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You’ll be INSPIRED* at Rising Tide events.

Meet Erin Kelly, Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Erin Kelly portraitAs the keynote speaker at ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA 2016, Erin shared research illustrating how family-friendly workplace policies actually reinforce gender inequality.

Meet Meredith Hastings, one of Insight into Diversity’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in STEM.Dr. Meredith Hastings portrait

Meredith visited UMaine in March 2016 to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, and to bolster the aspirations of women faculty and students.

Meet Annie Houle, gender equity champion and co-founder of Wage Project ME.

Annie Houle portrait May 2015In 2015, Annie offered the keynote speech at our signature annual event, ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA.

* Meet renowned scholars and national champions, like Erin, Meredith and Annie, as well as leaders and innovators from across Maine. 

 Fall 2017 Events

Hey New Faculty: If you missed faculty orientation, visit the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning to find a schedule of faculty training and support sessions!

Sept 5: A Discussion about Signs: Freshman Daughter Drop Off
Join a panel of students and faculty in discussion of the impact of the controversial signs posted recently in Orono. All are welcome.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room 
This event, which is co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Rising Tide Center, is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. 

Sept. 19: Honor our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living
Amidst the peril and precarity of trans* people, we must come together to organize and keep each other safe. Author, educator and activist Z Nicolazzo examines the legacies of resistance, resilience, and love of trans* people, especially the trans* women of color who have been all but erased from what is now known as the “LGBT Rights Movement.”

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Minsky Recital Hall
This free presentation is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581.3439 with questions about this event. 

Sept. 26 & 27: Mentor Training Workshop
Thinking about volunteering as a faculty mentor? Attend one of these training sessions to hear more about TARGETED MENTORING, a program that offers big benefits for a small commitment. Learn more about the Targeted Mentoring program here, and plan to join us if you think you can help!

These sessions are free and open to all faculty interested in mentoring their colleagues. Click on either of the links below to register. 

Sept. 26: 10 am – 12 noon, Memorial Union FFA Room 
Sept. 27: 2 – 4 pm, Memorial Union Bumps Room

Sept 27: Dept. Chairs & Directors Breakfast: Legal Issues in the Dept. Chair/Director Role
The first of four breakfast events focused on supporting department chairs and directors through discussion of relevant issues and real-life scenarios.

8 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP on or before  Sept. 20 using this online registration module. 

Oct. 17: Advancing to Full
Calling all Associate Professors! Faculty panelists in this popular workshop will share tried and true strategies for preparing a compelling promotion portfolio, and answer audience questions about the process. Our distinguished panel: Kathleen Bell, Professor of Economics; Amy Blackstone, Professor of Sociology and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center; Eric Gallandt, Professor of Weed Ecology; John Thompson, Dept. Chair and Professor of Physics.

2 – 4 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty, registration is requested.  Please register online using this link

Nov. 2: Fostering a Culture of Collegiality in Academic Departments – A Workshop for Chairs and Directors
This workshop is a must for department chairs and for faculty seeking to enhance the climate in their units. Dr. Libby Roderick, director of the University of Alaska’s Difficult Dialogues Initiative will help you improve your department by sharing best practices for addressing negative behaviors and attitudes.

10 am – 2 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Office of Academic Affairs. Registration will begin in Sept. 2017.

Nov. 3: Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom, Part I 
Intense political and social polarization are affecting us negatively, in subtle and overt ways. Facilitating safe and civil classroom discussion is essential to education; we must support expression of minority opinions. Join Libby Roderick from the University of Alaska to learn more about fostering productive teaching discussions. A follow-up session (Part II) is planned for May 2018.

9 am – 3 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Office of Academic Affairs. Capacity is limited; please register online to ensure adequate seating.
NOTE: Registrants for the Nov. 3 event (Part I) must commit to attending the Part II workshop on May 17, 2018.

Nov. 9: Promotion & Tenure Panel

Join the Provost and recently tenured faculty to learn more about promotion and tenure processes at UMaine, including when and how to start building your packet, where to find help with questions, what to expect from your peer committee and your chair, and more! Invited panelists include Rob Glover (Political Science), Heather Hamlin (Marine Sciences), Amanda Olsen (Earth Sciences), and Tim Waring (Economics).

1 – 3 pm, Stodder Hall Room 57
Registration is recommended to ensure adequate seating. Please register on or before Nov. 2 using this link

Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469