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Equity and Inclusion: Successfully Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process

An annual pre-tenure symposium, “Equity and Inclusion: Successfully Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process,” sponsored by the President’s Equity Commissions and hosted by the University Libraries, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, in the Paterno Library on the University Park campus. Lunch will be provided. Registration is open, at no cost, to members of the Penn State community. To register, please visit https://equity-pt.eventbrite.com/ by Friday, October 18.

Plenary sessions and breakout discussion groups will address issues important to early tenure-line faculty from underrepresented groups, including women. Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost, will deliver the plenary address. Blannie Bowen, vice provost for Academic Affairs, will speak on “Strategies for Moving Forward.”

Panel and concurrent sessions include:

Funding and publishing your research
Publishing about diversity issues
Work-life balance
Getting smart about service
Nuts and bolts of the tenure process
Teaching/classroom strategies

For those who cannot attend in person, the symposium will be available via MediaSite Live.

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity, Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity, and Commission for Women are advisory groups to the President of Penn State. These commissions identify areas of concern, provide a forum for exchange of ideas, and propose programs that can translate into improved practices for our constituent groups at Penn State and improve the climate for diversity within Penn State.