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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

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

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

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

14
Oct
14
Oct

Healthy Engagement in Racially Stressful Situations

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Healthy Engagement in Racially Stressful Situations

This session, lead by Professor Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education, and open to department chairs, associate deans, and Penn Fellows, will focus on addressing issues of racial bias.

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

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

05
Oct
05
Oct

Taking Care of Self and Others

Monday, October 5, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
Taking Care of Self and Others

This session, lead by Professor Jody J. Foster of the Perelman School of Medicine, and open to associate deans, department chairs, and Penn Fellows, will focus on the handling of difficult personalities and issues in the workplace, and how to instill a culture of professionalism and respect.

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

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

02
Oct
02
Oct

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

Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
Online Event
A Discussion of Formal and Informal Strategies for Caregiving During the Pandemic

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