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(Re)Imaging Women in STEM
Portrait & Narrative Exhibits | Special Speaker Series

 

Registration is open for the Faculty Search Seminar 2016!


KerryAnn O'MearaSeptember 15th
“Reforming Academic Reward Systems for Faculty”

Join us for a lecture and workshops led by Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, Professor of Higher Education & University of Maryland ADVANCE Program PI for Faculty Workload and Rewards Project. Register now!


UVa CHARGE Candidate & Faculty Guide

Please visit the new UVA Candidate & Faculty Guide for UVA and Charlottesville! Powered by UVA CHARGE.


UVA CHARGE Celebrates Women's History Month

like us on facebookThroughout April, UVA CHARGE will be publishing weekly features on the wonderful members of our Implementation Team on the UVA CHARGE Facebook page.  These are the men and women behind the development and institutionalization our UVA CHARGE projects and programs.  Check out our Facebook page over the next couple months to read all about their research interests and accomplishments!

Please check out one of our sister STEM organizations

Computerscience.org logo


Women in Computer Science is a resource that covers: schools with the highest women computer science graduates, scholarships for women in STEM, and much more. Visit www.computerscience.org for more info!

Joann Cohoon

It is with deep sadness that we report our colleague, friend, and Co-PI for CHARGE, Joanne M. Cohoon, lost her battle with breast cancer on February 14, 2016. Joanne was a National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Consultant and Research Scientist, and a Professor in the Engineering and Society Department at UVA. Her research area was gender, technology, and education and she published numerous studies on departmental factors that influence recruitment and retention of  women undergraduate and graduate students in computer science. Joanne  was recognized for her innovative approaches to teaching that attracted young women to computing, engineering, and math with the A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award, and, with her husband Jim, ran the successful Tapestry Workshops each summer for high school computer science teachers.

The CHARGE team remembers Joanne's sense of humor, intellectual rigor, and passion for diversifying STEM. We will miss our colleague.

In honor of Joanne's life achievements, we announce the Joanne McGrath Cohoon Enhancement Grants that will support professional development and advancement for women STEM faculty.

At the request of her family, all donations to NCWIT between now and the 2016 Summit will be received in Joanne's honor. You may make a donation here.  Donations help support NCWITs programs, campaigns, and alliances with the goal of increasing women's participation in technology and computer sciences.

 

American Council on Higher Education (ACE): Pipelines Pathways and Institutional Leadership Status of Women

UVa CHARGE Program Update

NSF LogoLast Spring, the CHARGE program hosted its 3rd Year Site Visit by NSF. The purpose of the site visit was to provide an external mid-point evaluation of the program and a set of recommendations to improve programmatic results. Overall, CHARGE had a very positive NSF site visit resulting in some exciting changes in our program. Many faculty members participated in the site visit, and we send a heartfelt thank you to all participants—you made it a success! 

As a result of the site visit, CHARGE combined and restructured the program goals in order to take advantage of synergies between old and new projects. We are also proceeding with institutionalizing our projects that have shown success so they will be sustained beyond the life of our grant.

For more details on change on changes to the CHARGE program, please go here.

Please visit the new UVa CHARGE Candidate & Faculty Guide for UVa and Charlottesville!

UVa CHARGE Candidate & Faculty Guide

 

>> Faculty Search Seminar evaluation form Sept 8: Search Committee Dynamics, Tools and Resources

>> Faculty Seach Seminar evaluation form Sept 9: Managing a Diverse Workforce

Faculty Search Seminar 2015

You're Invited!
The 2015 UVa CHARGE Faculty Search Seminar
September 8th & 9th

As in past years, the UVa CHARGE Faculty Search Seminar promises to be a creative, engaging and informative event that provides training in the best practices for:

  • Faculty recruitment
  • Candidate evaluation
  • Mitigating implicit bias
  • Search committee dynamics  

Even if you have attended a past UVa CHARGE Faculty Search Seminar please consider joining us again as different topics on the same themes are explored each year.  

The UVa CHARGE Faculty Search Seminar will be part of a series of events on faculty recruiting, hiring, and diversity in the fall sponsored by UVa CHARGE, the College of Arts & Sciences, SEAS, the Provost’s Office, and the Executive Search Group.

September 8th: Search Committee Dynamics, Tools and Resources
Choose One:
8:30am to 12pm in Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room
12:30pm to 4:00pm in Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Each session will contain the same performance and information so please choose only one. All faculty, department chairs and other faculty administrators, along with HR and EOP professionals, are invited to attend!

September 9th: Managing a Diverse Workforce
8:30am-12:30pm in Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room
Department Chairs and Faculty Administration Only (Assoc. Deans, Deans, Vice Provosts, Provost)

REGISTER HERE: goo.gl/WjFu6N

Program Details: http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/event_faculty.search.committee.seminar.html

SAVE TO CALENDAR

Save to calendar: September 8th,  8:30am to 12pm in Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room
Save to calendar: September 8th, 12:30pm to 4:00pm in Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room
Save to calendar: September 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm in Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room


UVa Female Astronomers in the News!

