These workshops were led by Dr. Anne Etgen, Professor Emerita in the Department of Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and nationally recognized expert in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. We encourage this resource for all Department Chairs and faculty who plan to serve on search committees. Below are descriptions of the three workshops. Click here to view them on UB Edge.
Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Presents evidence that workforce diversity is a driving force for excellence and innovation, and discusses factors that contribute to limiting diversity, including implicit or unconscious bias. Finally, describes evidence-based strategies that can overcome the bias in the faculty search process. Click here to view on UB Edge.
Outlines strategies that facilitate the academic success, promotion and retention of faculty. Topics discussed include strong mentoring programs, faculty cluster hiring (cohort model), activities and resources to reduce isolation, increase community building and networking, and to foster career, research, and professional advancement. Click here to view on UB Edge.
Discusses the role of departmental and institutional climate as a barrier to achieving faculty diversity. Climate comprises people’s shared perception of the quality, fairness and inclusivity of the environment in which they work. Improving departmental and institutional climate, with clear signals from leadership that diversity, equity and inclusion are core values, can enhance the work environment for all members of the academic community. Click here to view on UB Edge.
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 6, 4:00pm-5:00pm (event details below)
Location: Knox Hall (104), North Campus (Also Online via Panopto)
Intended Audience: Open Event
A two part panel presentation with clinical staff members from The Seneca Nation Health System Behavioral Health Unit. They will be sharing their experiences on best practices, adapting evidence based techniques, unique challenges, and resiliency factors, this is a hybrid event.
The panel will be sharing their experiences on best practices, adapting evidence-based techniques, unique challenges, and resiliency factors for working withIndigenous clients.
Please email Courtney Copeland (Seneca Nation, Turtle Clan) at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Sponsored by the Counseling, School & Educational Psychology Department and the UB's department of Indigenous Studies.
Date & Time: Select Thursdays, September - December, 3:00-3:50pm (see dates below)
Intended Audience: Open Event
Rainbow Hour is a monthly virtual meeting which aims to bring together LGBTQ+ individuals from the UB community to meet and interact through conversation and games. Click here for more information and details on how to join the meetings.
Meetings will take place on the following Thursdays.
Sponsored by: Counseling Services
The Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is committed to supporting all students on campus. By focusing on personal identity, advocacy and other critical issues that are facing society today, the IDC helps students broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our ever-changing world. To find out more about their upcoming events, visit the IDC UBLinked page.
Sponsored by the Intercultural and Diversity Center
How do academics – at all stages of their careers – form effective partnerships? How can students and early career faculty engage in research in Global South communities? How can students contribute to building equity? Teams of mentors and mentees will reflect on these questions alongside their community partners. Through presentations and discussions, we will evaluate current research and teaching practices about co-produced knowledge, and identify best practices for educating and engaging students in co-produced scholarship and action. To find out more about this series and to register, click here.
Sponsored by Global Health Equity
Date & Time: Submit anytime
Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty and Staff
The University Archives is launching a project to encourage students, faculty and staff to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. Students have been impacted by great change to their learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections. Faculty have adapted the ways in which they deliver course materials and interact with students. Staff have adjusted to changes in their work environments, both at home and on campus, all while coping with momentous change in daily routines, family life, and personal health and safety. By collecting and preserving these perspectives the University Archives supports the research mission of the university, allowing future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an undoubtedly transformative event in the history of student life and the academic experience at UB. Visit University Archives webpage for more information.
Sponsored by University Libraries