Provost Office Events for Faculty

Upcoming Events
2022 Asynchronous Faculty Bias Training

2022 Asynchronous Faculty Bias Training

Online Event

This year, the Office of the Provost is offering an asynchronous bias training course through Canvas. The training is funded by the National Science Foundation and was developed by University of New Hampshire faculty (read more about the training here). It is evidence based and developed by faculty for faculty.

 

Register for the course with this form and you will be invited to participate in the course through Canvas. Please allow at least 5-7 business days to process the registration. If you have any questions, please email conniech@upenn.edu.

Event Participants: All Faculty

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zVTZI7egivX0GO →

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Past Events
02
Nov
02
Nov

Strategizing Beyond Individual Cases of Bias: Debrief and Discussion on How to Continue Addressing Bias in the Faculty Search Process

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Houston Hall 223 - Golkin Room
Strategizing Beyond Individual Cases of Bias: Debrief and Discussion on How to Continue Addressing Bias in the Faculty Search Process

To take a curricular approach to bias training, this workshop will review and debrief the cases presented in the asynchronous training and discuss ways to push beyond individual instances of bias.

 

The Office of the Provost is excited to offer an in-person workshop to supplement the asynchronous bias training and continue engagement throughout the semester. Please RSVP with the Qualtrics survey below. If there are questions about bias training and requirements, please contact Connie Chang at conniech@upenn.edu.

Event Participants: All Faculty
18
Oct
18
Oct

Advancing Equity and Excellence through Rubrics and Other Evaluation Tools

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Houston Hall 223 - Golkin Room
Advancing Equity and Excellence through Rubrics and Other Evaluation Tools

The Office of the Provost is excited to offer an in-person workshop to supplement the asynchronous bias training and continue engagement throughout the semester.

Rubrics and other evaluation criteria are powerful tools that can act as guardrails in bias prevention throughout the faculty search process. In this interactive session, we will discuss and strategize best practices on how to utilize rubrics to promote equity and excellence.

Event Participants: All Faculty
13
Oct
13
Oct
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14
Oct

2022 Provost Leadership Academy

Thursday, October 13, 2022 08:30 AM - Friday, October 14, 2022 01:30 PM
Widener Lecture Hall - Penn Museum
2022 Provost Leadership Academy

Emerging and current faculty leaders from across Penn are invited to the Provost’s Leadership Academy. Over two half days, this program will focus on the theme of Leading Through Change. The 2022 Provost Leadership Academy will be held on October 13th and October 14th from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm on both days. 

 

Thursday, October 13th

  • Breakfast & Welcome, Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna, 8:30 – 9 AM
  • How Leaders Foster Free Speech While Promoting Inclusion, Sigal R. Ben-Porath, Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Building Leadership Skills: Visual Thinking Strategies, Dabney Hailey from The Hailey Group, 11:00 – 12:30 PM

 

Friday, October 14th

  • Breakfast & Networking, 8:30 – 9 AM
  • Reflections on Faculty Leadership, Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein, 9:00 – 9:30 AM
  • The Role of Leaders in Solving Problems, Laura Perna, Vice Provost for Faculty, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
  • How Penn Works: Penn 101, Craig Carnaroli, Senior Executive Vice President, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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
Actualizing Racial Equity throughout the Faculty Hiring Process

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

Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 PM 03:00 PM
Online Event
Thinking Beyond Recruitment: What Universities Can Do to Enable Mid-Career Faculty of Color to Thrive

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
13
Apr
13
Apr

Provost’s Lecture on Diversity

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law
Provost’s Lecture on Diversity

Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu
Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

 

View recording of the event here.

 

In almost every organizational setting, today’s leaders are grappling with challenging issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  “Implicit bias” and “structural bias” have become familiar terms in everyday discussions about diversity, but the terms are not always well-defined.  Drawing on recent work convened by the National Academy of Sciences, Justice Liu will discuss the evidentiary basis for implicit bias and structural bias, as well as possible legal responses and mitigation strategies applicable to a variety of institutions and organizations.

