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Past FDE Events

Past Workshops, Seminars, and other FDE Faculty Events

Faculty Panel on Time Management
May 31, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University City Campus 

The Office of Faculty Development & Equity and the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at the College of Medicine hosted a panel presentation on the topic of time management featuring five faculty members from four different colleges and schools at Drexel. The panel discussed practical tips for maximizing time and answered individual questions from participants.

Panelists included: Nily Dan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, College of Engineering; Michele Kutzler, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine; Donna Murasko, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Nancy Spector, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair of Education & Faculty Development, College of Medicine, Residency Program Director, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; and Loni Philip Tabb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health.

Useful Time Management Resources

Presentation Materials

LGBT Civil Rights: From Independence Hall to the Supreme Court
May 7, 2010
PISB 120 - University City Campus

The Drexel LGBTQA+ Faculty & Professional Staff Network, the Office of Faculty Development & Equity (FDE), the Office of Equality and Diversity (OED), and the Drexel Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality (FUSE) offered a screening of the film Gay Pioneers, followed by a discussion with Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director of the Equality Forum, on what has been accomplished to date, and what still needs to be done in the effort to secure LGBT civil rights.

Gay Pioneers is the story of the first organized annual “homosexual” civil rights demonstrations, which were held at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell each July 4th from 1965 to 1969. Malcolm Lazin is Executive Director of the Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Lazin is also the Executive Producer of Gay Pioneers, as well as JIM IN BOLD and Saint of 9/11.

Meet the Author - Rachel Simon, M.F.A.
April 5, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University City Campus

The Office of Faculty Development & Equity and the Office of Equality & Diversity hosted a Meet the Author event with local author Rachel Simon, M.F.A. on Friday, April 5th, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (1st Floor Exhibition Gallery).

Rachel Simon is an award-winning author of six books and a nationally recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability. Her titles include the bestsellers The Story of Beautiful Girl and Riding The Bus with My Sister. Both books are frequent selections of book clubs and school reading programs around the country. Ms. Simon’s work has been adapted for theater, NPR, the Lifetime Channel, and Hallmark Hall of Fame, whose adaptation of Riding The Bus With My Sister starred Rosie O' Donnell and was directed by Anjelica Huston.

Ms. Simon graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1981 with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology. She received an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988. She has taught creative writing at a number of local colleges, including Penn State Abington, University of the Arts, and Bryn Mawr College. Join us as we welcome Rachel Simon to our University.

Meet the Author - Rachel Simon, M.F.A.
April 5, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
James E. Marks Intercultural Center (1st Floor Exhibition Gallery)

Faculty Forum - Opportunities Abroad: The Nuts & Bolds of Funding for Global Initiatives (Co-Sponsored with OIP)
March 14, 2013, 9:00am - 10:30am
University City Campus

Nuts and Bolts

Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Individuals in STEMM
December 14, 2012, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
University City Campus

The Office of Faculty Development and Equity (FDE) held a workshop and luncheon on the topic of Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) on December 14, 2012. This workshop featured Donna J. Dean, Ph.D., Consultant and Past President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), and Cynthia Simpson, M.Ed., CAE, Director of Programs and External Relations, AWIS.

This interactive program helped participants:

  • Examine how current choices impact work-life satisfaction and identify changes that will have the biggest impact on personal and professional satisfaction.
  • See personal challenges and opportunities from a fresh perspective.
  • Recognize the critical importance of recovering from stressors to stay motivated and engaged.
  • Understand how incongruence between values/priorities and actions can drain energy and negatively impact work-life satisfaction.
  • Maximize energy level for improved performance and increased productivity.
  • Craft a personalized plan to improve work-life satisfaction.

Who is Black in America? Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion (Co-Sponsored with CNN, COAS, and Africana Studies)
December 4, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
University City Campus

Who is Black in America?

Mentoring for Inclusive Excellence Workshop and Luncheon
April 24, 2012, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
University City Campus

The Office of Faculty Development & Equity invited all faculty members to a workshop and luncheon on the topic of “Mentoring for Inclusive Excellence” on April 24th, 2012. Tina Richardson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Education, shared effective approaches for mentoring faculty, including faculty who are members of underrepresented minority groups.

Presentation on LGBT Estate Planning
April 12, 2012, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
University City Campus

The Office of Faculty Development & Equity along with the Drexel University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allies + (LGBTQA+) Faculty & Professional Staff Network and the Office of Equality & Diversity co-sponsored a guest speaker presentation on LGBT Estate Planning featuring Angela D. Giampolo, Esquire. For more information on this event please contact Antonis Asprakis via e-mail at aja22@drexel.edu.  

Book Circle & Meet the Author: John A. Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
February 8, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University City Campus

Meet the Author - John Rich

DUCOM Women in Academic Medicine Brown Bag Lunch: The Art of Negotiation
February 7, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center City Campus

Featuring Janet Fleetwood, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Strategic Development and Initiatives, Carolyn Jackson, M.B.A., C.E.O. of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Jane Clifford, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Faculty, fellows, residents, medical and graduate students were invited to learn general strategic skills for negotiating conditions for their own success while contributing to the effectiveness of their organization. Panelists discussed their own personal strategies and examples of negotiation during their professional careers to exemplify advocacy for oneself and strategic preparation.

Conversation about Work-Life Balance
December 8, 2011, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University City Campus

Janet Fleetwood, Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Equity, and Alisa Morss Clyne, P.C. Chou Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, held a luncheon to discuss ways to make Drexel a more family-friendly workplace on December 8th, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Drexel faculty members interested in work-life balance issues are encouraged to visit the Work-Life Balance section of our website. Faculty members wishing to further explore such issues through focus groups or other forms of conversation are invited to contact our office via e-mail (fde@drexel.edu) or via telephone at 215-895-2141.

Child Care Focus Group
May 16, 2011, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University City Campus

The Office of Faculty Development and Equity hosted a luncheon focus group about child care at Drexel on Monday, May 16th, 2011 from 12-1:30 pm.

Drexel faculty members interested in child care, as well as other work-life balance issues, are encouraged to visit the Work-Life Balance section of our website. Faculty members wishing to further explore such issues through focus groups or other forms of conversation are invited to contact the Office of Faculty Development & Equity via e-mail (fde@drexel.edu) or by telephone at 215-895-2141.

How to Negotiate and Be Paid What You Are Worth: A Workshop for Drexel University Faculty
May 13, 2011, 12:00pm - 2:00pm 
University City Campus

This workshop provided Drexel faculty members with the opporunity to learn about the Gender Wage Gap and to receive practical tips for successful compensation negotiations from Dr. Evelyn Murphy.

Evelyn Murphy is a Ph.D. economist, Founder and President of The WAGE Project, Inc., and a Resident Scholar (on leave 2010-11) in the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, where she researched and authored a book with E.J. Graff on the gender wage gap entitled Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It. The WAGE Project, