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Spring 2013

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity offers professional development events throughout the year to gain skills useful in a faculty career. Networking Lunches are designed to increase opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary networking among women faculty in the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and engineering. Networking lunches are from 11:30-1:30, with speakers beginning at 12:00.

January 17 Faculty Leadership Workshop with Jim Detert
166 McManus Lounge
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
January 31 Effective Search Practices: The Interview
229 ILR
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 8 Reappointment and Tenure: A Panel Discussion Addressing 3rd Year Reappointment and the Tenure Process
Panelists will address issues such as mentoring, expectations, and how to put together a tenure package, the decision at the departmental level, what happens in the deanís office, and what happens to a package when it arrives on the provostís desk.
Judith Appleton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine
Laura Brown, former Chair, English Department and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Nicolas van de Walle, Chair, Department of Government John Siliciano, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
229 ILR
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
February 20 How to Engage in Public Scholarship and Increase your Visibility: Blogs, Op-Eds, and Social Media
Panelists will discuss, among other things, how to choose your media, how to select what to post online (on your own and others' social media platforms)? What are the resources needed to maintain an online presence (time, money, expertise), and what to consider before you embark on developing an online public presence, including visual and content advice.
Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Karl Pillemer, Hazel E. Reed Professor, Department of Human Development and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College
Steven Strogatz, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
225 ILR
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Videotaped event

March 27 Lunch Panel on Book Publishing
Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government
Patrizia McBride, Associate Professor and Chair, German Studies
Peter Potter, Editor in Chief, Cornell University Press
Rachel Prentice, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies
G01 Biotech
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March 27 The Readers' Theatre Performance of OLEANNA
Special event sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
–Limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty only.

7:30pm -9:45pm
At the Black Box Theatre,
located at Lehman Alternative School, 11 Chestnut Street, Ithaca, NY

The 90 minute performance will be followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion with Vivian Relta, facilitator for the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble

FREE Tickets for faculty and a guest can be reserved by e-mailing Reserved tickets can be picked up the day before the show at the Office of Faculty Development, 122 Day Hall, and will also be available at the venue from 7pm on the day of the show. Tickets MUST be picked by 7:45, after which unclaimed tickets will be given to individuals on a wait list. There are only 80 seats in the theatre, and we ask that you reserve a ticket only if you are sure you can attend.

OLEANNA synopsis and notes:
OLEANNA gives us an opportunity to observe an Interaction between a professor and a female student in his class. The exchange is both familiar but also complex and highly charged.

When first performed, in 1992, OLEANNA provoked fierce debates about sexual harassment and gender politics. Written during the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas sexual harassment scandal, the play divided audiences between those who were angered by what they perceived as fabricated sexual harassment charges used as a tool to gain power, and those who viewed the image of a scheming woman as an attack on the right of women to defend themselves from improper sexual advances.

OLEANNA will be followed by a facilitated discussion to surface the multiple points of view that the audience may have. We will explore some of the complexity observed and heard and how it may be transferable to Cornell faculty experiences.
April 11 ADVANCEments in Science Lecture
Claude Steele, I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University

Statler Auditorium
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., reception to follow
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April 16 Lunch Panel on Retirement
–Offered for women faculty only.
226 Weill Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
May 7-8 Mentoring Workshop with Susanna Rivera-Mills, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University
May 7, Leadership Workshop
700 Clark
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Clinical Sciences
Vet Tower
2:30 - 3:30 pm
May 8, Mentoring
206 Stimson Hall
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
May 21 Grant Writing Workshop with
G71 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 23 Advanced Skills in Problem Solving with Butterfield & Tucker
228 ILR
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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We do not wish to discourage other interested parties from attending events. Our lectures are generally open to the public. Please notify of your interest in attending our events.


Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672