17
Mar
17
Mar

Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Lecture

Thursday, March 17, 2022 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Lecture

Michele Bratcher Goodwin, J.D., LL.M. S.J.D.
Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
University of Pennsylvania Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow 2021-22

 

In 1966, Dr. King informed a reporter that he refused to “segregate” his “moral concerns.” It was the same year that Dr. King famously informed a Chicago audience of doctors that “of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” Yet, this was also the year that Dr. King received an award from a leading reproductive health organization. In his long-overlooked speech, which Professor Goodwin centers in her talk, he made the moral case for reproductive liberty, drawing connections to civil rights, racial and economic justice, as well as the alignment between the social justice movements to liberate women as well as that to advance racial equality. Professor Goodwin considers the lessons to be drawn from Dr. King and the moral case for reproductive justice.

Event Participants: Public
17
Mar
17
Mar

Title IX and the Bias Incident Reporting System

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Title IX and the Bias Incident Reporting System

This session, lead by Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs Joann Mitchell and Associate Vice President Michele Rovinsky-Mayeropen to department chairs, associate deans, and diversity search advisors, will provide guidance on how to handle Title IX and bias related issues.

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

Event Participants: Dept Chairs & Associate Deans
10
Mar
10
Mar

Strategies for Resolving Academic Conflicts

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Strategies for Resolving Academic Conflicts

This session, lead by University Ombuds Jennifer Pinto-Martinopen to associate deans, department chairs, and Penn Fellows, will address common academic conflicts and resources and strategies for addressing them.

Register for the event:  https://pennprovostevents.wufoo.com/forms/wayanst0j3durm/

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

17
Feb
17
Feb

Academic Freedom and Faculty Speech

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Academic Freedom and Faculty Speech

This session, featuring Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Lubna Mian, and open to associate deans, department chairs, and Penn Fellows, will focus on situations involving difficult and controversial faculty speech, and how faculty leaders can address them best.

Register for the event:  https://pennprovostevents.wufoo.com/forms/wayanst0j3durm/

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

21
Jan
21
Jan

Cultivating Faculty for Success

Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Cultivating Faculty for Success

This session, featuring Professors Anita AllenKathleen Hall Jamieson, and Zeke Emanuel, and open to associate deans, department chairs, and Penn Fellows, will focus on the impact of sponsorship and how senior faculty in particular can help to cultivate the careers of others.

Register for the event:  https://pennprovostevents.wufoo.com/forms/wayanst0j3durm/

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

16
Dec
16
Dec

Restorative Justice for Faculty Life

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Restorative Justice for Faculty Life

This session, lead by Pablo Cerdera Associate Director of Restorative Practices at Penn, and open to associate deans, department chairs, Penn Fellowsand diversity search advisors will focus on the use of restorative justice practices to help faculty address difficult issues in academic life.

To view a recording of the event, please visit
https://upenn.box.com/s/o0kpn1j9vo359nr6pc6dtvxgbmkxqvh6

 

17
Nov
17
Nov

Life Beyond Promotion to Associate Professor

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Life Beyond Promotion to Associate Professor

You’ve been promoted to associate professor—now what?  This discussion, open to all associate professors, lead by Professors Lisa BelliniJeff Kallberg, and Susan Yoon, and moderated by Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna, will focus on discussion of the challenges and strategies for thriving in the mid-career stage of an academic career.

To view a recording of the event, please visit:
https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/events/playback/31a5c8a2-5339-42e6-b4c4-dc096fe5e666

Event Participants: Associate Professors
13
Nov
13
Nov

Creating A Scholarly Life Online

Friday, November 13, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Creating A Scholarly Life Online

This session, hosted by Professors Emily Steiner and Peter Decherney, and open to associate deans, department chairs, and Penn Fellows, will focus on creating academic collaborations, mentorship, research, engaged teaching, and a vital scholarly life online.

Register for the event:  https://pennprovostevents.wufoo.com/forms/wayanst0j3durm/

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

23
Oct
23
Oct

The Spirituality of University Leadership

Friday, October 23, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
The Spirituality of University Leadership

This session, lead by Rev. Charles L. Howard, Vice President for Social Equity and Community, and open to department chairs, associate deans, and Penn Fellows, will focus on integrating considerations of spirit and connectedness into leadership, and leading with the heart and mind. 

Register for the event:  https://pennprovostevents.wufoo.com/forms/wayanst0j3durm/

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