Department Chairs Workshops

laboratoryThe goal of these workshops is to provide chairs with information and skills that will have a positive effect on faculty development and departmental climate, facilitate communication between chairs to share experiences and best practices, and to integrate the broader goals of the ADVANCE Program by weaving information and discussion about issues of diversity and gender to improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty.

A list of resources for chairs on issues including recruitment, retention, and work-family balance.

Effective Strategies for Diversifying STEM, August 2007

Presented by Lisa Frehill as part of the ADVANCE Visiting Scholars Program. Faculty, administrators and diversity experts from 7 universities worked as teams to evaluate and propose these strategies for use in STEM departments. Includes action items for faculty, chairs, and administrators during all stages of the search process. Data resources and tools for discussing personal bias are also included.

Mentoring Faculty on Proposal Writing: A Workshop for Department Chairs, April 2008

Lead by Clyde Briant, the Vice President for Research, this workshop addressed the role of department chairs in mentoring new and mid-career faculty in the area of research funding opportunities. Topics included campus resources for assisting with the grant proposal writing process, the changing funding environment, conflict of interest, and broader impact issues.

Recruitment and Retention Guidelines that Enhance Diversity in Faculty Searches, September 2008
Presented by Virginia Valian speaks with department chairs and faculty as part of ADVANCE's Visiting Scholars Program. Topics include general principles and maximizing the likelihood that women & minorities will stay and thrive.
Stealing the Best Talent in an Era of Tight Budgets, October 2008
Joan Williams speaks with department chairs and faculty as part of ADVANCE's Visiting Scholars Program.