Events

March
12

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Eve Riskin, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Faculty Director of the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, University of Washington for this workshop live on Zoom.

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Developing Your No: How to Advance as a Faculty Leader

Throughout their careers, faculty of all ranks are called upon to serve in leadership roles that require new skills. ADVANCE supports equity in faculty advancement, and provides skill building resources to help all faculty progress in their careers. As you advance to a new position of leadership, it is important to define new boundaries. Unless you take care of yourself and don’t overcommit, you can’t do your best work for your unit.  Leaders especially need to be responsive.
 
With this in mind, this workshop will provide tips and wisdom for saying “yes” and “no” in light of the new demands you will find on your time. Dr. Eve Riskin, Faculty Director of ADVANCE at the University of Washington, will share her reflections and experiences on this topic to help you:
 
1.    Learn how to spot requests that you can comfortably say no to
2.    Learn how to spot requests that you should say yes to
3.    Learn how to spot requests that you can say no to without beating yourself up
4.    Learn why you need to be more responsive than ever


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March
24

March 24, 2021, 4:00-6:00PM
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Science in the Time of COVID and America’s Reckoning with Race, ADVANCE Annual Lecture

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Dr. Shirley Malcom, Senior Advisor and Director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the ADVANCE Annual Lecture, live on Zoom.


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April
09

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Jason Garvey, Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Vermont, April 9, 2021 from 12:30-2:00pm, live on Zoom.

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Supporting Queer and Trans Faculty

Queer and trans faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates, which may lead these faculty to leave their institutions. This workshop will delve into how region, climate, and other factors impact queer and trans faculty experiences, and how institutions can help develop more supportive environments.


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April
12

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Dean Tricia Serio, Professor Ofer Sharone, and Nefertiti Walker, Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor Sport Management, UMass Amherst on April 12, 2021 from 11:00-12:30pm, live on Zoom.

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Negotiating for Equity

Being a faculty member involves negotiation from the moment of receiving your first job offer. Negotiation is a skill that can be learned but is not often taught in graduate programs in science and engineering. Research shows that negotiation processes often lead to inequitable outcomes for women, and especially for women of color. These unequal outcomes of negotiation can create gender and race gaps in pay and other resources that widen over time. As faculty careers progress, negotiation involves advocacy on behalf of others as well as one’s own career—for one’s graduate students and postdocs; and for faculty leaders, negotiation for one’s colleagues and department. Negotiation can be an important tool in creating greater inclusion and equity. Panelists in this session will present guidance on how faculty, especially women faculty and BIPOC faculty, can negotiate for equitable outcomes, and how campus leaders can be sponsors of career success for women faculty, including BIPOC women faculty, through their negotiations.


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