Thank you Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore! We had a fabulous meeting on re-thinking mentoring. Please check out the mentoring resources provided to us through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity!
The AIM Network is delighted to host Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) at our next monthly Network meeting, May 12, 2015 (11:30 am ET). She will facilitate discussion on “Re-thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability.“
Kerry Ann Rockquemore will facilitate discussion about re-imagining how mentoring occurs on our campuses. She will describe the challenges all pre-tenure faculty face on the tenure-track and the unique challenges under-represented faculty experience. This provides the context for discussion about the common problems associated with traditional mentoring programs. The presentation culminates in a description of alternative models for internal and external mentoring programs.
About Our Presenter: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President and CEO 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 books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor (at the University of Illinois at Chicago), her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for professional development, writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with underrepresented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Through the NCFDD, Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for new faculty at colleges across the United States, writes a weekly advice column for Inside Higher Education, and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program.
Check out Kerry Ann O’Meara, Ph.D. and her colleague’s latest work on policy impact and faculty outside offers: “Half-Way Out: How Requiring Outside Offers to Raise Salaries Influences Faculty Retention and Organizational Commitment,” and “To Heaven or Hell: Sensemaking about Why Faculty Leave.” Kerry Ann will discuss this work at the next AIM Network monthly meeting (Tuesday, February 10, 2015) in a presentation entitled: Stop, Don’t, Go, Please: Retention and How our Policies & Work Environments Shape it.
Kerry Ann is Co-PI and Co-Director of the University of Maryland’s ADVANCE IT grant. KerryAnn’s recent work has focused on the retention and advancement of women faculty, faculty professional growth, reform of promotion and tenure systems, and organizational practices that advance engaged scholarship and equity in faculty workload. Her research has been widely published, appearing in the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education Journal, and Handbook for Higher Education Research among other venues.
Check out this new paper on the importance of social networking by Elizabeth Niehaus & KerryAnn O’Meara (2014)! You can also access this work through the AIM Network Interest Group in the Women in STEM Knowledge Center!