Events Archive 2017


April 26 & 27: WiSTEMM Spring Symposium 2017

April 26 events will be held in the Bangor Room of the Memorial UnionApril 27 events will be held in Wells Conference Center.

WiSTEMM logo

Attend a variety of workshops and presentations at the first annual WiSTEMM Spring Symposium. This 2-day event offers insights into issues such as imposter syndrome, working effectively in diverse groups, and mid career advice for women faculty. The symposium concludes with a keynote address by Betty Woodman of the Maine Business School and a networking event with wine and cheese.

April 27: PCAWF

9:00 – 11:00 am, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Committee members please RSVP to Laurie Cartier at 581-3439 or via e-mail to

May 16: Advancing Women in Academia

This annual networking conference brings together faculty from public and private institutions across Maine to support collaboration and spark innovation.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Hilton Garden Inn Grand Ballroom, Bangor 
This event is free and open to members of the higher education community across Maine. Graduate students are also welcome. Please register to ensure adequate seating and refreshments. 


New Faculty Orientation Week: August 21 – 25

Welcome new faculty! Attend these special events to learn about the support services available to faculty.

If you missed the August sessions, visit the CITL website to find additional training events.

Course Design Essentials
Intro to Blackboard
MaineStreet Essentials
Using Video in the Classroom
Classrooms at UMaine
Support at UMaine

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, 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.

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

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.

Nov. 14: Dept. Chairs/Directors Breakfast – Supporting Pre-Tenure Faculty. 

Conversations over breakfast will focus on strategies and methods for supporting new, junior, and pre-tenure faculty. Learn about mentoring, family-friendly policies including Stopping the Tenure Clock, and more!

8 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Registration is required. Sign in to your Google or gmail account to register with this link before Nov. 7 .