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Workshops for Women Faculty

Ready, Set, Go! (New Faculty)

UC LEAF is partnering with the College of Medicine and the Office of Research for this year's Ready, Set, Go! series.

The Ready, Set, Go! Series leads to successful research outcomes and improved retention; increased faculty morale; improved grant success; and a change in culture among faculty members, including collegiality and increased collaboration.

This eight-course series of programs, facilitated by an interdisciplinary team of research faculty, is designed to provide new assistant professors (joined UC within 3 years) with the competence and skills to set up and maintain a successful research laboratory or clinical research program.

The sessions intend to address common problems and allow faculty to better “hit the ground running” rather than waste time with distractions. It is anticipated that not only will new faculty take advantage of these sessions, but mid- and senior levels will attend selected sessions to enhance their research program.

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FORTE Workshops (FOR TEnured Faculty) 

UC LEAF's FORTE workshops are for associate professors and aim to strengthen STEM faculty women's research, leadership, and communication. These workshops have a broad range of topics from: expanding research networks to, effectively communicating research progress and findings to the community. 
The objective of the FORTE series is to broaden female STEM faculty participation in research and leadership, as well as create a more integral networking community for women. 

  • Strengthening Your Research Program (9/24/14)
  • Pathways to Leadership (1/28/14)
  • Effective Communication & Organizational Dynamics (3/25/24)
This series is designed for STEM women faculty (associate professors) in the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Applied Science, and basic science departments in the College of Medicine. Other faculty may register as space allows.

Manuscript Writing Workshop for Underrepresented Faculty

In March 2015, LEAF will offer a two-and-a-half-day, intensive writing workshop for STEM faculty. The workshop will take place off-campus and provide an opportunity for faculty to focus on their own projects with assistance from facilitators. Participants will also benefit from networking opportunities.

Participants will receive a small stipend and all expenses will be covered. However, there is a small financial commitment required of your department.

Overview and Application