The STEM Diversity Forum brings together women in STEM fields and social science researchers with expertise in the obstacles women and minorities encounter in STEM fields.
March 28, 2013 -- ISB 145; 5:15-6:30
More than a dozen members of faculty from STEM fields were joined by faculty from the social and behavioral sciences and campus administrators for the first STEM Diversity Forum on March 28, 2013. This monthly meeting is organized by the STEM Diversity Institute to identify best practices for increasing diversity in STEM fields at UMass.
Dr. Sandra Petersen (VASCI) presented data that provided both the number and rank of women faculty in STEM fields at UMass. The ensuing discussion focused on time to advancement from the rank of associate to the rank of full professor.
May 1, 2013 -- ISB 145; 5:00-6:30
What are the best practices guiding time-to-promotion for women and minority faculty in STEM advancing from the rank of associate to the rank of full professor? The SDI will present best practices governing advancement of women faculty in STEM fields at this session. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to join us. For questions, please contact Jennifer MacDonald (jmacdonald at umass.edu).
June 19, 2013 -- 3:00-4:30
The SDI has consolidated all of the comments, concerns, and ideas generated at the last meeting to produce a model for advancing from the rank of associate professor to the rank of full professor. It is our intention that is will serve as the basis for discussion at this next meeting/session. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to join us. For questins, please contact Jennifer MacDonald (jmacdonald at umass.edu)
STEM DIVERSITY MONTHLY FORUM