ADVANCE News & Events week of Nov 2 2020

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Nov 4th at 2pm ADVANCE LU_WISE   Let's all come together and rally to support one another-  Natasha Vermaak will guide us through this networking and leadership exercise that builds concrete supports and skills for professional or personal requests for leads. Sign up by clicking:
NEWS!! Lehigh University was selected to join the third cohort of the ASPIRE ALLIANCE  in an ongoing national project aimed at developing more inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention in STEM disciplines at universities throughout the US. The Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusion & Diverse Stem Faculty program is administered by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), with financial support from NSF INCLUDES. The initiative aims to ensure “all STEM faculty use inclusive teaching practices and that institutions increase the diversity of their STEM professoriate, participating universities begin their work with a self-assessment of current practices and assets.” The other  participating universities include: Appalachian State University; California Polytechnic State University, Pomona; Grand Valley State University; Jackson State University;  Louisiana Tech University; Mississippi State University; Pennsylvania State University; Stevens Institute of Technology; Temple University; The Ohio State University; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Denver; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; University of Pittsburgh; Utah State University; and Virginia Tech University. You will soon hear ways Lehigh colleagues can be involved locally and across the network. Of note, being part of the IChange network includes access to Professional Development webinars and the opportunity for eligible individuals to apply for the iAspire Leadership Academy.  
NSF Grant Oppy: Mid-Career Advancement Grant, due Feb 1, Associate professors in rank 3 or more years should explore:
November 5th 4:30-5:30 Virtual M-Room: Now What? | A Debrief of the 2020 Election- Hosted by Chad Williams Multicultural Affairs-Thursday, November 5 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Zoom Link:
Friday Nov 6: Need an ADVANCE CAFE drop in? How about the morning between 10-12? Drop in, say hello, bring a snack or a drink or a kiddo or a craft, etc. email Marci Levine for zoom link

Lehigh Town Halls for Input into University Presidential Search

  • staff session will be on Nov. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register here

  • graduate student session will be on Nov. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register here

  • undergraduate student session will be on Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register here

  • faculty session will be on Nov. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register here

  • parent session will be on Nov. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Register here

  •  alumni session will be Nov. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register here.

Ten simple rules for women principal investigators during a pandemic, in PLOS Computational Biology

More about Documenting the impacts/opportunities- COVID-19   If you're working to have your documents reflect what you have accomplished, and also capture the opportunities impacted due to the pandemic, this example from groups of women in clinical medicine may be useful. t
Notes from LU-WISE  10/22 with Provost Urban, 15 STEM women participated from all faculty/instructor roles/ranks and 3 colleges. The range of teaching and research was a wonderful reminder of the richness of your passions and contributions to Lehigh and beyond. Nathan participated in the discussion and Q&A an extra 30 min beyond the original invitation, and we will certainly take him up on the offer to have him back again. Some of the key areas or ideas which came up through the discussion include the following, and Kristen and I related these to him with our commitment that ADVANCE is a ready partner on moving any of these farther along.  
  • research infrastructure and access to it- staffing, knowledge, equipment, funding (including travel), idea of workshop about contracting, etc. 
  • culture climate: both faculty-staff relations AND what is really valued to succeed/be promoted/become a leader
  • chair development (especially the need to keep things transparent)
  • workload flexibility
Workshop on Equitable Evaluation of Faculty in the Era of COVID-19- The 10/27 workshop by special guest speaker Dr. Beth Mitchneck was attended by 58 lehigh colleagues, including department chairs, deans & associate deans, and mostly members of our P&T committees.