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August 20, 2014 – Department Chairs and Unit Directors Professional Development Day. Once again, the Rising Tide Center is pleased to sponsor this annual event that facilitates development of administrative leadership skills among our faculty. This year’s topic is Faculty Retention.

The morning session, which begins at 9:00 AM, will offer information for newly appointed and less experienced chairs and directors, and faculty members who aspire to a leadership role. The afternoon session will feature scenario-based conversations to allow new administrators to tap into the expertise and experience of current chairs and directors.

Registration begins at 8:30 am; Luncheon will be provided at noon for all attendees. dept chair training 2012

9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Wells Conference Center
Register on or before  Aug 15 by calling 581-3439 or sending an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

August 28, 2014 – New Faculty Orientation and Informational Fair. Plan to attend this event to meet other new faculty, receive an overview of campus services and support, and hear timely tips from recently colleagues who look back on their transition to UMaine. The agenda also includes lunch, an informational fair with representatives from campus departments and organizations, and an ice cream social in addition to a panel of newly hired faculty who have important tips and strategies to share.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Wells Conference Center
Advance registration is appreciated, but  plan to attend even if you did not pre-register. Call  581-3439 or send  an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu to reserve your spot.

septemberSeptember 18, 2014 – Peer Committee Letters Workshop. Learn about unconscious biases that persist in academia, and hear strategies that will prepare you to think and act fairly in evaluating your colleagues.

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Sept. 12 calling 581-3439 or sending an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

September 26, 2014 – New Faculty Breakfast. This is a great opportunity to network with other new faculty who might have some of the same questions you have or perhaps have some helpful tidbits to share.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Sept. 22.

September 30, 2014 – Affinity LunchTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED; please join us for lunch in October or November! Come have lunch with peers from other disciplines and departments with similar research interests. You just might identify a new research partner, find a mentor, or perhaps, establish a lasting friendship.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Register by Sept. 24.

octOctober 2 & 3, 2014Advocates & Allies Development Conference. This 2-day event will prepare male allies to recognize unconscious bias in meetings, searches, evaluations, nominations, and resource allocation.

As a Rising Tide Advocate, you’ll learn to question practices that result in disparate impact due to gender, and to recommend more equitable practices in your department and your college.

Visit the Advocates & Allies page, and save these dates on your calendar to take advantage of a unique professional development opportunity intended to foster a fair and positive campus climate for all faculty, regardless of gender, rank, or discipline. The Advocates Questionnaire, which is available on-line through the link above, is due Sept. 5th!

October 7, 2014 – Promotion and Tenure Workshop.

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
Register by Oct. 2 calling 581-3439 or sending an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

October 16, 2014 – Dept. Chairs’ & Directors’ Breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Memorial Union FFA Room
Register by Oct. 10, please.

October 29, 2014 – Affinity Lunch.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Memorial Union Totman Room
Register by Oct. 24, please.

novemberNovember 13, 2014 – Advancing to Full.

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Nov 9, please.

November 20, 2014 – Breaking the Bias Habit. Learn to recognize implicit biases, hear about the impact of gender biases on women in academia and hear specific strategies that you can use every day to overcome your unconscious biases. Workshops facilitated by Molly Carnes, MD, MS and Jennifer Sheridan, PhD of WISELI at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

9:00 – 11:30 am, Wells Conference Center

2:00 – 4:30 pm, Wells Conference Center  (Repeat of the morning workshop)
Please Register for one session by Nov. 17.

November 21, 2014 – New Faculty Breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Nov. 17, please.

November 21, 2014 – Affinity Lunch.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Nov. 17, please.

decemDecember 3, 2014 – Dept. Chairs’ & Directors’ Breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Register by Nov. 26 by calling 581-3439 or sending an e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

 

 
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