Promotion, tenure, and the value of diversity, equity and inclusion work

Thursday May 26, 2022

1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Panelists

Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
Aaron Velasco, University of Texas- El Paso
Aradhna Tripati, University of California- Los Angeles
Ana Christina Ravelo, University of California- Santa Cruz

Moderator

Tessa Hill, UC-Davis

Webinar Description

Many geoscientists are working to make our discipline more equitable and inclusive, but there is widespread concern that those efforts will not be valued professionally. In this webinar, a panel of geoscience faculty and administrators from a range of institution types will share their experiences from their own promotion and tenure pathways. Discussion will include specific recommendations for younger colleagues near the start of their careers, such as how to align professional efforts with institutions' mission and vision statements. For more senior colleagues who are in positions of evaluating promotion and tenure files, panelists will offer actions that can help improve promotion and tenure procedures and policies so that impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are recognized. We encourage all to attend, across career stages, position status, and institution types.

Webinar goals

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify evidence that professional efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion can be undervalued in promotion and tenure decisions;
  2. Align diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts with their institution's stated values (e.g., mission and vision statements); and
  3. Develop policies and procedures to improve promotion and tenure evaluations of faculty that work to foster a more equitable and diverse geosciences field.

Logistics

Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Bradlee Cotton (bcotton@carleton.edu) if you have any questions about this event.

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