AY 2018 Past Events

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

Connections aims to build and grow relationships among women faculty at RIT. Attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast while connecting with faculty from all over campus regarding academic, research, teaching, social, and work-life balance issues. 

Participants met members of AdvanceRIT and CREW, met and caught up with other women faculty and found out what AdvanceRIT and CREW have planned for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Participants were 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.).

 

NTID Network Based Mentoring Session

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

Where: CSD-1300/1310

Intended Audience: Assistant, Associate, & Full Professors in NTID

This workshop offered by AdvanceRIT and NTID explored the faculty experience and the role of mentoring in contributing to academic career advancement and success. Recent literature and practice now offer new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of "multiple mentors" who can address a variety of career competencies.

In this interactive session, participants identified their professional goals, strengths, and skills that they want to develop; explored mentoring as a medium for helping meet those goals; "mapped" their own mentoring networks - what they are and could be, drawing on a range of examples from NTID faculty colleagues; shared strategies on effectively addressing communication challenges while networking in non-deaf environments' and discussed best practices for seeking, developing, and cultivating a network of mentors. All NTID tenured and pre-tenured faculty members were encouraged to attend this interactive workshop. Facilitators were Margaret Bailey and Carol Marchetti from the AdvanceRIT Leadership team, Kathryn Schmitz, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Administration, Todd Pagano, Associate Dean for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence. 

Content from this session can be found below:

 

University Tenure & Promotion Committee Workshop

When: Friday, September 28, 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM 

Where: CPC-2610/2650 (Bamboo Rooms)

Intended Audience: Tenure/Promotion Committee Members

On behalf of Provost Granberg, a workshop to learn more about RIT's tenure and promotion policies and process and your role as a tenure/promotion committee member was held. This workshop reviewed RIT's tenure and promotion policies (E05.0 and E06.0) and discussed how to apply them to candidate dossiers. We also discussed the roles and responsibilities of committee chairs and members and reviewed best practices, common questions, and issues that may arise during your deliberations. We also discussed unconscious bias and how it might creep into the process and what you can to do mitigate it. There was ample time for questions and answers from the participants. A continental breakfast was provided.

Several AdvanceRIT tip sheets were provided for participants, which can be found here

 

NTID Network Based Mentoring Session for Chairs

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Where: CSD-2102

Intended Audience: NTID Department Chairs 

Faculty mentoring can offer a vital contribution to a successful academic career, particularly for women, faculty of color, and for those with hearing differences. The most common form of mentoring has been a "traditional model," which is defined by a one-on-one relationship between an experienced faculty member who guides the career development of an early career faculty member. Formal mentoring programs have been largely designed to fit this traditional definition. Recent research, however, has indicated the emergence of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring in which faculty build a network of multiple "mentoring partners" who can address a variety of career competencies. 

In this interactive session, offered by AdvanceRIT and NTID, participants identified common roadblocks to success for faculty across the career trajectory; recognized both traditional and emerging models of mentoring; explored how to design and implement a networked mentoring program; shared strategies to effectively address communication challenges while networking in non-deaf environments; and discussed outcomes, best practices, and resources on network-based mentoring for use by faculty and administrators. Facilitators were Margaret Bailey and Carol Marchetti from the AdvanceRIT Leadership team, Kathryn Schmitz, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Administration, Todd Pagano, Associate Dean for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence. 

Content from this session can be found below:

Events from Past Years

Faculty Promotion: External Letters and Research Statements, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1215

   This offering was part of the P3 Group program, however all interested faculty were invited to attend.

   For more Info on P3, please visit: https://nsfadvance.rit.edu/program-sInitiatives/p3.php

The workshop was for all full-time faculty who wanted to submit a strong package for promotion OR were planning to do so in the near future. This session explored how to best prepare materials for external reviewers and identify potential reviewers. Participants were asked to get a copy of a colleague’s promotion package (or a portion, such as their research statement). We did not share these with each other, but rather discussed what we learned from reviewing someone else’s statement by asking ourselves the following questions:

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

We shared strategies for selecting reviewers and our experience with the process. Did they say yes? What does the university policy say regarding external letters?  Participants were also asked to bring a copy of their college’s promotion policy. Facilitators included Professors Carol Marchetti (COS) and Sara Schley (NTID) from the AdvanceRIT Leadership Team.

 

Bystander Awareness Workshops with Professor Maureen Scully & Diversity Theater, May 1 & 2, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
SAU - Student Alumni Union (04), Room 1510

All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students were invited to attend an interactive workshop which focused on bystander awareness, with included 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. In this event, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta offered 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 event was 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.

