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Upcoming Events

Best Practices Workshop with Christine Grant

Thursday, November 20

  • Celebrating Women and Diversity in STEM Breakfast
    Dr. Grant will give personal remarks describing her career path followed by roundtable discussions among attendees.
    8:00 - 9:30 AM
    TUC 400B


  • Minority STEM Faculty Networking Lunch
    Provost Davenport will provide opening remarks for a networking luncheon with Dr. Grant and minority STEM faculty.
    12:00 - 1:30 PM
    TUC 400B


  • Meeting with Engineering Women Faculty
    Small group discussion involving issues related to professional development and climate with special focus on how such issues affect women and minority faculty STEM scientists.
    2:00 - 3:00 PM
    ERC 435


  • Keynote Address
    Leveraged Empowerment: Flourishing @ the Intersection of Inclusion, Innovation & Freedom of Intellectual Inquiry

    3:30 - 5:00 PM
    ERC 427
    Free and Open to the Public

Friday, November 21

  • Leveraged Empowerment Coaching Session with STEM Women Faculty (Breakfast is Provided)
    Leveraged Empowerment coaching takes what you have, identifies what you need, to get what you want, with an emphasis on moving forward in a manner consistent with your overarching core values (professional and personal). Coaching is different in that is empowers faculty to discover the path forward through a series of strategic questions and discussions. More information about Dr. Grant's workshops is available on her website.
    8:00 - 11:00 AM
    ERC 801A


Third Year Site Visit

Dec. 1 & 2, 2014, Tangeman University Center

Fall 2014 Happy Hour

Wednesday December 3, 2014, 5 PM
The Caminetto Room, Kingsgate Marriott, East Campus

UC STEM women are invited to celebrate the end of the semester and get to know other STEM women on East and West campus.

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 4: Grant Writing

Thursday, December 11 , 2014, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Margaret Hanson, Associate Dean, Graduate School & Melanie Cushion, Senior Associate Dean, College of Medicine

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss critical characteristics that are in common with all types of research grants
    • Review topics relevant either to NIH or NSF in separate groups
    • Adopt strategies to prepare a more effective grant 

FORTE Workshop 2: Pathways to Leadership

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.,
450 University Hall, East Campus

Facilitators: Margaret Hanson, Associate Dean, Graduate School; Donna Martsolf, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Identify possible pathways to leadership in administration, organizations, local/national venues, review panels
    • Provide tools for leading to address equity and promotion issues, strategic planning, and best practices in academia
    • Help develop managerial skills in promoting culture/values, vision, the health of the team, and basic "people" principles

Registration will open in January 2015

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 5: Successful Collaborative Research

Thursday, January 8 , 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Christy Holland, Professor of Internal Medicine

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Demonstrate the power of team-based approaches to problem solving
    • Explain the additional challenges to developing multi-disciplinary collaborations; whether across campus or countries
    • Use technology to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration
    • Be sensitive to different academic and industrial cultures that exist in other disciplines

Best Practices Speaker Dr. Ellen Kossek, PhD

January 29-30, 2015
Ellen Kossek, PhD
Basil S. Turner, Professor of Management
Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Associate Director, Work Family Health Network Center for Work-Family Stress Safety & Health
Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 6: Time Management

Wednesday, February 11 , 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Amy Bunger, Assistant Designated Institutional Officer, College of Medicine

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Establish a time management plan and set priorities
    • Develop a strategy to keep up with the scientific  progress in their field(s)
    • Develop multi-tasking skills
    • Identify ways to balance work and family
    • Describe methods of effective delegation
    • Determine when and how to say no

Best Practices Speaker

TBD, March 2015
Dr. Barbara Fivush, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief Pediatric Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, MD, Director of the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 7: Planning for Career Advancement (RPT)

Thursday, March 12 , 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Alex Lentsch, Senior Associate Dean, College of Medicine and Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Executive Director of UC LEAF

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Differentiate the unique functions of the units within the medical campus including CCMC, UC, UCP, UH, UC Health, and the VAMC at Clinical and Research Levels
    • Identify the organization within each of the units
    • Build relationships with critical personnel
    • Identify the faculty governing bodies and committees of UC
      Distinguish the milestones necessary at each level of career advancement
    • Develop a plan to reach the necessary milestones for career development
    • Describe the roles of UC and the PI in the conduct of ethical research and grant management

FORTE Workshop 3: Effective Communication & Organizational Dynamics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
450 University Hall, East Campus

Facilitators: Stacie Furst-Holloway, Associate Professor, Psychology; Steve Strakowski, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, UC Health; Richard Puff, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations, Academic Health Center

Conflict Management

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Becoming aware of our own and others' social styles to improve interpersonal communication, team dynamics, and a collegial work environment
    • Controlling organizational dynamics: communicating authority; managing interrupters; disarming dissenters; and reducing vulnerability to gender bias


  • Learning Objectives:
    • Identify university and professional society resources to promote your research findings
    • Effectively communicate research progress and findings to the community 

Registration will open in March 2015 

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop 8: Mentoring & Career Guidance

Thursday, April 9 , 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM.
450 University Hall, Medical Campus

Facilitator: Chip Montrose, Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Recognize why you need a mentor and what you can except from them 
    • Develop a plan of how to find mentors and interact with them
    • Validate your career goals and definition of success. Take a self-assessment and work with the results (what is more important to your success; playing to your strengths or working on your weaknesses?)
    • Plan a career guidance network that is both local and national
    • Learn how to elicit frank discussions and opinions and cope with negative outcomes 

Visiting Scholar Dr. Monica Cox, PhD

April 17-18, 2015
Associate Professor, School of Engineering Education
Purdue University
Plenary speaker, American Society of Engineering Educators North Central Section Conference