ADVANCE Workshop Schedule

ADVANCE program workshops are delivered in partnership with units across campus to extend and enhance our existing campus offerings. Our partners include the Provost’s Office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Institute for Social Science Research, the Institute for Teaching and Faculty Development, the Center for Research on Families, as well as the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

Below is a list of the spring 2019 workshops. Updated workshops will be posted for Fall 2019.

How to Collaborate: Tips on Team Science and Equity

February 8, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm, Life Science Laboratories Building N610
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Learn how to develop a culture of effective and equitable collaboration, based on sociological research on highly successful scientific teams.

  • FacilitatorJohn N. Parker is Program Officer for the Science, Technology and Society and Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM programs at the National Science Foundation. He is also Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Senior Fellow, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

Developing a Mentor Network

February 26, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, Campus Center Hadley Room
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There is no guru who can meet all of your mentoring needs. Come learn how to build a mentoring network that supports for your diverse professional and personal goals.This workshop is a part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion Community Lunch Series.

  • Facilitators: Melissa Wooten, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow; Amel Ahmed, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Academic Equity and Inclusion Initiatives; Buju Dasgupta, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion in the College of Natural Sciences.

How to Lead Research Collaborations

March 1, 2019, 9:00-10:30am, Life Science Laboratories Building S330
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This workshop is a part of the TEFD “I'm a PI, Now What?" Workshop Series and will provide the tools for planning, practicing, and maintaining effective research collaborations as a PI.

  • Facilitators: Martina Nieswandt, Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement; Michael Krezmien, Associate Professor of Special Education and Associate Dean of Research and Engagement in the College of Education; and Laurel Smith-Doerr, Professor of Sociology, Director of ADVANCE Research Collaboration, and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research.

Building Successful Mentoring Relationships: How to be an Effective Mentor or Mentee

March 7, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm, Campus Center Hadley Room
Registration Closed

Mentoring matters. Yet, because mentoring is rarely taught or recognized, it can be difficult to learn how to mentor effectively. This workshop will provide tips on mentoring effectively and strategies for getting the most out of mentoring relationships.

  • Facilitator: Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Director of ADVANCE Programming

Time Management: Pre- and Post- Tenure

March 20, 12:00-2:00pm, Campus Center Room 803
Registration Closed

Time is a limited resource and managing it well is a continuous struggle pre- and post- tenure. Learn how to prioritize your time and use strategies to make the most of the time you have. This workshop is a part of the Office of Equity & Inclusion Community Lunch Series.

  • Facilitator: Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Director of ADVANCE Programming

How to Engage in International Research Collaborations

March 22, 12-1:30 pm, Integrative Learning Center N451
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Since the very production of academic and scientific knowledge is increasingly global, international research collaborations have become more necessary for academics today. The goal of this workshop is to develop strategies to build and maintain thriving productive and successful collaborations with colleagues abroad. 

  • Facilitator: Kathrin Zippel, Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University is currently working as consultant for a Nature Master classes on (international) collaboration and was the Research Director and Co-PI in the Northeastern University’s NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant that focused on advancing women in interdisciplinary and international networks. 

Understanding the Challenges Facing Queer and Trans Faculty

April 23, 2019, 12:00-2:00pm,  Campus Center Hadley Room

Queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates. These experiences may lead lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) faculty to leave their institutions. This workshop discusses how region, climate, and other factors impact queer/trans spectrum faculty, and how institutions can help develop more supportive environments.  

  • Facilitator: Jason Garvey, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont

Open to Chairs and Heads Only in Collaboration with LEAD+

LEAD+ is the UMass Amherst Professional Development Program for new and ongoing department chairs sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Michelle Budig. Registration is not open to non-department chairs.

Building a Climate for Equity in Academic Departments

February 8, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, Integrative Learning Center N400

Time Management

April 5, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, Integrative Learning Center N400

Providing Effective Feedback on Annual Reviews

April 12, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, Integrative Learning Center N400