Faculty Affairs Symposium 2016 | January 14
Symposium attendees will be joined by over twenty faculty members, administrators, and university leaders who will share their personal experiences and unique approaches for success on these topics through informative presentations and breakout sessions throughout the day.
The Faculty Affairs Symposium will feature several group presentations, panels, and speakers from across the university:
- Jabbar R. Bennett, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Northwestern University
- Alecia Wartowski, Interim Director, Women's Center
- Jennifer Hobb, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School
- Beth McDonald, Director, Administration, School of Education and Social Policy
- Nickolas Seamons, Associate Director, International Office
- Lucy Rinehart, Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Faculty, Associate Professor of English, DePaul University
- Simone Ispa-Landa, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, and fellow with the Institute for Policy Research
- Gregory Phillips II, Research Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director, Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, Institute for Gender and Sexual Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)
- Soo La Kim, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Professional Studies
- Luke Galvin, Director of Graduate Programs, School of Professional Studies
- Daniel Linzer, Provost, Northwestern University
There will be multiple breakout sessions on topics related to faculty mentorship and development, diversity and inclusion, and data management throughout the day for Symposium attendees.
Challenges in Supporting Non-tenure Eligible Faculty
An organic discussion with five faculty focused participants ranging from directors to deans regarding the support of non-tenure eligible faculty. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the development of various types of NTE, struggles of supporting NTE, and current arrangements within each school to ensure that NTEs excel.
- Luke Galvin, Director, Graduate Programs, School of Professional Studies
- René Machado, Associate Dean, Bienen School of Music
- Monica Russel y Rodriquez, Associate Dean of Teaching Track and Visiting Faculty, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Robyn Schuster, Director, Dean's Office, Medill
- Roxanne Sellberg, Library Administration, Library
Traditional Junior Faculty Initiatives
A presentation from Tracy Davis, Director of the Graduate School's Excellence in Mentoring Initiative.
Support for Faculty in Leadership Roles
A panel of three senior faculty members and two accomplished faculty administrators regarding faculty members transitioning to roles of leadership.
- David Austen-Smith, Peter G. Peterson Chair in Corporate Ethics, Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Director, Ford Motor Center for Global Citizenship, Kellogg School of Management
- Jeanette Colyvas, Associate Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
- Melissa Durst, Director of Administration and Planning, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Danny Fisher, Director Finance & Administration of Chemistry, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- John Franks, Henry S Noyes Professor, Mathematics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Demo of McCormick Adjunct Appointment/Additional Pay Processing and Tracking System
A presentation containing background on why the system was developed, a demonstration of the system (including appointment module), and a brief IT description of how to setup. Will include time for questions.
- Ana Maria Andras, Program Administrator, McCormick School of Engineering
- Jason Grocholski, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, McCormick School of Engineering
- Lee Roberson, Web Application Software Development Lead, McCormick School of Engineering
Demo of Kellogg and Law School’s Faculty Activity Report (FAR) System
A presentation demonstrating the Faculty Activity Report System designed to capture annual faculty activity information such as research, teaching, and service responsibilities held by faculty members.
- Mat Lake, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, Kellogg School of Management
- Kendra Pack, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
- Kate Reinhardt, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Demo of Weinberg and McCormick’s Faculty Commitment System
This session will provide an overview of an online system, currently in development, that will be used to track faculty and the commitments made throughout their time at Northwestern.
- Adam Finlayson, Business Analyst Lead, Information Technology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Dan Johannsson, Developer Lead, Information Technology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Beth Clifford Smith, Director of Administration, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Search Committee Resources- Attracting and Welcoming a Diverse Candidate Pool
How can administrators work with their search committees to ensure they employ best practices in attracting a diverse applicant pool, and in promoting an inclusive review and interview process? John Marshall Law Professor, Karen Cross will discuss the materials she helped to develop for the Provost’s Office that address these important questions.
Automatic and Implicit Biases in Hiring Decisions
In making decisions, we engage in conscious deliberation and develop seemingly strong reasons to support particular choice options. Less obvious is the role of many kinds of automatic mental associations in influencing the course of our deliberations. Galen Bodenhausen, Weinberg College and Kellogg School of Management Professor and Co-director of the Center on the Science of Diversity, will describe social psychological research examining the ways that social biases (particularly beliefs about gender, race, and ethnicity) can exert subtle but significant influences on the course of decision making.
The Diversity Difference
In this session with Shannon P. Bartlett, Director of Diversity Education & Outreach at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, participants will explore the subtle ways cultural diversity and differences may unexpectedly impact the workplace, as well as discuss the benefits (and challenges) of working on diverse teams.
THURSDAY January 14, 2016
Nim Chinniah, Executive Vice President, Northwestern University
William L. Lowe, Jr, MD, Vice Dean Academic Affairs of Feinberg
Mike Fleming, MD/MPH, NUCATS
- Challenges in Supporting Non-tenure Faculty
Luke Galvin, Rene Machado, Monica Russell y Rodriguez, Robyn Schuster and Roxanne Sellburg
- Automatic and Implicit Biases in Hiring Decisions, Galen Bodenhausen
- Demo of McCormick Adjunct / Add Pay System
- Traditional Junior Faculty Initiatives, Tracy Davis
- Faculty Search Committee Resources-Attracting and Welcoming a Diverse Candidate Pool, Karen Cross
- Demo of Kellogg and Law School’s Faculty Activity Report (FAR) System
- Support for Faculty in Leadership Roles
David Austen-Smith, Jeannette Colyvas, Melissa Durst, Danny Fisher and John Franks
- The Diversity Difference, Shannon Bartlett
- Demo of Weinberg and McCormick’s Faculty Commitment System
Jabbar Bennet, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Anise Wiley-Little and Clyde Yancy
Facilitated by Sarah Brown, Associate Director, Interim Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
Daniel Linzer, Provost, Northwestern University