Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University
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We welcome all faculty to attend our events!

March Calendar - Click event title for more information:

Workshop: Scholarly Profiles in the STEM Fields

Please RSVP using this poll: http://bit.ly/2lIzudL

Attend either workshop: Friday March 17 at 2-3 p.m. OR Friday April 7 at 2-3 p.m. in Kresge Library room 242 (Nyberg Room). This workshop is open to faculty and graduate students.

Interested in making your research more visible online? You can do so by creating scholarly profiles! In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • why you should create scholarly profiles
  • how to create profiles
  • benefits/drawbacks of each profile system
This workshop will cover ORCID, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearcherID, and Mendeley. Presenters will be Joanna Thielen, Librarian for Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, and Julia Rodriguez, Scholarly Communications Librarian. Contact Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) if you have questions. 

Soundings Series

The first Soundings Series event in 2017 will be on  Monday, March 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Gold Room B, Oakland Center.

Call for Nominations

The Office of Research Administration and WISER are pleased to host the Soundings Series. The Soundings Series showcases the work of OU's engaged researchers and public intellectuals and provides information on how you too can become a publicly engaged scholar. Each Soundings series event will feature a talk by a successful, publicly engaged faculty member, describing his or her work. In addition, each session will include an exploration and guided discussion of the skills, tools, and strategies required to become a publicly engaged scholar. These events will provide the speaker with a number of other means of advancing their work and also allow faculty to share their expertise, explore collaboration opportunities, and learn from each other. Attendees will be part of the discussion of best practices in becoming a community engaged scholar and learn how to enhance their ability to take their work out into the world.

The Office of Research Administration is now accepting applications for the Soundings Series. Faculty can self-nominate or be nominated. See link below for nomination form.  Please submit applications by Thursday, March 2 to Leanne DeVreugd, ldevreug@oakland.edu.

CETL Workshops

STEM: Working with Your Teaching Assistant - Wednesday March 29, noon until 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall. 
  • Click here to register.
  • Kathy Moore and Keith Williams will share tips and best practices for working with teaching assistants. Lunch provided by CETL.

Question and Answer Session - Academic Human Resources

Thursday, March 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center

Got questions about Human Resources? We've got answers! Join Joi Cunningham and Michelle Piskulich for a Question and Answer session with Academic Human Resources. Topics addressed during this session include (but are not limited to):

  • pregnancy and adoption
  • FMLA and other leaves
  • tenure clock

Please bring your questions and join this informal discussion of relevant policies and procedures. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Leanne DeVreugd (ldevreug@oakland.edu) to RSVP. 

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.