You’ll be INSPIRED at Rising Tide events.

Meet renowned scholars and national champions sharing their research, expertise, and experience to create a supportive climate and foster inclusive excellence at UMaine.

  • Photo of Emily Cain

    EMILY CAIN, Executive Director of EMILY'S LIST.

  • Photo of author Debby Irving


  • Photo of Vanessa McNeal

    VANESSA MCNEAL, Award-winning filmmaker.

  • Photo of Geo Neptune

    GEO NEPTUNE, Passamaquoddy two-spirit activist and artisan.

  • Photo fo Shay Stewart-Bouley


  • Photo of Dr. Damon Williams

    DAMON WILLIAMS, Diversity Champion.

Request ADA Accommodations to participate at 2019 – 2020 Rising Tide Events

Summer 2019

August 13: Chairs and Directors Professional Development Day

Event Agenda
The morning session is designed for new administrators; all chairs and directors are invited to join us for lunch and afternoon sessions. Register online before August 7. 

8:30 am – 3 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3

August 21 & 22: New Faculty Orientation
We are pleased to welcome the 2019-2020 new faculty cohort!

Aug 21: 8 am – 6 pm, Wells Conference Center and other venues
Aug 22: 8:15 am – 5 pm, Wells Conference Center and other venues

Find more information and register for the New Faculty Orientation and Welcome events on the CITL website. 

Fall 2019

September 17 & 18: Volunteer Mentor Training

Sept 17: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Memorial Union FFA Room
Sept 18: 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union FFA Room
These repeat sessions are free and open to all faculty interested in mentoring other UM faculty in 2019-2020. Please register online for your preferred session on or before Sept. 12.

October 8: Advancing to Full
This popular workshop focuses on providing tried-and-true strategies to help associate professors prepare a compelling promotion portfolio. Join newly promoted colleagues as they share their best advice during an informal panel discussion and Q & A with the audience.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty but registration is required. Please register online on or before Oct. 1

October 24: GRIDSHOCK
Meet award-winning director Vanessa McNeal, and screen her new documentary that shines a light on the sex trafficking industry in rural Iowa.

5:00 – 7:30 pm, Barrows Hall Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
This event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required.

November 13: Promotion & Tenure Panel with the Provost
Attend this session to learn about promotion and tenure processes, including when/how to start building your packet, where to find help with questions, what to expect from your peer committee and your chair, and more!

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This event is free and open to all UMaine faculty; registration is appreciated. Register online on or before Nov. 5