Upcoming Provost Conference Series Events

May 3, 2022

Together, we’re taking the “Next Steps in Advancing Equity in Faculty Workload and Rewards” and moving into action. The Spring Provost Conference series is extended over the quarter to give faculty a variety of opportunities to engage key initiatives. All events are hyflex, but we recommend attending in person. Refreshments will be served.

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Teaching Excellence

Join us May 17th from 12–1 pm for “Advancing Teaching Evaluation: A Working Session,” with special guests Drs. Noah Finkelstein and Sarah Andrews from CU Boulder, leaders of the Teaching Quality Framework project. This working session is designed to prepare DU stakeholders to transform teaching evaluation at campus and departmental levels. The session will involve a presentation and Q&A to familiarize participants with the overall framing and process, define three voices of evaluation, and map those three voices to a teaching-evaluation framework. A 1-hour, invitation-only workshop will follow to allow departmental action teams (DATs) and DAT facilitators to dive more deeply into the framework (contextualized to their units) and the three voices (considering specific tools and processes that make sense for their unit). These two talks complement and celebrate the work of the Teaching Excellence Task Force and the DATs, working to reimagine evaluating teaching excellence in their areas.

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Workload Equity

KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland–College Park, headlined the 2021 Provost Conference on the Post-Pandemic Professoriate with her presentation, “Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design.” Her co-author Joya Misra (University of Massachusetts–Amherst) contributed to the series with the panel, “Evaluating the Impacts of Covid-19 on Faculty Careers.” Drs. O’Meara and Misra are back in 2022, offering two workshops to help departments take action to ameliorate workload inequity.

On May 2nd from 12-1 pm, Dr. O’Meara will articulate the bias that shapes how workload is defined, distributed, taken up, and rewarded; and offer actionable strategies for changing this in departments. Register here. On May 27th from 11:30-12:30 pm, Dr. Misra will highlight one particular tool: Faculty Work Activity Dashboards. Register here. Stay tuned for an additional spring webinar with Kim Case on representing DEI work in tenure and promotion materials.

These talks advance the practice of the Department Equity Action Planning (DEAP) teams who are diving into workload equity and supporting the work of the Workload Equity Committee.

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