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2017 Faculty Fellows Meeting

Participants in the Faculty Fellows meeting in Chicago on January 27-28, 2017.

January 27-28, 2017
ACM office, Chicago, IL

The first group of ACM Mellon Faculty Fellows gathered with other ACM college faculty and staff and guest speakers for a professional development meeting focused on work-life balance, mentoring students, establishing and maintaining writing and research agendas, and navigating the academy as individuals from underrepresented groups. Sessions included participation by tenured faculty at ACM institutions who identify with underrepresented or marginalized identities in American higher education.


Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 27, 2017

11:45 a.m. - Registration & Welcome

Brian Williams, Vice President and Director of Faculty Development and Grant Programs, ACM
Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, ACM

12:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:45 p.m. - Mentoring Students & Finding Good Mentors

Regina Dixon-Reeves, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Chicago
Brigetta F. Miller, Associate Professor of Music, Lawrence University

3:00 p.m. - Panel: Navigating the Challenges of Being a Faculty with a Marginalized Identity at a PWI

Moderator: Bruce King, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, St. Olaf College
Regina Dixon-Reeves, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Chicago
Gizella Meneses, Associate Professor of Spanish, Lake Forest College
Brigetta F. Miller, Associate Professor of Music, Lawrence University

4:45 p.m. - Mixer and Dinner

Saturday, January 28, 2017

9:30 a.m. - Coffee and breakfast available

10:00 a.m. - Panel: Achieving Tenure at a Small Liberal Arts College

Moderator: Bruce King, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, St. Olaf College
Lisa Anderson-Levy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Beloit College
Vance Byrd, Associate Professor of German and Department Chair, Grinnell College
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Associate Professor of English, St. Olaf College

Noon - Lunch

12:15 p.m. - ACM Off-Campus Study Information

1:00 p.m. - Publishing and Maintaining a Research Agenda

Vance Byrd, Associate Professor of German and Department Chair, Grinnell College
Jacqueline Scott, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago

2:15 p.m. - What’s On Your Mind? Open Discussion Topics, Questions, Suggestions for Future Meetings

Moderator: Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, ACM

3:00 p.m. - Mellon Faculty Fellows Only: Expectations for Fellows Program and Annual Summits

Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, ACM


Participants

* ACM Mellon Faculty Fellows

Beloit College

Coe College

Colorado College

Grinnell College

Lake Forest College

Lawrence University

Luther College

Macalester College

St. Olaf College

  • Bruce King, Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Associate Professor of English

Loyola University

University of Chicago

ACM

  • Olivia Cunningham, Program Coordinator, Faculty Development and Grant Programs
  • Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate
  • Brian Williams, Vice President & Director, Faculty Development and Grant Programs