Recognizing the Impact of Covid-19 in Evaluating Faculty: A Conversation with Provost John McCarthy, Dean Sanjay Raman, and Dean Tricia Serio
Faculty work has been impacted by Covid-19 in a variety of ways, including moving classes online, and having research programs abruptly interrupted. It is likely that this impact will be felt more powerfully by women, faculty with primary caregiving responsibilities and members of underrepresented groups across campus. This ADVANCE-sponsored session connects faculty with Provost John McCarthy, Dean Sanjay Raman of the College of Engineering, and Dean Tricia Serio of the College of Natural Sciences, to discuss how the institution will take these disruptions into account. This session will address guidance to Personnel Committees and external letter writers, approaches to documenting the impact of Covid-19 on faculty careers, and equity-minded approaches to addressing the impact of Covid-19.
ADVANCE is pleased to announce a second round of a collaborative research seed grant funding to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. A letter of intent is due on September 8th and the full proposal is due on September 15th. Announcement of awards will be made on November 1st and funding will be available Spring 2021. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this session to learn more about the grant opportunity and how to apply.