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First Annual Social Sciences Faculty Development Institute

Monday, October 11, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • 12:00-12:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
    - Dean's Welcome: Dean of Social Sciences Bill Maurer
    -Reflection on Indigenous People's Day/Land Acknowledgement: Prof. Sarah Whitt (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Depts. of Global and International Studies and History
  • 12:15-12:45 pm. New and Returning Faculty Mixer and Breakout Groups
  • 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Toward Tenure and Beyond: Crafting an Interntional Research Career with Holly Hapke, Director of Research Development Tenure is a key milestone in the academic career. But how to get there—and what happens after? This workshop provides tools for intentional, long-term career planning and research program development, both pre- and post-tenure.
  • 1:45-1:55 p.m. Break
  • 1:55-2:55 p.m. Building a Toolkit for Inclusive Teachingwith Angela Jenks, Vice Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity.We all want to teach inclusively—but how? This workshop offers hands-on strategies for best practices in course design/teaching/assessment, as well as resources for ongoing pedagogical development.
  • 2:55-3:55 p.m. Day to Day DEI: What to Do and Where to Go for Help with Matthew Freedman, Equity Advisor. UCI expects and values faculty contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). This workshop provides practical tips on how faculty can center DEI in their research, teaching, mentorship and service; where to go for help with faculty or student-related equity and inclusion issues; and how to document their contributions to inclusive excellence at UCI.
  • 3:55-4:15 p.m. Break
  • 4:15-5:00 p.m. Serving Yourself While Serving Otheres: International Academic Service with Anita Casavantes Bradford, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity Service—at the department, School and campus/systemwide level—is an important part of career progression in the UC. This workshop will address the pitfalls and possibilities of academic service in an R1 institution, while helping faculty to approach service as a vehicle for articulating their values and pursuing their own personal and professional development.


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