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December 1 and 2, 2011

JoAnn Moody workshops across campus

JoAnn Moody, PhD, JD, the author of “Faculty Diversity: Problems and Solutions” and numerous publications on recruiting, mentorship, retention, and evaluation of faculty and graduate students will be at the University in early December.  She will lead workshops on improving searches, evaluations, and mentoring programs; workshops are necessarily small to encourage frank dialogue, and advance registration is required.  The schedule of events is below:

December 1, 9:30-11:30am: Workshop on "Rising Above Cognitive Errors- Improving Searches, Evaluations, and Decision-Making"
December 1, 12:00-2:00pm:
Lunch conference: "Mentoring Programs and the Role of Leadership"
December 2, 2:00-4:00pm:
Search Committee Workshop for Arts, Sciences and Engineering faculty

Dr. Moody will be meeting with deans and department chairs from different schools over the two days as well.  Should you have any questions about her visit, lease contact the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity at 273-5664.

Click here for more information about JoAnn Moody workshops, or visit her webpage


December 3, 2010


11:00am-4:00pm, Simon School of Business, Schlegel 207

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is hosting a workshop on Micromessaging- the small behaviors and gestures in which individuals may be either singled out, overlooked, ignored, or otherwise discounted based on an unchangeable characteristic such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Micromessaging can be a gesture, different kind of language, treatment, or even tone of voice.  Many times this is deeply rooted and unconscious.

Our morning session (11:00-1:00) will focus on the LGBT community and the afternoon session (2:00-4:00) will focus on religious diversity.  Each session will be facilitated by Warner faculty members and the morning presentation will have a guest speaker from the LGBT community and the afternoon session will have a guest speaker from the Muslim community.  Lunch will be served from 1:00-2:00 in the Eisenberg Rotunda.  You are welcome to attend both sessions or choose one or the other. 

Click here for Ed Brockenbrough's PPT on MicroAggressions Conceptual Foundations

Click here for Dr. Shafiq's PPT on Micromessaging and Muslims

October 22, 2010 

Resilience and Mentorship: Tools to Thrive in Academia

12:15-1:15 Ryan Case Method Room, Rm1-9576, Med Center

The office for Faculty Development and the University of Rochester Clinical Translational Research Center co-sponsored a talk by Denice Cora- Bramble MD, MBA Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University Senior Vice President  - Children's National Medical Center Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

Click here for Dr. Cora-Bramble's Bio

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

October 2, 2009

Race & Ethnicity in Faculty Recruitment and Retention

The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity hosted William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, to kick off a day of workshops with the keynote address: “Race and Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era." Wilson’s keynote address introduced a day of workshops on race and ethnicity in faculty recruitment and retention. The workshops were designed for University academic leaders, participants on a faculty or senior leadership search committees, or members of the University community who are interested in the faculty diversity initiative.

    *Please click here for materials and resources from the workshops

May 1, 2009

Mutual Mentoring

The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity hosted a workshop on mentoring for faculty. The workshop included a brief presentation by Mary Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Lisa Scott, Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst. Dr. Sorcinelli described the UMass Mutual Mentoring program, which is funded in part by a $400,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation, and Lisa Scott described her personal experience with mutual mentoring.

October 31, 2008

Gender Bias

The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity hosted a search committee event to discuss issues associated with bias in the search committee process. All members of search committees, academic and administrative, were invited to attend this event. The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) was used to combine live theatre and audience participation to create a resource for education and training on a wide variety of workplace issues. The CITE presentation focused on gender bias.