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Oct
4
Wed
Online Event: The Status of Women Scientists
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the first of four events on women in STEM (Series: Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM), we will define and characterize the participation of women in STEM. We will assess the challenges they face at the graduate level and in careers. Lastly, we will discuss strategies for creating inclusive environments.

 

Questions to consider include:

  • What is the landscape: what are current proportions of women in a range of fields? Which fields are doing the best? What fields are lagging?
  • What have been some of the major successes for leveling the field (e.g. policies, practices, etc.)?
  • What are some common challenge during graduate education, in careers, and in academia?
  • What actions can be taken by institutions, departments, colleagues, and students to create inclusive environments?

 

The event will run from 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT.

 

References:

Ong, M., Wright, C., Espinosa, L., & Orfield, G. (2011). Inside the double bind: A synthesis of empirical research on undergraduate and graduate women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harvard Educational Review, 81(2), 172-209.

Rosser, S. V. (2017). Academic women in STEM faculty: Views beyond a decade after POWRE. Palgrave Macmillan.

Oct
11
Wed
Online Event: Preparing for and Navigating the Job Market
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the second of four events on women in STEM (Series: Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM), we will introduce key skills and strategies to prepare for and navigate the job market. Efforts will be taken to address to barriers to advancement that differentially impact women (e.g. limited maternity leave policies) and what can be done by institutions, departments, and hiring/recruitment committees.

Questions to consider include:

  • What are some key tips for prepare for the job market?
  • What are some key tips for the interviewing process?
  • What have been some common challenges throughout navigating the job market that differentially impact women (e.g. gender bias)?
  • What actions can search committees, departments, and institutions take to reduce potential bias in recruitment and hiring practices?

 

The event will run from 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT.

 

Reference:

Glass, C., & Minnotte, K. (2010). Recruiting and hiring women in STEM fields. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3(4), 218-229. doi: 10.1037/a0020581

Oct
18
Wed
Online Event: Women in STEM Careers Panel
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the third of four events on women in STEM (Series: Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM, we will hear from women in STEM at various stages of their careers.

 

They will discuss a range of topics, including:

  • How did they become interested in their field?
  • What helped them to achieve their goals?
  • How did they learn the culture, norms, habits of their current working environment?
  • How are norms, habits, and culture of where they work now different than graduate school?
  • How do they think through their own priorities (personal and professional), needs, ambitions, dreams, etc. in their current roles?
  • What challenges do they face in your current role? And how do they overcome them?
  • What advice do they have for graduate women in STEM as they plan for careers?

 

The event will run from 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT.

Oct
23
Mon
Online Workshop: Diversity Statement Workshop
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This Diversity Statement workshop introduces the diversity statement as a job material of increasing request by academic institutions across the United States. Just as new scholars benefit from assistance in the development of CVs, cover letters, and teaching philosophies, a need has emerged to assist new scholars in the development of their diversity statement. This workshop will help emerging scholars and practitioners navigate the typical framework of a diversity statement, prepare them with ways to turn their personal and academic life experiences into their future statement, and highlight the importance of diversity as a integrated part of their future career preparedness. After including it as a course section in Preparing Future Faculty at Iowa State University and receiving positive feedback from attendees, this workshop can increase participant awareness about the role that diversity, equity, and inclusion can play within higher education.

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Monday, October 23 and 30. Exact times are TBD, but 90-minute sessions will fall within 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT.

 

Workload

Between the two workshop sessions, participants may be asked to complete additional readings, watch additional videos, and contribute to a forum on the workshop Moodle site.

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, October 2 through Monday, October 16. The workshop is limited to 50 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/309

Oct
30
Mon
Online Workshop: Diversity Statement Workshop
Oct 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This Diversity Statement workshop introduces the diversity statement as a job material of increasing request by academic institutions across the United States. Just as new scholars benefit from assistance in the development of CVs, cover letters, and teaching philosophies, a need has emerged to assist new scholars in the development of their diversity statement. This workshop will help emerging scholars and practitioners navigate the typical framework of a diversity statement, prepare them with ways to turn their personal and academic life experiences into their future statement, and highlight the importance of diversity as a integrated part of their future career preparedness. After including it as a course section in Preparing Future Faculty at Iowa State University and receiving positive feedback from attendees, this workshop can increase participant awareness about the role that diversity, equity, and inclusion can play within higher education.

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Monday, October 23 and 30. Exact times are TBD, but 90-minute sessions will fall within 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT.

 

Workload

Between the two workshop sessions, participants may be asked to complete additional readings, watch additional videos, and contribute to a forum on the workshop Moodle site.

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, October 2 through Monday, October 16. The workshop is limited to 50 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/309

Nov
30
Thu
Online Workshop: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join our Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop and learn how to develop your own teaching philosophy in a way that can strengthen your instructional approaches and enhance your faculty application or promotion and tenure review.

Teaching philosophies are a powerful tool for faculty and future faculty alike. By defining your approach to instruction, a teaching philosophy gives you a benchmark for demonstrating your impact in the classroom. Whether you’re looking for work, pursuing tenure, or simply trying to refine your teaching practices, developing your philosophy can help you advance at every stage of your academic career.

In this workshop, you will learn how to write an effective, peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences, approaches to student learning, and examples of best practices in evidence-based instruction.

 

Workshop Schedule

This workshop has one online session, which participants are required to attend. The online session is Thursday, November 30 at 2-4PM ET / 1-3PM CT / 12-2PM MT / 11AM-1PM PT.

 

Workload

Participants will review readings and multimedia resources before the workshop session, and will have to draft a preliminary statement beforehand as well.

 

Registration & Enrollment

This workshop is open for registration from Monday, November 6 through Monday, November 20. The workshop is limited to 50 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

 

For More Information and Registration: https://www.cirtl.net/events/284

Mar
8
Thu
Latinos in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018 @ UCLA Campus
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

On March 8-10, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latina/os in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to encourage Latina/os to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latina/os currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latina/os at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests. The conference will be held on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA.

More information and an application for travel support will be available in 2017.

To learn about previous Latinos in Math conferences click here.