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Making Sure That Academia Includes You: Gender and Basic Foundations (Session I)

Making Sure That Academia Includes You: Gender and Basic Foundations (Session I)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Hunter College of the City University of New York, Room 502 North

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance, the Gender Equity Project, Hunter College of CUNY and Women Investigators Network


Speakers: Virginia Valian, Hunter College and GEP Codirector; Vita Rabinowitz, Hunter College and GEP Codirector; and Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, GEP Project Coordinator

Course Description
In "Making Sure That Academia Includes You," Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Linguistics; Vita Rabinowitz, chair of the Department of Psychology; and Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, all of the Gender Equity Project (GEP) at Hunter College, will address a broad range of topics relevant to the early career challenges facing junior faculty, including balancing different aspects of an academic career, balancing work and a personal life, teaching effectively and efficiently, cultivating relationships with advisors, negotiations, and self-presentation.

Session I: Gender and Basic Foundations will address data and theory about the ways in which gender schemas and the accumulation of advantage influence the professional careers of women and men. Participants will also learn about (a) the advantages of having a circle of advisors, (b) how to establish and make good use of one's own advisors, (c) the importance of negotiation throughout an academic career, and (d) ways to negotiate effectively.

Session II: Balancing Responsibilities and Time Management (May 14) will consider balancing responsibilities at work (e.g., teaching, research, and service), balancing work and a personal life, and time management.

Session III: Self-Presentation—CVs and Interviews (June 18) will discuss the curriculum vitae, interviews, and general self-presentation techniques.

Both participants and college administrators have attested to the success of past workshops in their ability to increase research productivity and likelihood of achieving tenure and promotion. All participants receive advice and information that is based on sound social science research. In addition, participants will take an active role in workshop activities by reading, preparing materials, and engaging in focused activities and group discussion.

The course is open to both current NYAS members as well as nonmembers.