, the Director of the University of Washington Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity, who has evaluated some of AdvanceRIT’s programs. Her presentation will share results from the evaluations of the Connect Grants and the Connectivity Series. Many stakeholders participated in the evaluations, and AdvanceRIT wants to share the outcomes and impact with the RIT community. The session will also engage attendees in a discussion of the results and solicit thoughts about moving these programs forward.

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

This event is co-sponsored by Faculty Career Development, a unit of the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT. 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Let's Talk about Money: Being Your Own Informed Advocate

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:50pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), 2510 Mosaic
When: 04/17/2018 at 12:30pm - 1:50pm.

[This workshop was originally scheduled for 3/20/18.]

All full-time faculty members are invited to attend this interactive workshop where participants will be shown salary-related resources available today, exploring how to shape future thinking and discussions regarding salary.

This is a hands-on session so participants should bring a laptop.

Over the 80-minute session, we will discuss what RIT has learned from past studies regarding faculty salary and then participants will explore salary-related resources. We will also discuss and examine helpful background information.

Learning objectives:

•           Realize learnings from past salary studies conducted at RIT
•           Obtain salary-related information from Oracle and HR website and check accuracy
•           Understand RIT salary processes

 

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions.

The event is co-sponsored by P&T SMARTS, CREW, and Advocates & Allies.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Faculty Promotion - Strategies for Presenting a Strong Case: A Discussion w/the Provost & Senior Leaders

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1105/1110
When: 04/06/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Intended Audience:  All full-time faculty who want to submit a strong package for promotion OR are planning to do so in the near future.  Tenured faculty seeking promotion to full professor and non-tenure track faculty seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer are invited to attend. 

Panelists for this session include Jeremy Haefner, Provost; Doreen Edwards, Dean of KGCOE; Anne Haake, Dean of GCCIS; Sophia Maggelakis, Dean of COS; Twyla Cummings, Dean of Graduate Education; and Danielle Smith, Professor of Sociology & Honors Program Director.

Questions provided to the panelists prior to the previously held event:

  • Can you give an example of a strategy someone used in making their case for promotion that you thought was particularly successful?
  • Can you share what you think are common mistakes that candidates make in preparing their package?
  • If your time since last promotion has involved both mostly-administrative time and teaching/research time – do you have suggestions on packaging our narrative to address needs of promotion guidelines?
  • Are there ever quotas or limits placed on the number of faculty who can be promoted in any given year?

Past participant feedback from this event included the statement: “This was a great panel, very helpful”.  More than 90% of survey respondents strongly agreed that attending this session was a valuable use of their time, that the panelists were knowledgeable about the topic, and that the session was relevant to the recruitment, retention and advancement of a diverse faculty.  All agreed that attending the session helped with identifying strategies for making a compelling case for promotion.  

-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

-Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

 

This panel discussion is the first of three workshops that will be offered as part of the P3 Group program.  Any interested faculty member can attend any of the three workshops, participation in a P3 Group is not required.  AdvanceRIT, Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW), and Faculty Career Development facilitate the formation of peer support groups for faculty submitting their packages for promotion to full Professor and Senior or Principal Lecturer. These teams are referred to as Promotion Package Prep or “P3” (P cubed) groups.  

 What is a P3 Group?

This effort began in 2016 when a group consisting of seven women faculty from five different colleges began meeting together and working towards assembling effective promotion materials.  Out of this group, six faculty submitted their proposal packages and all were promoted to full Professor.  Based on the positive feedback from participants from the first year, we broadened the effort and now coordinate the formation of P3 Groups for ALL interested tenured faculty seeking promotion to full Professor and for Lecturers seeking promotion to Senior or Principal Lecturer.   Visit the Promotion Package Prep P3 website for more details on this program. 

Please contact advancewomen@rit.edu with questions. 

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Network-Based Mentoring Programs to Support Faculty Connections: A Fresh Approach for Faculty

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:20pm
GAN - Frank E. Gannett Hall (07B), Neblette Room / Rm 1104
When: 03/27/2018 at 11:00am - 12:20pm.

All full-time faculty members are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop.

Faculty mentoring can offer a vital contribution to a successful academic career.  AdvanceRIT and several key campus partners will offer this 80 minute session where participants will:

  • Explore different models of mentoring;
  • Identify common roadblocks to success for faculty across the career trajectory;
  • Recognize both traditional and emerging models of mentoring;
  • Explore how to design and implement a networked mentoring program; and
  • Discuss outcomes, best practices, and resources on network-based mentoring for use by faculty and administrators.

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions.

The event is co-sponsored by P&T SMARTS, Advocates & Allies, Faculty Career Development, and CREW.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


-Light Refreshments will be provided.

-Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

MichiganPlayers: Cuts-Responding to Student Climate Concerns-

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:20pm to 3:20pm
UNI - University Gallery (07A), 2765
When: 03/01/2018 at 1:20pm - 3:20pm.

FACULTY & STAFF ONLY EVENT

Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom. 