Op-ed written by UVa Astronomer and CHARGE team member, Kelsey Johnson. Dr. Johnson's recent significant scientific discovery received considerable press; however, the press misidentified her as a man. Read Dr. Johnson's take on why this error matters for women in STEM!
http://chronicle.com/ar…/That-Lab-Coat-Looks-Good-on/231445/

Another UVa female astronomer -- and CHARGE enhancement grant recipient-- in the news! Check out this story about Dr. Anne Verbiscer. http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-scientists-expect-witness-unexpected-new-horizons-flies-pluto

 

UVa CHARGE Enhancement Grant winner, Astronomer Kelsey Johnson, Makes Scientific Discovery

UVATODAY:Astronomer Discovers Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' About to Hatch

About the UVa CHARGE Enhancement grant: “This funding was essential to helping me keep my work (and therefore me) visible at a time in my life where it is easy to fade into the scientific background due to my family responsibilities. I was subsequently awarded an NSF grant to continue this project, and I suspect that the visibility that the Enhancement funds helped to provide was important in this process.”--Kelsey Johnson

UVa Sponsors STEM & SBE Female Faculty Event:
Chablis & Tea

Female UVa Professors in the sciences gathered to celebrate the end of the semester and have engaging talks about research and more. Event photos: https://goo.gl/X5nMvy

 

Headed in the Right Direction!


Mary Lou SoffaMary Lou Soffa, UVa CHARGE Co-PI and CS Professor, selected for the  2015 IEEE Technical Committee on Software Engineering's (TCSE) Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering Award (WISE) Leadership Award

This award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering career paths. The award will be presented this year at the 2015 ICSE conference.

Congratulations to Mary Lou!


Joanne CohoonJoanne Cohoon, UVa CHARGE Co-PI and Department of Engineering and Society Assoc Professor, talks with the Washington Post

The Washington Post: STEM Oportunities for Women

 

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Kerry Abrams speaks to the UVa Board of Visitors (BOV) about the UVa salary study, gender and race equity, and UVa CHARGE social science research

 

Tournament of Ideas Proposals from Finalists & Winners Are Now Available

Read about the innovative solutions proposed to solve the challenges faced by dual career academic couples and the institutional challenges of hiring and recruiting them HERE.

 

NSF Recognizes Co-PI Joanne Cohoon and U.Va. CHARGE as agents of change

National Science Foundation: Discoveries - Discovery
Encouraging diversity in computer science education

 

 

Iris - for thinking young women

Celebration for Women in STEM

Wednesday, April 1, 4-6 p.m.
Commonwealth Room of Newcomb Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia

Iris Magazine, a Women’s Center-sponsored publication, will facilitate a dialogue between students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia, as well as women working in the Charlottesville area, about their experiences in STEM.
The following speakers, along with other esteemed guests who wish to engage with U.Va. students, will be in attendance:

Please feel free to forward this event invitation to others who you think would be interested in attending. All guests should RSVP to Agnes Filipowski, Women's Center Communications Assistant / Iris Magazine Editor, at abf4u@virginia.edu by March 18, Wednesday. Due to limited space at the venue, RSVPs are required.
Read more about last year'sevent that Iris Magazine hosted for women in business in this blog post.

The event is co-sponsored with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center and the U.Va. Parents Committee.

Tracking Trends in Gender in STEM Publications

This is a "must watch" presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Creamer (Virginia Tech) on Tracking Trends in Gender in STEM Publications. This NSF GSE funded project provides a valuable publication data base along with novel data visualizations, developed by Jane Langeman.http://www.wskc.org/ttgsp


>>U.Va. Charge Newsletter - February 2015


STEM and SBE Women Faculty: Applications for Enhancement Funds Available

Enhancement funds are small grants for the purpose of supporting women’s career advancement in the STEM and SBE disciplines. Career advancement activities include: research, teaching, scholarship, and professional development.  All full-time, permanent tenure and tenure track STEM and SBE women faculty at U.Va. are eligible to apply.  Since time to full rank may be longer for women compared to men tenured faculty in SBE departments, SBE faculty are especially encouraged to apply for resources to enhance their advancement from associate to full professor. Please see the U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Web page for a detailed description and application. Spring semester applications are due March 6th.


STEM & SBE Female Faculty - Portraiture Project

U.Va. CHARGE wants to highlight women faculty in STEM/SBE at U.Va. so we are inviting you to join in the U.Va. CHARGE photography project as part of the U.Va. CHARGE initiative, Voices and Visibility. Find out how to participate here.

Tournament of Ideas Winners!

