ADVANCE-Nebraska Events, 2013

Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore
May 7, 2013

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writing Your Next Chapter: Midcareer Faculty
City Union Regency Suite

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Getting What You Need: Junior Faculty
East Campus Arbor Suite

Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of two important books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. more...

Dr. Mary Anne Holmes and Dr. Julia McQuillan 2013 recepients of the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Anne Holmes and Dr. Julia McQuillan, 2013 recipients of the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women at UNL. A reception will be held in their honor in the Heritage Room, City Campus Union on March 12, 2013 from 3:30-5pm.

Dr. Judy Walker and Chancellor Harvey Perlman

Third Annual ADVANCE Initiative Award goes to the Department of Mathematics

On February 1, 2013, Chancellor Harvey Perlman awarded the Third Annual Advance-Nebraska Initiative Award to the Department of Mathematics.

Dr. Judy Walker, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, accepted the award on behalf of the department.

Read more about this award, and Dr. Walker's acceptance speech in our February 15 newsletter

The Annual Advance-Nebraska Initiative Award is awarded to a STEM department that has creatively furthered the objectives of the ADVANCE initiative.

Past recipients of the Annual Advance-Nebraska Initiative Award include the following UNL departments:

Dr. Helen Moore

January 23, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Unity Room 212

Research-Based Practices for Evaluating and Retaining New STEM Faculty:
A Workshop with Helen Moore

Increasing STEM faculty diversity by gender and race/ethnicity systematically challenges academic assessment processes formed for a less diverse and globally competitive workforce. In this workshop, Helen Moore presents research-based opportunities for us to identify, debate and work to resolve subtle organizational practices that reinforce implicit biases in the sciences. We’ll discuss how evaluation processes within academic organizations reproduce biases, consider whether STEM pedagogy is biased to such an extent that evaluations by students and peers are skewed and might need modification to best assess merit, and learn how implicit biases in science and its sub-fields influence our letters of reference and promotion and tenure reviews. Then, we’ll examine some merit and research-based strategies for evaluating for excellence in STEM fields.

Helen Moore is the Aaron Douglass Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her scholarship focuses on the sociology of women, feminist ethics in social science research and practice, and structural inequalities in higher education and public schools. She is the author of three books and over thirty-nine peer-reviewed articles, spanning three decades, including:

Call for Nominations:

Chancellor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award

We invite all STEM Deans and Department Chairs, Directors, and Heads to nominate your department[s] for this award.

Nomination Deadline: January 18, 2013