The goal of these workshops is to provide chairs with information and skills that will have a positive effect on faculty development and departmental climate, and increase awareness of issues of diversity and gender to improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty.
- New Department Chairs Orientation, Sep 2010
Presented by Professor G. Tayhas Palmore, Director of ADVANCE, this presentation provides information on the status of STEM women faculty at Brown and information on ADVANCE at Brown initiatives. See our brochure for additional information.
- Faculty and Families: Negotiating Dual Career Hires and Caretaking Leaves, Nov 2009
Presented by Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Doherty, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, this session provides an outline of Brown University family-friendly policies and protocols.
- Recognizing Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendation, Oct 2009
Presented by Dr. Michele Cyr, Brown University and Dr. Barbara Silver, University of Rhode Island, this presentation addresses research on gender bias in recommendation and nomination letters, and generates ways to minimize the impact of gender bias in hiring and promotion practices. See also our guide entitled, Increasing the Retention and Advancement of Women and Minority Scientists.
- New Department Chairs Orientation, Sep 2009
Presented by Professor G. Tayhas Palmore, Director of ADVANCE, this presentation provides a comparison of national data on the status of women scientists in the academia to Brown University as well as a description of ADVANCE initiatives and upcoming events.
- Increasing the Retention and Advancement of Women and Minority Scientists: A Guide for Department Chairs, Sep 2009
This Guide provides information about practices in hiring and promotion that, while unintentional, can put women and minorities at a significant disadvantage for success in academe. Specifically geared to department chairs in STEM disciplines, this guide offers suggestions on how to avoid unconscious bias in evaluating faculty during recruitment and promotion, as well as how to structure departmental procedures to yield the highest quality research and teaching.
- Gender Equity Literature, Aug 2009
Bibliography of literature and scholarship on gender equity in academe.
- Mentoring Faculty on Proposal Writing, Apr 2008
Lead by Dr. Clyde Briant, the Vice President for Research, this workshop addresses the role of department chairs in mentoring new and mid-career faculty in the area of research funding opportunities. Topics included campus resources for assisting with the grant proposal writing process, the changing funding environment, conflict of interest, and broader impact issues.
The visitors address a variety of issues including helping chairs become more effective leaders around recruiting and retaining women in the sciences, working with departments to create mentoring programs and conducting leadership workshops for women and others. See also, information on additional visiting scholar sessions.
- The Role of Department Chairs in Institutional Change: Lessons from MIT, Oct 2009
Professor Nancy Hopkins, the Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Stealing the Best Talent in an Era of Tight Budgets, Oct 2008
Professor Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of Law.
- Recruitment and Retention Guidelines that Enhance Diversity in Faculty Searches, Sep 2008
Professor Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and Co-Director of Hunter's Gender Equity Project.
- Effective Strategies for Diversifying STEM, Aug 2007
Dr. Lisa Frehill, Executive Director of the Commission on Professionals in Science & Technology
- ADVANCE at University of Michigan Toolkit for Administrative Leaders
The site provides resources on issues including recruitment, retention, climate, and leadership skill development.
- APA: Improving the Climate for Women Site Visits
The APS has had a long-standing interest in improving the climate in physics departments for underrepresented minorities and women. The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) and the Committee on Minorities (COM) both sponsor site visit programs. In recent years, the visits have been expanded to include national labs as well as universities. The site visit program was initially developed to investigate the climate for minorities, and later extended to investigate the climate for women in physics.
- APA: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Physics
Includes best practices for hiring women faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates.
- Department Chair Online Resource Center
From the American Council on Education, topics include the chair as leader, the chair and faculty, resource management and legal issues.
- The Chair's Role in Helping Faculty Negotiate Work and Family Issues
From the American Council on Education, this brief report provides information on the research findings of ACE as well as recommendations for how department chairs can address the issues raised.
- IWin Department Chair Training to Increase Women in Neuroscience
From the Society of Neuroscience, provides good information on recruitment and gender bias.
- WISELI: Promoting Participation and Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering
Includes information on avoiding gender bias in faculty searches.
- Brown University Dual Career Resources
Compiled by the ADVANCE Program at Brown University, this page includes information the Family Friendly Policies of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. There are also extensive links to local and national employment resources as well as additional research on dual career issues and universities responses.
- Brown University Dependent Care Resources
Compiled by the ADVANCE Program at Brown University, this page includes information on Brown University resources for child care support, information on local area childcare centers and primary & secondary schools. There are also links to internal funding resources and an extensive bibliography of research on university dependent care policies & practices.