The goal of the Department Chairs Workshops is to provide department 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.
- Faculty & Families: Negotiating Dual Career Hires & Caretaking Leaves, Nov 2009
Presented by Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Doherty, Office of the Dean of the Faculty
- Recognizing Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendation, Oct 2009
Presented by Associate Dean Shelley Cyr and Dr. Barbara Silver of the URI ADVANCE Program
Mentoring Faculty on Proposal Writing, Apr 2008
Lead by Clyde Briant, the Vice President for Research, this workshop addresses 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.