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Director, Women’s Resource Center
The Director of the Women’s Resources Center will research and develop methods to assist in providing partner and spousal career opportunities for newly hired faculty including developing a hiring consortium.
Vicki Nemeth, Maine EPSCoR Director
Jennifer Dunham, Program Assistant and Diversity Specialist
Maine EPSCoR Office
Networking programs including networking lunches, open to all UMS women faculty, will focus on monthly research topics, allowing for collaboration and decreased isolation, while facilitating scholarly productivity, a key criterion for advancement. The annual conference for STEM and SBS women faculty across the UMS and the Maine Rising Tide Council will facilitate collaboration in research and teaching, decrease isolation, and provide an opportunity for professional development grantees to present their work.
Dr. Jeffrey St. John
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment
Four to six annual climate activities and workshops on topics relating to, but not limited to, grant writing and technology transfer, work-life balance, successful negotiation, developing professional networks, improving departmental climate, budgetary skills, gender in the classroom, bias literacy, and time management will be sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and will be open to all UMaine and UMS faculty. Networking programs including networking lunches, open to all UMS women faculty, will focus on monthly research topics, allowing for collaboration and decreased isolation, while facilitating scholarly productivity, a key criterion for advancement.
Institute for Broadening Participation
UMaine Rising Tide will work directly with the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP), a non-profit organization funded by the National Science Foundation and created to design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and careers for diverse underrepresented groups. Working with ADVANCE projects nationally is one of the partnering goals in IBP work supporting Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), of which the University of Maine is a member. IBP’s Executive Director, Ashanti Johnson, will serve in an advisory capacity for the project, and participate in annual networking meetings or other appropriate activities, with a goal of helping UMaine to improve diversity recruitment and retention. They will assist with identifying speakers and facilitators for UMaine’s networking, recruitment, and mentoring activities.