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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115 Working Together to Succeed How Can Connect@RIT Project Transform RIT? Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning (FITL), RIT, 22 May 2013
Understand. Enhance. Transform. NSF Grant Leadership Team Margaret Bailey - PI (KGCOE), Maureen Valentine – co PI (CAST), Sharon Mason – co PI (GCCIS), Carol Marchetti – co PI (COS), John-Paul Hatala – co PI (CAST), Kerry Ivers – SP (NSF ADVANCE Connect@RIT), Stefi Baum – SP (COS), Kijana Crawford – SP (COLA), Sue Foster – SP (NTID), Other SP: Bill Destler, Jeremy Haefner, Lynn Wild, Renée Baker, Kevin McDonald, Hector Flores, Kit Mayberry
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Objectives of Today’s Session Answer the question: What is the NSF ADVANCE Connect@RIT project? Learn more about key program elements Identify faculty participants’ future interests and needs Help us understand people’s willingness to talk about RIT’s culture
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Clicker Exercise #1: What is the NSF ADVANCE Connect@RIT project all about? 1.Advancing faculty scholarship and research 2.Pushing semester conversion 3.Promoting on-line course development 4.Creating intersession courses 5.Transforming RIT to a university that attracts, retains, and advances more women faculty
Understand. Enhance. Transform. NSF ADVANCE Connect@RIT 5-year, $3.2 million NSF ADVANCE grant funded project to encourage institutional transformation. Key objective: enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social and behavioral sciences (SBS).
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Defining Project Success Outcomes are self-defined and used to evaluate transformation progress Increase representation of women within STEM faculty candidate pools (from 20% to 30%) Achieve higher retention rate for T/TT female faculty (closely match those for male peers) Increase the representation of women faculty in targeted departments with less than 20% (reduce current % of such departments by 50%) Increase the % of women in academic tenure track leadership positions (match representation) Supported by a series of initiatives and activities
Understand. Enhance. Transform. How Will These Goals Be Achieved? Support the Institute in strengthening and refining targeted institutional structures. Improve the quality of the work-life balance at RIT. Enhance the working environment and support faculty career advancement, with a focus on female faculty. Establish sustainable, inclusive and accessible RIT networks that support career goals for all RIT faculty.
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Connect@RIT Programming Leverage grant to support faculty in their TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, and SERVICE activities. Support the recruitment, retention, advancement, and mentoring of outstanding female faculty members for their continued success Incorporates a multi-frame approach with four strategic areas: o Structural; Political; Human Resources; and Symbolic Connectivity Series Director/Department Head/Chair (Education & Grants Program) Leadership/Career Development (Education & Grants Program) Eminent Scholar (Grants Program) Refine Faculty Recruitment Process COACHE Survey Dual Career Hire Initiatives Refine Faculty Mentoring Program Faculty Exit Interview Process Automatic Tenure Clock Extension for Birth/Adoption Revise Women’s Commission
Understand. Enhance. Transform. What’s the Basic Approach? Research & Best Practices Programs & Policies Connect @RIT
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Connect@RIT Research Elements Based on social resources theory. o Goals accomplished through effective use of social networks Social Networking Behavior Study o Understand faculty’s perceptions and experiences Research includes a focus on “lived experiences” of two key faculty sub-populations: o AALANA Women o Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Clicker Exercise #2: What Do Women Faculty Need to Succeed and Thrive at RIT? 1.Mentoring 2.Assistance with research and publications 3.Improved networking skills 4.Strong self-agency 5.Keen self awareness 6.Negotiation skills 7.All of the above 8.None of the above - others
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Break-out Session: What else do women faculty need to succeed and thrive at RIT? 1.At your table discuss the above question. 2.Record thoughts from group members on easel. 3.Select table representative to summarize above to share with everyone in the session.
Understand. Enhance. Transform. Wrap-up: What’s next? How can you become more involved? Visit EXPO NSF ADVANCE Connect@RIT booth to learn more and “sign-up” Consider supporting Allies and Advocates Giveaway Comment card o What else do you wish that we had talked about today?
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115 Thank-you and Questions?