ADVANCE Ideas Cafe- Follow-ups

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ADVANCE will invite the new provost to visit with STEM women, will advocate for clarity on faculty evaluation and documentation with respect to COVID, and will send out a follow-on survey to fine tune schedule availability and individual interest in the ideas that rose to the top of the 8/6 Ideas Cafe. 
  • anti-racism in STEM
  • addressing and surviving the impacts of COVID-19 on faculty careers and evaluation
  • caregiving challenges worsened by COVID-19 (this was partially addressed at the 8/13 event with WGSS and CGE)
  • ideas to cultivate and sustain community of STEM women (include not limited to)
    • support individual gives/gets
    • writing accountabilty
    • casual LU-WISE cafe socials
  • keep current on university policies (ex: new Harassment & Discrimination Policy) while championing more equitable policies (regarding service and D&I work)
  • mentoring of students while remote & mentoring for underrepresented students
  • leadership development (to keep the leadership pipeline diverse AND to develop current administrators' with inclusive leadership competencies)
  • support and community for POPs, lecturers, and adjuncts
  • addressing interdisciplinarity and collaboration inequities
  • engaging more men in advancing equity and inclusion