Apr
19
Mon
2021
2021 Academic Advancement Network Spring Symposium @ Zoom Webinar | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
2021 Academic Advancement Network Spring Symposium @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Academic Advancement Network (AAN) hosts a symposium each spring for academic employees at MSU on topics of wide university interest. We also use the conversations at the event to frame programming for the following academic year. The theme of the 2021 AAN Spring Symposium is Imagining the Future of  the University and Academic Work. In the context of the immense challenges and changes that have characterized the past year, the Spring Symposium will offer avenues for conversation in which we can “imagine the future of academic work.” We invite all faculty members, academic staff, and administrative leaders to reflect on what we have learned in the pandemic about ourselves and our work, what we want to retain, and what we want to change regarding academic work and the life of our university community going forward. Dr. Shirley Malcom, senior advisor and director of SEA Change at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will keynote the Symposium, emphasizing that a time of disruption is an opportune time for change. Following her talk and panelist responses, those attending will have opportunities to share their own ideas, hopes, and expectations.

Panelist:

Pero G. Dagbovie
University Distinguished Professor, Department of History
Associate Dean, The Graduate School

Stephen Esquith
Dean, Residential College of Arts and Humanities

Leslie Gonzales
Associate Professor, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
College of Education

Kelly F. Millenbah
Senior Associate Dean, Director of Academic and Student Affairs
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Registration

Event details webpage

Please contact the Academic Advancement Network at AAN@msu.edu with any questions.

Apr
20
Tue
2021
Learning Community - Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Zoom Meeting
Learning Community – Tending the Path Forward after Full Professor: Career Paths of Women Professors @ Zoom Meeting
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The years after attainment of full professorship offer opportunities for directed career advancement and the consideration of formal and informal leadership engagement. Leadership Learning Community members will examine their personal career and leadership goals and discuss strategies for achievement. We will engage scholarship and expertise on career development, peer mentoring, and women’s leadership to guide our discussions, as well as personal and professional development.

You do not need to have attended last year’s Leadership Learning Community to participate. Attendance at all meetings is not necessary.

Meeting Dates

September 30, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:30
November 11, 2020 –  9:00 – 10:30
January 11, 2021 –  9:00 – 10:30
February 25, 2021 – , 2:30 – 4:00
April 20, 2021 –  4:00 – 5:30

Women professors from all disciplines are encouraged to participate, if you did not receive a personal invitation, please contact the Academic Advancement Network at AAN@msu.edu.

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement @ Zoom Session
Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement @ Zoom Session
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This program is designed for MSU Deans, Chairs, and Faculty Excellence Advocates to discuss strategies for engaging with faculty and academic staff within your unit about retirement issues.  Legal restrictions and MSU’s policies will also be provided as guidelines to follow when interacting with academics on retirement.

Presenters:
Roger Baldwin, Professor Emeritus, College of Education
Suzanne Lang, Associate Provost and Vice President, Academic Human Resources

Panelists:
W. Vance Baird, Chairperson, Horticulture
Mary Finn, Dean, College of Social Science
Theresa Kelley, Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Francisco Villarruel, Faculty Grievance Official, Faculty Grievance and Dispute Resolution Office

To register for this event click here.

If you have any questions or need to request accommodations please contact the Academic Advancement Network at AAN@msu.edu.
Strategies for Centering Instructor Identity in STEM Education @ Webinar
Strategies for Centering Instructor Identity in STEM Education @ Webinar
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Facilitator:
Tazin Daniels, PhD

In this webinar, we will talk about how to productively center and leverage your social identities in your role as a STEM instructor. We will unpack problematic assumptions about how identity aligns with authority and how you can build trust and community with your learners. You will also leave with strategies to overcome common challenges you might encounter when promoting equity and inclusion in the STEM classroom and beyond.

Click here to register

If you have not yet, please register with your NetID for an account linked to our MSU institutional membership by clicking to the NCFDD website here (external link). Creating an account allows you to register for upcoming seminars or access past documents and recorded sessions.

May
6
Thu
2021
Spring 2021 "Coffee Hour" Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
Spring 2021 “Coffee Hour” Meetings for Women Chairs and Directors @ Zoom Meeting
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The series of meetings for women chairs, school directors, and associate deans from non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools will continue this fall.  While these meetings have traditionally been held over the lunch hour, this semester we plan to host these as virtual “coffee hours”.   These sessions are designed to be informal gatherings to allow for discussion, peer mentoring and problem-solving.  There is no set agenda and our hope is that these events will provide an opportunity for you to network with other women in similar positions across campus.

Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development (and former department chair) will host these monthly sessions.

Remaining Fall 2020 Virtual Dates

  • Friday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Virtual Dates

  • Thursday, January 14 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 6 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.

May
11
Tue
2021
Conversations with MSU Leaders - Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan at MSU @ Zoom Session
Conversations with MSU Leaders – Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan at MSU @ Zoom Session
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Spring 2021- Conversations with MSU Leaders

To register for any/all of the remaining Spring Conversations click here

Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan at MSU

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Luis Alonzo Garcia, Director, Migrant Student Services and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee Co-Chair

Wanda Lipscomb, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Human Medicine and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee Co-Chair

Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

President Stanley charged the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee to examine, among other areas, the composition and success of our faculty, staff and student body; research and scholarship; curriculum and educational programs; community engagement; and the culture our community members live and experience each day.  The DEI Steering Committee will share the DEI Report, Plan and Recommendations.  Co-chairs Wanda Lipscomb and Luis Alonzo Garcia will engage in discussion with Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and chief Diversity Officer, and university leaders on next steps and implementation.

 

To register for any/all of the remaining Spring Conversations click here

 

May
12
Wed
2021
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom
Critical Friends Peer Mentoring sessions @ Zoom
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This opportunity is open to all department chairs, school directors, associate deans in non-departmentally organized colleges and directors of academic programs similar to departments/schools.

This program will focus on developing a community of peers, by providing a venue to give and receive effective feedback and promote group problem solving.  Used at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer (DEO) Training, the Critical Friends* model will be used to facilitate these structured problem solving conversations around particular topics or issues participants want to discuss.

The Critical Friends process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership. This process is based in cooperative adult learning, which is often contrary to patterns established in work environments. It also addresses a situation in which many leaders find themselves – trained to work as independent units; certified as knowing all that is needed to know; feeling like the continuation of professional learning is not essential to the creation of an exciting, rich, learning environment; and that they are simply supervisors in the leadership role.

Critical in the context of the group is intended to mean “important” or “key” or “necessary.” Those who have used this process have found that many leaders are clumsy at being “critical.” They have further discovered that many leaders are trained to talk around and avoid difficult issues, not carefully confront them. The Critical Friends process provides an opportunity both to solicit and provide feedback in a manner that promotes reflective learning.

Retrieved from: Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

Schedule

The first session will provide a brief overview of the program, followed by at least one round of the Critical Friends model. Before each session I will email to ask if anyone registered would like to share a current issue they are dealing with.

SPRING 2021 – Critical Friends Peer Mentoring Sessions

Wednesday,  January 20, 2021,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  February 17, 2021,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  March 17, 2021,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  April 14, 2021,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday,  May 12, 2021,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

You do not need to commit to attending all sessions and can register to attend as they fit with your schedule.

If you currently hold one of the named positions and have not received a personal invitation, please contact  Cindi Leverich at youngcin@msu.edu.