ANNOUNCES TWO NEW INITIATIVES AND TWO UPCOMING EVENTS!
FACULTY OF COLOR INITIATIVE (FOCI)
The Faculty of Color Initiative (FOCI) is a community-building project supported by the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) under the aegis of the Office for Equity and Diversity. It is an inter-collegiate effort to recruit and retain faculty of color at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities campus by providing opportunities to socialize, network, and develop mentoring and collaborative relationships with colleagues across campus. This project takes its inspiration from the efforts originally launched and supported by the College of Liberal Arts. If you wish to join the e-mail list to be notified of future activities, please e-mail Jennifer Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for more information and updates about FOCI to be added to our website very soon at http://www.academic.umn.edu/
SUMMER 2011 FACULTY OF COLOR INITIATIVE WRITING GROUP
MAY 24TH-AUGUST 16TH
We invite applications from pre-tenure faculty for a FOCI summer writing workshop. One of the most oft-heard concerns of new faculty is how to find time to write. This issue can be especially acute for faculty of color, who are often called upon to contribute additional service and support to departments that are still in the process of building up diversity. Some preliminary research has noted the value of creating writing groups specifically for faculty of color.
The 2011 FOCI summer writing workshop will provide faculty participants with designated time and resources to support their writing. Through goal-setting exercises, email and phone coaching sessions, as well as presentations about campus resources for writing and research, the summer workshop will foster collegial relationships and new writing strategies for pre-tenure faculty. Participants will also have an opportunity to extend the workshop into the fall semester via on-line coaching and feedback.
OED Faculty Fellow Catherine Squires, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will facilitate the summer workshop and coaching sessions. Dr. Squires is the author of two books and many journal articles, all of which were helped along by strategies and support she gained from writing groups. She has been a beneficiary and creator of writing groups for women faculty of color at the University of Michigan, and graduate student writing circles at Northwestern University.
Look for information about the 2011 FOCI summer writing workshop to be added to our website very soon at http://www.academic.umn.edu/
Schedule for FOCI Summer Writing Group
Meeting time: 11:30am-1pm. Lunch will be provided at each meeting.
May 24th Introductions & (Re-)Framing the Writing Process
June 14th Check ins & goal setting exercise #1: thinking about time & timing
June 28th Check ins & goal setting exercise #2: fighting procrastination
July 19th Guest presentation--Writing resources at the U
August 2nd Guest presentation--Research resources at the U
August 16th Reflecting on our writing progress & transitioning to fall writing
Interested applicants should e-mail a brief description of their summer writing goals and a short CV to email@example.com. Applicants should also indicate if they will miss any of the meeting dates due to travel. Preference will be given to applicants who will miss no more than one meeting.