Congratulations to Michael Livermore, Faculty, School of Law, the WINNER of the Tournament of Ideas! And congratulations also to Murielle de Wekker, PhD alumna, Curry School, as the RUNNER UP!

 

STEM and SBE FACULTY - Applications for Enhancement Funds are due Friday, NOVEMBER 21st!

Enhancement funds are small grants designed to support women’s career advancement in the STEM and SBE disciplines. Grants of up to $5,000 may be used for research, teaching, scholarship, and professional development. All full-time, permanent tenure and tenure track STEM and SBE women faculty at U.Va. are eligible to apply. Please see the U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Web page for a detailed description and application. The deadline for fall semester applications is November 21st.

>>November 2014 U.Va. CHARGE Newsletter

Petra Rudolf Seminar, "How to Keep Women (and Men) in Science" Now Available on Video

How to Keep Women (and Men) in Science

Petra Rudolf was on grounds as a guest of Petra Reinke to give a seminar on her research on nanomachines in the MSE department. As part of her visit, she gave this special seminar which was recorded and now available here.

U.Va. Charge Sponsors Invited Talk & Discussion: How to Keep Women (and Men) in Science

Petra Rudolf is on grounds as a guest of Petra Reinke to give a seminar on her research on nanomachines in the MSE department. As part of her visit, we are also happy to announce this special seminar. Read more.

Monday, November 10, 2014
10:30am - noon
Wilsdorf Hall, Room 200

Tournament of Ideas Final Presentation Event

You are cordially invited to the Final Presentation Event of the U.Va. CHARGE Tournament of Ideas.

Who: U.Va. Faculty, Staff & Alumi
Where: Nau Hall, Room 101
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 3:30-6:15pm
~ Refreshments will be provided.

The Tournament of Ideas was a contest open to all staff, faculty, students and alumni.  The contestants were asked to develop innovative ideas to address the challenges of dual career hires for faculty and staff.  The event will showcase the first phase of results from the tournament. 

The top four finalists in this competition will present their ideas to improve the University’s ability to support dual career couples. The winner and runner-up will be announced at this event!

STEM and SBE women faculty:
Applications for Enhancement Funds are Still Available

Enhancement funds are small grants for the purpose of supporting women’s career advancement in the STEM and SBE disciplines. Career advancement activities include: research, teaching, scholarship, and professional development.  All full-time, permanent tenure and tenure track STEM and SBE women faculty at U.Va. are eligible to apply.  Since time to full rank may be longer for women compared to men tenured faculty in SBE departments, SBE faculty are especially encouraged to apply for resources to enhance their advancement from associate to full professor. Please see the U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Web page for a detailed description and application. 


Tournament of Ideas Proposal Submissions Represent a Diverse Group

Thank you for your Tournament of Ideas proposal submissions! We are proud to have a great cross section of the university represented and such a diverse group submitting proposals. We received proposals from many schools to include SEAS, A&S, Batten, Med/Law, Law, Curry, and SCPS. Many groups were also represented to include faculty, staff, grad students, and alumni. I'm sure the competition will be stiff, good luck to all tournament contestants! Finalists for Tournament of Ideas Will be Announced November 1st.

 

U.Va. Becomes More Inclusive and Encourages a Diverse Workforce

The Cavalier Daily: University. Extends Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

>> Just released: U.Va. CHARGE Newsletter - October 2014

STEM and SBE women faculty:
Applications for Enhancement Funds are now being accepted!

Enhancement funds are small grants for the purpose of supporting women’s career advancement in the STEM and SBE disciplines. Career advancement activities include: research, teaching, scholarship, and professional development.  All full-time, permanent tenure and tenure track STEM and SBE women faculty at U.Va. are eligible to apply.  Since time to full rank may be longer for women compared to men tenured faculty in SBE departments, SBE faculty are especially encouraged to apply for resources to enhance their advancement from associate to full professor. Please see the U.Va. CHARGE Enhancement Fund Web page for a detailed description and application. 

 

Tournament of Ideas Newsbrief

The U.Va. CHARGE program seeks to generate innovative solutions, policies, or practices to address the challenges faced by dual career academic couples and the institutional challenges of hiring and recruiting them.

These ideas will be collected via a Tournament of Ideas competition.  The best ideas will be presented to the University community on November 18th. Submissions from the entire university community (faculty, staff, students, alumni, and spouses or partners thereof) are sought.   The top two ideas, as judged by a panel, will receive $3,000 and $1,500 respectively.

More about the dual career issue and the Tournament of Ideas

 

Three faculty talkingU.Va. CHARGE Sponsors
Faculty Search Committee Seminar

Faculty: September 8th
Department Chairs: September 9th

Faculty Search Committee Seminar Details and Registration

On a search committee this year or is there one in your professional future?