Session 1: Mariam
"Mariam" is offered twice on Wednesday, February 28: 9-11 am (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-AM) AND the same session is repeated from 1:25-3:25 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-PM). This is an interactive workshop involving five actors where participants will: 

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student.
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior--as target, aggressor, or bystander.
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when concern about their own behavior is raised.
Session 2: Carter
"Carter" is offered twice on March 1 from 9:30-11:30 (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-AM)  AND the same session is repeated from 1:20-3:20 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-PM). This interactive workshop involves two actors where participants will: 
  • Consider the impacts of an 'isolated' bias incident on a targeted student.
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions. 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Michigan Players: Cuts-Responding to Student Climate Concerns-

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
UNI - University Gallery (07A), 2765
When: 03/01/2018 at 9:30am - 11:30am.

FACULTY & STAFF ONLY EVENT

Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom. 

Session 1: Mariam
"Mariam" is offered twice on Wednesday, February 28: 9-11 am (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-AM) AND the same session is repeated from 1:25-3:25 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-PM). This is an interactive workshop involving five actors where participants will: 

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student.
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior--as target, aggressor, or bystander.
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when concern about their own behavior is raised.

 

Session 2: Carter
"Carter" is offered twice on March 1 from 9:30-11:30 (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-AM)  AND the same session is repeated from 1:20-3:20 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-PM). This interactive workshop involves two actors where participants will: 
  • Consider the impacts of an 'isolated' bias incident on a targeted student.
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT.
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns.

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions. 

 This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Michigan Players: Cuts-Responding to Student Climate Concerns-

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:25pm to 3:25pm
UNI - University Gallery (07A), 2765
When: 02/28/2018 at 1:25pm - 3:25pm.

FACULTY & STAFF ONLY EVENT

Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom.

Session 1: Mariam
"Mariam" is offered twice on Wednesday, February 28: 9-11 am (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-AM) AND the same session is repeated from 1:25-3:25 pm (http://bit.ly/CRLT-Mariam-PM). This is an interactive workshop involving five actors where participants will: 

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student.
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior--as target, aggressor, or bystander.
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when concern about their own behavior is raised.
Session 2: Carter
"Carter" is offered twice on March 1 from 9:30-11:30 (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-AM) AND the same session is repeated from 1:20-3:20 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-PM). This interactive workshop involves two actors where participants will: 
  • Consider the impacts of an 'isolated' bias incident on a targeted student.
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions.

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Michigan Players: Cuts-Responding to Student Climate Concerns-

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
UNI - University Gallery (07A), 2765
When: 02/28/2018 at 9:00am - 11:00am.

FACULTY & STAFF ONLY EVENT

Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively.  Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom.

Session 1: Mariam
"Mariam" is offered twice on Wednesday, February 28: 9-11 am (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-AM) AND the same session is repeated from 1:25-3:25 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Mariam-PM). This is an interactive workshop involving five actors where participants will: 

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student.
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior--as target, aggressor, or bystander.
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when concern about their own behavior is raised.
Session 2: Carter
"Carter" is offered twice on March 1 from 9:30-11:30 (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-AM)  AND the same session is repeated from 1:20-3:20 pm (http://bit.ly/Michigan-Carter-PM). This interactive workshop involves two actors where participants will: 
  • Consider the impacts of an 'isolated' bias incident on a targeted student.
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns

Please contact AdvanceRIT at advancewomen@rit.edu with questions. 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


CREW presents 20/20 Research in Focus-Bridging the Gap; sponsored by the Saunders College of Business

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CPC - Campus Center (03), 2610-Bamboo Room

When: 02/06/2018 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

Moumita Das, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
TALK: A multi-scale understanding of tissue mechanobiology-bridging the gap Biological tissues sense and respond to their environment via mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, and macrosopic scales.  I and my students use multi-scale  models to explain how mechanical stresses are sensed and transmitted in cells and tissues, and how these processes impact tissue dynamics, properties, and biological functions in health and disease.

Poornima Padmanabhan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
TALK: How do we reverse engineer across length scales? Bridging the gap through modeling.  Through chemistry, it is possible to tune interactions at the molecular level, but predictive knowledge of how that affects structure and function of materials across multiple length scales is not easy to obtain directly from experiments.  Molecular modeling can bridge this gap and simultaneously provide information on one and thousands of molecules, insights from which can be used to rationally design materials.

Sara Schley, Ed.D. Professor, RIT/NTID
TALK: Bridging the Gap between students and faculty: Student Mentors and Improving Access and Inclusion Diverse classrooms can present challenges for access and inclusion:  If students rely on an interpreter they cannot simultaneously watch projected video or written information; if students have different communication abilities and preferences, it can be difficult to conduct collaborative activities.  This talk will discuss a model of using student mentors to inform classroom pedagogy.

Archana Jain, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Finance
TALK: Bridging the gap between fundamental value and asset price with input from pessimists. Description: Short sellers, investors with the pessimist view, help in bridging the gap between the fundamental value of an asset and its market price when it is overvalued.  I study the regulations around short selling activity, market efficiency in presence of short sellers, and determinants of short selling activity.

For questions about this event, please contact Betsy Dell emdmet@rit.edu

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.