We are pleased to announce the “Seasons” events for this year, honoring the seasons or moments of a faculty member’s life. These are informal gatherings from 4:15-6:00 organized by topic.  Any faculty member is welcome to drop in at any session and join the conversation!  Beer, wine and cheese will be served.

Announcements will be emailed prior to each event.  Kindly RSVP at that time.

Wednesday, September 4 (Babcock Formal Lounge)

Please join us for a reception hosted by the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement and the office of the Dean for Faculty Development connecting new and seasoned faculty from diverse backgrounds. Monday, September 23 (Wooster Inn) Mentoring:  At various points in our careers we are seeking effective mentors, or we are looking to be mentors ourselves.  This discussion will bring both together to discuss tips and strategies for effective mentoring. See the resources listed here to begin our conversation. Thursday, October 10 (Heather’s home) Junior Faculty Social.  An informal gathering for all pre-tenure faculty members. Thursday, November 14 (Wooster Inn) WOW: Women of Wooster.  A discussion of Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Leaning In and of the dynamics of women in leadership in academia. Below are links suggested during the discussion:

Thursday, January 16 (Wooster Inn) Discussion of selections from Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia by (Eds) G. Muhs, Y. Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, A. Harris.

Monday, February 10 (Wooster Inn) Finding balance:  With everything going on, how do we achieve a sense of balance in our lives? Monday, April 14 (CDGE Babcock Formal Lounge) Newly Tenured: Now What?  Discuss strategies for entering this new phase of a faculty member’s life, including pathways to Full Professor.