  • Discover recruitment and evaluation tools tested by U.Va. faculty that make the process easier

  • Learn how to handle committee dynamics

  • Learn best practices for conducting fair and inclusive searches that get the best applicants

Academic Search Portal Released

U.Va. Beta Academic Search PortalUniversities are increasingly competing for the same highly accomplished diverse faculty candidates.  The UVa Strategic Plan identified recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty in research, teaching and service  as a priority. The Academic Search Portal provides information, resources, tools and discussions to help search committees leverage the broad spectrum of research and best practices that are proven to attract the best and most diverse faculty candidates.

>> Please help us by providing feedback at uvacharge@virginia.edu or from the beta site.   We look forward to hearing from you and meeting the needs of search committees.  <


Related News from The Chronicle of Higher Education: Top Biology Labs Run by Men Hire Fewer Female Scientists

Related News from Columbia Business School: New Research Proves Gender Bias Extraordinarily Prevalent in Stem Careers

Award-Winning Computer Scientist Opens Door to Women

Mary Lou SoffaMary Lou Soffa, co-PI for the U.Va. CHARGE Program, was recently recognized with the Association for Computing Machinery SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award, presented annually to educators who have made significant contributions to, and impact on, the field of software engineering with their accomplishments as teachers, mentors, researchers, authors and/or policymakers. Read the whole story at UVAToday.


UVa CHARGE leadersUVAToday: "U.Va. Engineering Professor Working to Attract More Women to Computing"

U.Va. CHARGE Co-PI JoAnne Cohoon not only works to improve gender equity for women faculty at the university level, she also  leads national workshops for high school teachers on how to diversify their computer-science classrooms. These workshops train teachers how to engage high-school age girls—the pipeline of future STEM faculty.

September 2013 - UVAToday: Faculty Focus on Recruiting Strategies for Attracting New Colleagues to U.Va. At the symposium sponsored by U.Va. ADVANCE, “Recruiting the Most Qualified Candidates Using Effective, Fair Searches to Hire Excellent Faculty,” President Sullivan encouraged the audience of about 100 department chairs and faculty members who are serving on search committees to find the best candidates to ensure U.Va.’s future excellence. Read the whole story at UVAToday.U.Va.


>> Outreach and Travel Funds Available <<

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting requests for support for outreach and travel to assist with identifying and recruiting highly qualified women tenure track faculty candidates, especially underrepresented women candidates, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social, behavioral and economic (SBE) departments. Find out more about outreach and travel funds and U.Va. CHARGE Initiative Four here.

First Cohort
UVATODAY - First Cohort of U.Va. Female Scientists and Scholars Receives Career-Enhancing Grants

 


Related news September 2013: The New York Times - Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity

Related news 2nd Quarter 2013: Econ Focus -The Profession: Where are the Women?

>> Salary Study - a quantitative analysis of tenured, tenure track faculty salaries at the University of Virginia. http://www.virginia.edu/provost/sarlarystudy.html

Related news June 2013: Inside Higher Ed: The Mom Penalty - a review of the book, Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower.

Related news March 2013: LiveScience: Men & Women Alike Struggle With Work-Life Balance

Related news March 2013 - Nature: Women in Science (special section, multiple articles)

Related news March 2013 - LiveScience: 5 Reasons Why Women Trail Men in Science

Daily Progress LogoFebruary 2013 - The Daily Progress: U.Va. Looks to Increase Role of Women Faculty Members in Sciences

Related news February 2013 - Science: University of British Columbia Boosts Pay of Faculty Women

February 2013 - U.Va. ADVANCE Program Launch is a Success!

President Teresa Sullivan Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Click below to view the Launch keynote address by Freeman Hrabowski with an introduction by President Teresa Sullivan.

More about the U.Va. ADVANCE Program Launch:

February 2013 Launch coverage - UVAToday: "Robust Conversation Needed To Boost Women in Academic STEM Careers

Pamela NorrisWTJU

 


January 2013 - WTJU's Soundboard inteviews Pamela Norris about ADVANCE (mp3)

Dr. Gertrude Fraser talks with UVa Today Bob Beard

January 2013 -
UVAToday's Bob Beard talks with Gertrude Fraser

 

 

January 2013 - Pre-launch press release
UVAToday: U.Va. To Launch Program to Boost Female Faculty in Sciences and Social Sciences

Related News: The Chronicle of Higher Education- The Gender Issue

October 2012 - UVAToday - Grant Aims to Aid U.Va. in Promoting Women in the Sciences and Engineering

Fall 2012 - Congratulations U.Va.! We are honored and excited to announce that the University of Virginia has been awarded thedistinguished National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant. Principal Investigators (PIs) for the grant include lead PI Gertrude Fraser and co-PIs Pamela Norris, Joanne Cohoon, and Sophie Trawalter.

 

Gertrude Fraser
Gertrude Fraser
leads the U.Va. CHARGE Program


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