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Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University
217 Varner Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(248) 370-2338



We welcome all faculty to attend our events!

Broader Impacts: What, Why and How

Friday, March 4, noon - 2 p.m. Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center
This workshop for faculty will address the increasingly important grant review criteria of 'Broader Impacts.' The National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies are requiring that researchers pay attention to and articulate ways in which their work has the potential to benefit society and contribute to societal goals. Attendees will get ideas on how successful researchers have developed broader impacts programs that can evolve and improve throughout their career. Learn about support and potential collaborations that exist on campus, as well as national networks that provide resources and connections. This workshop is presented by WISE@OU and the Office of Research Administration.  Deadline to register is Friday, February 26, 2016. Contact Barbara Kooiman,, to register and if you have questions.

WISE@OU is pleased to partner with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to offer STEM-focused workshops.  Register for CETL workshops  here.  

Work-Life Balance: Managing Your Service Commitments - Thursday, April 7, 2016, noon - 1 p.m.
CETL Learning Studio, 200A Elliott Hall
Lunch will be provided.
This panel will discuss the importance of the service role, how to know when to say "yes" or "no" to commitments, and the importance of chair leadership in equitable distribution of service responsibilities. 

Mid-Career Faculty Events
  • See slides and handouts from our previous mid-career events on the OU Resources page.

Event Videos
For those who were unable to attend the original events, WISE@OU has created videos of workshops and discussions.

  • In the Fall of 2014, WISE@OU supported the AAUP workshop focused on the tenure process.  This workshop helps junior faculty develop a better understanding of this process.  Faculty who have served on FRPC as well as the Provost participated in this panel discussion and gave tips for preparing dossiers.
  • Past years' tenure workshop videos can be found here and here.
  • In December 2014, WISE@OU hosted special guest speaker Dr. Deborah DeZure from Michigan State University.  Dr. DeZure is the Assistant Provost for Faculty and Organizational Development, and is a leader in research on faculty career development, mentoring, and leadership.  In this video, Dr. DeZure shares her tips for successfully surviving and thriving in mid-career.
  • For more videos, see the OU Resources page.

Past Events
Click the links below for fliers with summaries for our events each year.  Links to videos, helpful tip sheets, and presentations are included on each flier.