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September 2021

Recruit & Retain Diverse Faculty through Cluster Hiring and Mutual Mentorship (Academic Impressions Webinar)

September 28 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Overview Many institutions have expressed a commitment to addressing social inequity in its multiple forms as part of their strategic plans. One way this commitment is being implemented at many colleges and universities is through efforts to recruit and retain a more diverse faculty. Cluster hiring is one powerful strategy that can help with these efforts. But institutional transformation is a long-term commitment, and a cluster-hiring initiative must be supported to be successful and sustainable. This training will unpack how cluster hiring…

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Improving Promotion and Tenure Reviews by Using a Deliberative Decision-Making Model

September 23 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Academic Impressions Webinar with DU Faculty Kate Willink & Darrin Hicks By participating in promotion and tenure reviews, faculty make the most consequential decisions they will ever have to engage in on behalf of their colleagues. Without adequate training and preparation, departments often have a reputation of unfair decisions, power dynamics, and lack of transparency that taint the process going forward and impact culture and morale. Among the many challenges in re-envisioning what this process could look like is that…

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August 2021

Academic Impressions Webinar: Building a Leadership Culture in an Academic Department

August 27 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Overview Many academic leaders aim to build a leadership culture in their departments that promotes faculty retention and creates a bench of future leaders. However, common challenges such as competitive, individualistic cultures and skepticism towards administration thwart many of these efforts. Academic leaders must take an intentional approach that blends strategy, communication, and collaboration to resolve these challenges.  Join us online to learn about how a department leader from Suffolk University Law School took her program from unranked to the…

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Webinar: Supporting Trans* Scholars

August 24 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this NCFDD webinar, Dr. D-L Stewart will address the key questions and strategies needed to support trans* scholars, but also to reform and transform how we consider gender in the academy. Through discussion of institutional systems and processes, career advancement, microaggressions, and trans* resilience, attendees will gain greater insight into how they and their institutions can support trans* scholars. (Dr. Stewart joins DU's Morgridge College of Education this fall!) To take advantage of your NCFDD membership, head to FacultyDiversity.org/Join  and…

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