Parents in Science
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, 3 to 4 p.m.,
This will be a unique opportunity to hear faculty, staff, student, and postdoc representatives talk about what it is like to become or be a parent while also working at the College of Science. The panelists will address questions from the audience. All are welcome to attend, and non-parents are particularly invited to this event: the goal of the Awareness Week is for all of us to become aware of the experiences or struggles lived by our co-workers that are different from our own. Such awareness of different lives is thought to be one of the best ways to foster a positive and inclusive work environment which increases efficiency and retention, besides making the world a better place for all. We hope that you will encourage your colleagues and members of your group to attend.
Increasing staff engagement, job satisfaction, and workplace performance
Lunch & Workshop for Department Administrators and Business Managers
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 - 12 to 2:00 p.m.
The College of Science Workplace Climate Committee is pleased to sponsor a special event for business managers and administrators involved in staff supervision, led by Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President for Business Affairs and Human Resources, and Diane Brennan, Director, Leadership & Organizational Development which includes our new leadership and executive coaching services. The workshop and discussion will focus on ways that managers and administrators can build inclusion and engagement with staff, leading to increases in job satisfaction, workplace performance, and retention. The discussion will focus on best practices, and sharing experiences that have been successful in building a positive workplace climate.
Unconcious Bias: The Role of Implicit Bias in Higher Education
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Breakfast & Workshop for COS Staff
Old Main - Silver & Sage room, Quantity: 90 people
About the workshop
Presenters: Dr. Jeff Stone, Ph.D., and Dr. Katie Wolsiefer, Ph.D.
You are invited to attend a workshop on the role of implicit bias in higher education. Numerous studies have shown that even people who are highly committed to being fair and just can unknowingly hold and communicate biased attitudes and beliefs towards others. Unconscious or "implicit" forms of bias can seep into our judgments of people who are different from us when we review job applications, interact with colleagues and students, or comment on student work. When we interact with out-group members, implicit bias can subtly alter our facial expressions, posture, and speech patterns in ways that can convey discomfort or disinterest. Learning how to reduce implicit bias and its effects is an important step toward improving climate, equity and intergroup relations in higher education.
The workshop is limited to the first 90 people to RSVP, however, there will be additional workshops held to ensure all staff have the opportunity to attend.
Bringing out the Best: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action
A Special Presentation & Reception for CoS Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 - 4 p.m.
Kuiper Lecture Hall 308
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth is the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research). In her work with NASA, Caltech, and the American Astronomical Society she has designed and led education programs, designed and written studies to assess campus climate for minorities and written proposals and managed grants for education and outreach programs. In 2013, Carolyn was honored with the NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal “for outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment, volunteerism, mentoring and coaching of underrepresented student groups through science education workshops and programs”. Dr. Brinkworth has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Southampton and a MA in Education from Claremont Graduate University with a focus on improving educational environments in higher education for LGBTQ students in STEM.
Building Diversity in Departments
Lunch & Discussion for CoS Department Heads & others
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 - 12 to 1:30 p.m.