Events

February
14

February 14, 2020, 9:00 – 11:00am, Life Sciences Lab, S330
Registration Required

The Art of Collaboration (With Office of Faculty Development and ISSR)

Scholarly work and research have become increasingly collaborative. Effective teamwork and collaboration are essential for projects to succeed. In this workshop a panel of faculty members who have successfully engaged in collaborative research discuss various mechanisms for working in effective collaborative teams. This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development and the ISSR.


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February
26

Wednesday Feb. 26th, 12:00-1:00pm
Marriott Meals, Campus Center 11th floor
RSVP by Feb. 21st to Mari Castaneda

The Blacklist: Women Faculty of Color Lunch

This group brings together self-identified women faculty of color in order to facilitate mentoring networks, community building and enhance the capacity of women faculty of color as talented leaders on the UMass Amherst campus and in their fields. It also fosters a social and scholarly community for processing and addressing the unique situation of women faculty of color in higher education. Through monthly lunch meetings, social gatherings, and retreats, the Blacklist creates a space for mutual mentoring and support for women faculty of color, and aims to generate discussions of how to achieve balance and quality of life given the desire for advancement and the need for connection.  


The Blacklist: Women Faculty of Color Group

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February
27

February 27, 2020, 8:30am-10:15am, Amherst Room 

Registration Requirted

Equity-Minded Faculty Workload Reform (Part 1)

Many faculty members report feeling that workload in their department is unfairly distributed; women and faculty of color may be asked to carry out more than their share of work. This session provides clear, evidence-based practices to create better, fairer workloads for faculty through changing the “choice architecture” for the division of labor in departments. For example, dashboards with transparent displays of work activity data ensure that faculty understand performance expectations, and department Chairs and Heads are not making assignments in the dark. Systems such as rotation of time-intensive roles, performance benchmarks by rank, or differentiated workload can help departments create fairer workload for all faculty.


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February
27

February 27, 2020, 10:15am - 12:15pm, Amherst Room 

Registration Requirted

Equity-Minded Faculty Workload Reform (Part 2)

Many faculty members report feeling that workload in their department is unfairly distributed; women and faculty of color may be asked to carry out more than their share of work. This session provides clear, evidence-based practices to create better, fairer workloads for faculty through changing the “choice architecture” for the division of labor in departments. For example, dashboards with transparent displays of work activity data ensure that faculty understand performance expectations, and department Chairs and Heads are not making assignments in the dark. Systems such as rotation of time-intensive roles, performance benchmarks by rank, or differentiated workload can help departments create fairer workload for all faculty.


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