These events are organized by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
Semester Kickoff Networking Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Vine Avenue Annex, Room 102, RSVP here.
A new committee has formed to increase the diversity of our faculty and to support diverse faculty members. This happy hour will give faculty the opportunity to meet with committee members informally to provide feedback on what the UA is doing well and what issues need addressed. This event will also provide faculty with the opportunity to meet and network with faculty from across campus. Food and wine will be provided.
Rethinking Mentoring: Building Peer Communities for Accountability and Support
Wed, Feb 22, 12:00-1:00, Administration Building, 7th Floor, Regents’ Room, RSVP here.
Research shows that faculty with mentors are more likely to have top-tier publications and external funding, as well as report greater career satisfaction. Research also shows peer mentoring can be just as effective as traditional mentoring. In this career discussion, we will discuss research-based strategies for getting the most out of your mentoring relationships and how to build and sustain peer mentoring communities. Attendees can also share strategies and challenges from their own experiences. Attendees will receive copies of the UA Mentoring Guidebook, which summarizes the research on best practices for faculty mentoring.
Developing Productive Writing Habits
Thu, March 9, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Administration Building, 7th Floor, Regents’ Room, RSVP here.
Diverse faculty often face incredible demands on their time due to student mentoring, extensive service work, and work within the larger community. How can you ensure writing for publication still gets done? We will discuss strategies shown by research to increase academic research productivity. Participants will also be invited to share strategies they have found useful in their own careers.
Faculty Diversity: Recruiting, Retaining, and Building a Pipeline
Fri, April 14, 12:00-1:00, Administration Building, 7th Floor, Regents’ Room, RSVP here. Lunch will be provided.
This discussion will address the following questions: What are promising practices for recruiting, retaining, and building a pipeline of diverse faculty candidates? What are the most common challenges faced by universities? What is the UA currently doing? What could the UA be doing that it currently isn’t? What can individuals do to make a difference? Members of the Diversity Coordinating Council will attend to answer questions and learn from the attendees. Lunch will be provided.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) and the Office of Faculty Affairs invite faculty to participate in the Diverse Faculty Career Discussions. While these discussions are designed to address common challenges faced by particular groups, we welcome faculty from any background to attend.