Past Events


May 28: 2018 Women’s Leadership Program Cohort Reconnect, 3:00-5:00, Zoom. Amidst times like the COVID-19 crisis, resilient abilities are needed for leadership more than ever. Join us on May 28, 3:30-5:00 pm, for some teachings about resilience, wrapped around an open discussion and short breakout discussion sessions. We want to hear about how you’ve each been doing and what you’ve been up to since we were last together two years ago. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your own resilience and how you may grow it more as you tackle our world’s new abnormalities. We invite you to bring a glass of wine, tea, coffee, cocktail, water, or anything else you prefer, and wrap up by toasting the end of a completely unorthodox school year.

May 5: Promotion & Tenure Panel, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty, 3:00-4:30, Zoom. The UD ADVANCE Institute and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs are co-hosting a panel discussion about the promotion and tenure process. The focus will be largely on promotion to associate professor with tenure, but tenured faculty seeking promotion to full professor should feel free to attend and ask questions. Included will be information about the new dossier submission portal and the timeline extension process.

Panelists: Toby Driscoll, Professor, Mathematical Sciences, University Faculty Senate P&T Committee Chair, Mellissa Gordon, Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Sciences, Shen Lu, Associate Professor, Fashion & Apparel Studies, and Holly Michael, Professor, Earth Sciences and Civil & Environmental Engineering.

April 17: Zoom Networking Event for New(-ish) Faculty, 1:00-2:30pm, Zoom. UD ADVANCE will then facilitate an interactive Q&A session to address whatever questions are on your mind during these days of social distancing.

[canceled] March 16: Promotion & Tenure Panel, Tenured Faculty, Promotion to Full Professor, 2:30-4:00, Collins Room at the Perkins Student Center. The focus is on the promotion process for tenured faculty seeking the rank of professor.

[canceled] March 19: Promotion & Tenure Panel, Tenure-Track, Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor, 3:00-4:30, Collins Room at the Perkins Student Center. The focus is on the tenure and promotion process to the rank of associate professor.

Networking Lunch, New Faculty 2018 and 2019 Cohorts. Two opportunities to learn about ADVANCE initiatives and how we can support your professional success at UD. Lunch will be provided. 

Feb 13: Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Satisfaction Survey is active.

February 13, 12:30-2:00. Snow date Feb 20. 

March 4, 12:15-1:45.  Snow date March 11. 



November 15: Mentoring Office Hours, 2:00-3:00. Drop-in to explore the mentoring process, learn how to create a mentoring plan, and discuss the responsibilities of mentors and mentees.

November 8: Mentoring Office Hours, 12:00-1:30. Drop-in to explore the mentoring process, learn how to create a mentoring plan, and discuss the responsibilities of mentors and mentees.

November 4: Networking Brown Bag Lunch on Professional Coaching for Faculty w/ Dr. Jill Higginson. 

November 1: Networking coffee hour chat with Dr. Mike DeVivo on mentoring and leadership in the academy w/ Dr. Lindsay Naylor.

September 26: Discussion on Conflict Resolution in academia w/ Dr. Margaret Bailey, RIT.

September 12: Networking event w/ Professors Jennifer Joe and Yvonne Ou on the experiences of underrepresented women in academia.

April 29: “Advancing Women Leaders – The State of Affairs” Brown-Bag Lunch with Prof. Mandi Bullough

April 17: “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Faculty Recruitment and Promotion Process” 

Rob Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology & Education, University of Michigan

March 26-27: Promotion & Tenure Panels

Read the notes from the panels here.

March 21: Adaptive Leadership – A Workshop for STEM Faculty

This interactive workshop, by nationally recognized theater educator Nancy Houfek, taught faculty new strategies for successfully leading teams.

February 21: “What to Do If Your Grant is Rejected” Brown-Bag Lunch with Prof. Lori Pollock


September 9, 2016 

“Building Academic Leadership Strengths”

Negotiations, Communications and Problem Solving”

Nancy Houfek and Jane Tucker, Ph.D. – Workshop Presenters are consultant educators with COACh through support from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy

March 16, 2016 

“Social Justice and a Diverse Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities in College.”

Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D. Professor of Education and former Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles

February 22, 2016

“Lessons Learned in Fostering Faculty Development and Diversity”

Judith D. Singer, Ph.D. Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education, Harvard University     View the presentation

March 9, 2015

“Identifying Critical Issues and Best Practices for Mentoring Diverse Faculty”

Cris Clifford Cullinan, Founder of ALiVE: Actual Leadership in Vital Equity and co-chair of the National Advisory Council for the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

October 13, 2014

“Diversity Crisis in Higher Education – The Need for New Understanding and New Leadership”

Richard Tapia, Professor, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Director Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering, Rice University, National Medal of Science recipient, 2011