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Professional Development

Facilitating the professional development of women faculty is critical in meeting University of Maine’s diversity goals.  Rising Tide initiatives include mentoring, training, topical workshops and presentations, time management offerings, and grant funding that supports research, the formation of new collaborations, and professional skill development.

The President Susan J. Hunter Fund, an endowment established to honor UMaine’s first woman president, will provide funding for professional development, with preference given to women and underrepresented minority faculty.

I am particularly proud to be named as the University’s first woman president, and I feel strongly about supporting the ideals that this fund will advance.

     Dr. Susan J. Hunter 

 Dr. Susan J. Hunter portrait

To reinvigorate your career, review this list of selected professional development opportunities for women.

Dr. Julie Millard of Colby College portrait
Dr. Julie Millard, Professor of Life Sciences at Colby College, joined the leadership development panel at the 2015 ADVANCE networking conference. She teaches chemistry at Colby College, and authored a textbook for non-chemistry majors titled  ADVENTURES IN CHEMISTRY.





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