Faculty Promotion - University & College Promotion Policies, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1225/1235

This offering was part of the P3 Group program, however all interested faculty were invited to attend (including those who are not participating in the P3 Group program last year). For more Info on P3, please visit: https://nsfadvance.rit.edu/program-sInitiatives/p3.php

This workshop was for all full-time faculty who wanted to submit a strong package for promotion OR were planning to do so in the near future. Workshop facilitators included Professors Margaret Bailey (KGCOE) and Maureen Valentine (CAST) from the AdvanceRIT Leadership Team. Through an interactive discussion, we stepped through the university policy on promotion (E6.0) and asked each of you to describe and discuss your college-level promotion policy in small groups assembled by college.  Questions from groups helped shape the remainder of the session. In addition, tips were shared on how to best assemble your listing of accomplishments - what you did/accomplished in scholarship, in service - highlight leadership activities, in teaching - describe how you provide learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom, etc.

What’s Your Impact? Evaluating Programs & Grants: Looking at outcomes of Connect Grants & the Connectivity Series, April 19, 2018

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

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

Dr. Liz Litzler is the Director of the University of Washington Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity, and has evaluated some of AdvanceRIT’s programs. Her presentation shared results from the evaluation of the Connect Grants and the Connectivity Series. Many stakeholders participated in the evaluations, and AdvanceRIT wanted to share the outcomes and impact with the RIT community. The session also engaged attendees through a discussion of the results and solicited thoughts about moving these programs forward. All interested faculty and staff were invited to attend.

Let's Talk about Money: Understanding RIT Pay Practices

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

All full-time faculty members were invited to attend an interactive workshop titled “Let’s Talk about Money: Understanding RIT Pay Practices” where participants were shown salary-related resources available today, and explored how to shape future thinking and discussions regarding salary. This was a hands-on, 80-minute session, where participants discussed what RIT has learned from past studies regarding faculty salary and then explored salary-related resources. Learning objectives included realizing learnings from past salary studies conducted at RIT, obtaining salary-related information from Oracle and HR website and check accuracy, and understanding RIT salary processes. Facilitators included Professors Margaret Bailey (KGCOE) Carol Marchetti (COS/Math), Maureen Valentine (CAST) from the AdvanceRIT Leadership Team and Judy Bender and Christina Ross from RIT Human Resources. The event was co-sponsored by P&T SMARTS, CREW, and Advocates & Allies.

Faculty Promotion: Strategies for Presenting a Strong Case Workshop: A Discussion with the Provost and Senior Leaders, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
LOW - Max Lowenthal Hall (12), 1105/1110

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. 

This offering was part of the P3 Group program, however all interested faculty were invited to attend (including those who are not participating in the P3 Group program last year). For more Info on P3, please visit: https://nsfadvance.rit.edu/program-sInitiatives/p3.php

This workshop was for all full-time faculty interested in submitting a strong package for promotion OR were 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 were invited to attend. Panelists for this session included Jeremy Haefner, Provost; 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. All panelists were asked to prepare answers to the following questions:

  • 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?

P&T SMARTS, AdvanceRIT and CREW continue to actively support non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty to develop successful careers by offering a series of workshops crafted to provide information, skills, and strategies they may need for career navigation.

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:00am
GAN - Frank E. Gannett Hall (07B), Neblette Room / Rm 1104

AdvanceRIT and key campus partners facilitated an 80 minute, faculty mentoring session to express the importance of mentoring relationships and how they offer a vital contribution to a successful academic career.

During the session, participants:

  • Explored different models of mentoring
  • Identified common roadblocks to success for faculty across the career trajectory
  • Recognized both traditional and emerging models of mentoring
  • Explored how to design and implement a networked mentoring program
  • Discussed outcomes, best practices, and resources on network-based mentoring for use by faculty and administrators

Michigan Players: Responding to Student Climate Concerns, February 28, 2017 & March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:20pm
UNI - University Gallery (07A), 2765

All faculty and staff within Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and other departments, who work closely with our students were invited to attend one or both sessions presented by the Michigan CRLT Players. The first of the two interactive sessions on February 28 included five actors, prompting participants to analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student, reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behaviour, and explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe this behavior and for responding productively when a concern about their own behavior is raised. The second session on March 1 involved two actors, where participants considered the impacts of an “isolated” bias incident on a targeted student, reflected on the ways they listen to others’ stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT, and developed strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns. This event included high attendance and great feedback.

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.