Fall workshops set for female STEM faculty
collaborative program based at Shippensburg University will host a series of
workshops this fall for mid-career female STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty in
colleges and universities in Central Pennsylvania.
September 2011, the National Science Foundation awarded
Shippensburg, in cooperation with three other organizations, a grant to promote
the recruitment, retention and advancement of women academics in STEM
disciplines. The grant resulted in formation of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math-University Partnership
for the Advancement of Academic Women in Pennsylvania (STEM-UP PA) program.
Partnering with Shippensburg are Elizabethtown College, Harrisburg University
of Science and Technology and the Innovation Transfer Network.
Beginning next month, STEM-UP PA will offer the Objective
Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS) program. OASIS, in affiliation
with Rutgers University, supports the career development and advancement of
academic STEM women through a combination of skills workshops, peer-mentoring,
networking and coaching opportunities.
The program is intended for mid-career female STEM
faculty in colleges and universities in Central Pennsylvania. Workshop dates,
all Fridays, are Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov.16 and Dec. 7. The workshops are 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at Dixon University Center, 2986 N. Second St.,
Harrisburg. Lunch and parking are provided.
Potential workshop topics include understanding and cultivating
your style in working with and leading others; being heard clearly at the leadership
table and beyond; negotiating effectively in work and life: concepts and skills;
and creating balance and integrating work and life.
Benefits of participation include clarity about
professional goals and how to achieve them; skill development in topics such as
negotiation, leadership, teamwork and self-advocacy; an expanded community of
colleagues, strategies for enhanced work-life balance; and awareness of skill
gaps in leadership.
Program fee is $750. More information is available
online at http://www.leefblog.com/stemuppa/?page_id=203.