Event type: <span>All Faculty</span>

27
Apr
27
Apr

Actualizing Racial Equity throughout the Faculty Hiring Process

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium

View presentation here.

 

In this 90-minute workshop, Dr. White-Lewis will present empirical research on how typical features of academic workplaces and faculty hiring processes cement racial inequities into the professoriate. Suitable for faculty, department chairs, and deans, attendees will learn and develop strategies to improve decision-making contexts and advance racial equity throughout faculty hiring. Boxed lunches to-go will be provided.

 

Speaker:

Damani White-Lewis (he/him) is a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. He studies racial equity issues in academic careers and contexts using theories and methods from organizational behavior and social psychology. His research on faculty hiring received four national awards and honors from prominent education organizations such as the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is Co-Principal Investigator of an NSF-funded project which uses experimental vignette methods to test which kinds of interventions positively impact how much DEI weighs in tenure and promotion decisions.

Dr. White-Lewis’ research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and has been published in top education and science journals such as The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, CBE-Life Sciences Education, and Teachers College Record. As a public scholar he has been featured in outlets such as Inside Higher Ed and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and regularly consults with college campuses and external organizations to address issues related to racial equity, institutional transformation, and systemic change in higher education.

Event Participants: All Faculty
14
Apr
14
Apr
Thinking Beyond Recruitment: What Universities Can Do to Enable Mid-Career Faculty of Color to Thrive

Thinking Beyond Recruitment: What Universities Can Do to Enable Mid-Career Faculty of Color to Thrive

Thursday, April 14, 2022
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Online Event

Read summary and takeaways from symposium here.

 

While much attention understandably focuses on how to recruit a more diverse faculty, also important are structures and supports that enable mid-career faculty from underrepresented groups to thrive. This symposium discusses the challenges that mid-career faculty experience and the actions institutions can take to address these challenges.

 

12:00 pm – Welcome

    • Laura W. Perna, Vice Provost for Faculty, GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
    • Beth Winkelstein, Interim Provost, Eduardo D. Glandt President’s Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    • Wendell Pritchett, Interim President, James S. Riepe Presidential Professor of Law and Education, University of Pennsylvania

12:10 pm – Insights from COACHE data

    • Todd Benson, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) (View presentation here)

12:30 pm – Understanding the challenges mid-career faculty of color experience

    • Keynote Address by Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, Brown University
    • Moderated by Vivian Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education and Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate, University of Pennsylvania

1:30 pm – Actions institutions can take to enable mid-career faculty of color to thrive

    • Winston (Wole) Soboyejo – Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • Abbas Benmamoun – Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Duke University
    • Eve J. Higginbotham – Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Andrea Romero, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona
    • Moderated by Sydney Freeman, Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania; Professor, University of Idaho

2:55 pm – Closing and next steps

Event Participants: All Faculty
02
Oct
02
Oct
A Discussion of Formal and Informal Strategies for Caregiving During the Pandemic

A Discussion of Formal and Informal Strategies for Caregiving During the Pandemic

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Online Event

This session, open to all faculty, will provide an opportunity for attendees to share challenges, strategies, and ideas for managing caregiving following brief presentations on Penn resources and policy initiatives from Karen Kille, Worklife Specialist, Quality of Worklife ProgramsChenoa Flippen, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Penn Forum for Women Faculty, and Laura Perna, Vice Provost for Faculty.

Register for the event: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/register/cefcxwyg

Submit questions prior to the event:  provost-fac@upenn.edu

This session is sponsored by:  Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, the Penn Forum for Women Faculty, and the Division of Human Resources.

Event Participants: All Faculty