Workshops, Conferences, and Events



Workshops


1. Preparing Research Proposals for Applications for Internal Grants

This workshop is helpful to faculty of all disciplines who intend to apply for internal research grants at UVic. Topics include: a review of guidelines and procedures, selection of research types, writing and polishing of proposals, preparation of budget and other related issues. The workshop also provides opportunities for questions and is led by experienced researchers or members of the review committees. Although only full-time and part-time tenured/tenure track regular faculty members are eligible for an internal grant, the workshop is open to all interested UVic faculty and instructors

2. Women in Leadership

This stimulating workshop deals with the following questions: What are some issues and barriers for women entering leadership? What quality of leadership is required? How may women prepare themselves to take on leadership positions? The panelists for this workshop change each year. In 1999, the panelists included: Dr. Norma Mickelson, Chancellor, Dr. Gordana Lazarevich, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Frances Ricks, Equity Advisor to the Vice-President, Ms. Linda Sproule-Jones, Director of Equity Issues.

3. Academic Equity: Chilly Climates, Legal Discourse, and Social Change

This workshop examines issues of academic equity in higher education, issues that have been the focus of legal, institutional, and policy reforms and challenges over the recent decades. Each year, the Caucus brings in a panel of distinguished feminist scholars to examine the structural, material, ideological, and discursive dimensions of the struggle for social change and equity at Canadian Universities. In 1999, the issues included: chilly climates, workplace equity, market pressures, and academic values as well as the contradictory effects of the increasingly prominent role accorded to legal discourses within the academy. Panelists: Professor Sheila McIntyre, Faculty of Law, Queens University and Dr. Dorothy Smith, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and University of Victoria.

4. Preparing and Applying for Re-appointment, Tenure, & Promotion: Important Processes and Expectations

In this workshop, a panel of faculty members who have served on the Faculty Advisory Committee in different faculties share their insight and experience about preparations, processes, and expectations for applying for reappointment, tenure, or promotion. 1999 Panelists included: A. Wrights (Fine Arts), Margie Reitsma-Street (HSD), J. Anderson (Ed.), & L. Robinson (V-P Legal Affair), P. Senese (History), V. Paetkau (Science), J.Cholfield (Humanities), & L. Robinson (V-P Affair).

5. Student Course Evaluations: How Can We Deal With Them Personally and Professionally

A panel of experienced teachers lead a discussion on student course evaluations. This interactive session involves the audience in examining aspects of the student course evaluation and in generating strategies to assist instructors and benefit students. Panelists in 1999 were: Professor Juliana Saxton, Dr. Micaela Serra, Dr. Yeun-Jong Woon.

6. Preparing and Applying for Re-appointment, Tenure, & Promotion: Important Processes and Expectations

In this workshop, a panel of faculty members who have served on the Faculty Advisory Committee in different faculties share their insight and experience about preparations, processes, and expectations for applying for reappointment, tenure, or promotion. 1999 Panelists included: A. Wrights (Fine Arts), Margie Reitsma-Street (HSD), J. Anderson (Ed.), & L. Robinson (V-P Legal Affair), P. Senese (History), V. Paetkau (Science), J.Cholfield (Humanities), & L. Robinson (V-P Affair).

7. A Panel Discussion on the New Salary Policy, October 24, 2000

To respond to the new framework agreement and the salary policy, the Caucus presented a panel discussion entitled, “The New Salary Policy for the Faculty at UVic: Major Shifts and Some Thoughts about the Evaluation for Salary Adjustment”. The discussion was led by a panel of administrators and faculty members who had either participated in the new framework negotiation or were in the position of making salary decisions.The panelists were: Dr. Tom Cleary, Past President, Faculty Association, Professor Michael Longton, Acting Dean of Fine Arts, Professor Lyman Robinson, Associate Vice-President, Legal ` Affairs, Dr. Michael Miller, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Anita Molzahn, Dean, Faculty of Human and Social.

8. Faculty Women’s Issues, Concern, & Problem Solving: What, How, & Whom?

At this event, faculty women have the opportunity to meet with the Vice-President Academic Dr. Codding to discuss the following questions: What are issues, concerns, & interest of the woman faculty; to whom should the issues be directed for action; and how can the issues be solved? An informal and brief social time follows the discussion.

9. Let’s Finish!

In spring 2009 the Caucus co-sponsored (with the Learning and Teaching Centre) a workshop on dissertation completion for our sessional members. titled “Let’s Finish!”.

 

Events

 

1. Recognizing Differences/ Building Community Conference

A conference to celebrate International Women’s Day.

March 7th, 2008 9 am – 3:30 pm, University Club

This conference included sessions of interest to specific groups within the caucus, as well as sessions of more general interest to all members.

Sessions included: Women in Leadership; Theatre of the Oppressed, sponsored by MIWIN (the Minority and Indigenous Women Instructors’ Network); Issues for Sessional Instructors; Academic Women’s Experiences and Visions Across the Generations.

Lunch was provided, and was a time to connect with colleagues from across the university.

The Academic Women’s Caucus would like to thank the following for their co-sponsorship of this event, and for their generous contributions that have made this conference possible: The Dean of Graduate Studies, The Dean of Human and Social Development, The Department of English, The Department of Women’s Studies, The Graduate History Students Union, The Office of the Provost, The Office of the University Secretary, The UVic Faculty Association, The University Librarian

2. “Are you sick and tired of being tired?” Lunch Forum

In February 2009 the Caucus organized a lunch forum on academic women’s health, titled “Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Academic women’s work and health”. We had three speakers, Pamela Moss and Kathy Teightsoonian from UVic and Michelle Brady from the University of Alberta. Their talks were well received and generated useful discussion regarding issues of increasing overwork in the academic context, and the impact of harassment on health.

3. International Women’s Day 2009 Events

In March the Caucus held a full day event for International Women’s Day. In the morning we had a panel on “UVic Women’s Passions for Teaching and Research”, with a number of fascinating presentations. This was well attended and generated a great deal of interest from those present. In the afternoon Lil Blume, a facilitator from Toronto, gave an excellent workshop, helping academic women to set goals from among competing priorities.

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