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Faculty Events and Programming

Faculty Breakfasts

Tuesday, March 17 | 9 – 10:30AM | Buttrick 123 (Inside of WGS Suite)

The Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center invites all faculty to come enjoy a delicious breakfast in Buttrick 123.

 

Tuesday, Feb 25th | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | BCC Auditorium

The Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty and staff to come enjoy a delicious breakfast in the BCC Auditorium.

Training

P.R.I.D.E. Training – LGBTQI Life

The P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support. The training is 3 hours and happens 2-3 times per semester.

By participating in the P.R.I.D.E. Training, participants are showing their support for people of all genders and sexualities and are committing to develop allyship skills through the following actions:

  1. Engaging in ongoing education about gender, sexuality, and intersecting identities.
  2. Continuously working to recognize oppression, privilege, and the ways they impact marginalized communities.
  3. Providing referrals, support, or resources on and off campus as necessary.
  4. Fostering an equitable environment for people of all genders and sexualities, inclusive of their intersecting identities.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the P.R.I.D.E. Program, please contact Program Coordinator, Roberta Nelson  (They/Them) at roberta.nelson@vanderbilt.edu

 

Designing Effective and Impactful Research Presentations

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, NOON – 1:00 P.M. | STEVENSON CENTER 3211

Want to create engaging presentations that will stick with your audience?  Designed for junior faculty of all disciplines, this workshop will engage in the “assertion evidence” approach to slide design and participants will have the opportunity to try it out on their own slides.  The workshop will also showcase technology resources available to faculty through the University that can help create higher quality presentations and discuss techniques faculty can use to increase the impact of presentations after they have been given. This session is open to all facultyRegister here.

Facilitators:

Honora Eskridge

Director, Science and Engineering Library

Rhett McDaniel

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching

Alex Carroll

Librarian for STEM Research

Carly Byer

Digital Media Specialist, Center for Teaching

 

Leaders: Cultivators of Culture

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, NOON – 1:30 P.M. | KISSAM 210

While leaders must contend with a host of operational details and manage an array of people and processes, perhaps their most enduring and impactful work is the culture that they create – the tapestry of values that shapes ideas and experiences for all members of the community.  In this gathering, we’ll explore what culture is, who influences it, how it is shaped, and what’s at stake if we neglect this foundational work. This session is only open to those faculty with academic leadership rolesRegister here.

Speaker:

Patrick Schuermann

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Educational Leadership and Public Policy

Chair, Peabody Professional Leadership Institutes

Director, Independent School Leadership Master’s Program

Understanding (My) Bias

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, NOON – 1:00 P.M. | KISSAM 210

Our identities and experiences form the lenses through which we see the world. These lenses create positive and negative biases that impact our decision-making. Before we can disrupt everyday bias in our roles as Vanderbilt faculty, we must pause to understand how our own stories influence the ways in which we navigate the world. This workshop is designed to raise awareness and begin the conversation on how bias can affect us as faculty. This session is open to all facultyRegister here

Speaker:

William H. Robinson

Interim Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Associate Dean for Academic Success, School of Engineering

Promotion to Full: A PTRC Insider’s View

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, NOON – 1 P.M. | ALUMNI HALL 206

The University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee (“PTRC”) reviews school/college deans’ recommendations in favor of tenure or promotion for all candidates in A&S, Divinity, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Owen, and Peabody. The PTRC is charged with deciding whether the proper procedures have been followed and whether the candidate has satisfied the University’s tenure or promotion standards. Former PTRC members will offer insights and answer questions about the process based on their experiences. This panel will discuss promotion to fullThis session is open only to tenured associates. Register here.

Panelists:

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Chair & Gertrude Conaway Distinguished Professor of African American & Diaspora Studies

Gary Sulikowski

Stevenson Chair and Professor of Chemistry

Holly Tucker

Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities and Professor in French

Robert Whaley

Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management

Leveraging the Chancellor Faculty Fellows Program for Leadership

TUESDAY, APRIL 14, NOON – 1 P.M. | ALUMNI HALL 206

Join past Chancellor Faculty Fellows representing the first two cohorts as they share how the CFF experience and funding impacted their career advancement. Panelists will discuss how they utilized the CFF funding towards further enhancing their academic interests and adding to their professional development. Panelists will also share the impact the CFF experience had on their own leadership aspirations and achievements. This session is open only to current and past Chancellor Faculty Fellows. Register here

Panelists:

Derek Griffith

Professor of Medicine, Health and Society

Director, Center for Men’s Health

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Director, Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program

Bunmi Olatunji

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School

Daniel Sharfstein

Professor of Law

Co-Director, George Barrett Social Justice Program

Sharon Weiss

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering

Director, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Disrupting Everyday Bias – Office for Inclusive Excellence

NCFDD Institute

Women in the Academy