Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University
Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(248) 370-2338



We welcome all faculty to attend our events!

STEM-Focused CETL Workshop

Best Practices in Teaching Written and Oral Communication Skills to STEM Students - Monday November 14, noon until 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall. 
  • Click here to register.
  • This workshop will explore different teaching approaches used by faculty at OU. There will be a discussion of best practices for improving STEM students' written and oral communication abilities in laboratory and capstone courses. This event will be led by Laila Guessous. Lunch provided by CETL.

Chairs' Event

Chairs' Forum: Mentoring Faculty - Monday, December 5, noon until 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall.

  • Click here to register.
  • Effective mentoring of junior faculty is an important departmental responsibility. Join Jay Meehan and Kathy Moore for a lively discussion on the ways a chair can facilitate a mentoring program that works for her department. Mentoring/networking operates on many levels and in diverse modes; there is no 'one size fits all.' Successful models from other institutions as well as OU will be explored. Lunch provided by CETL.
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.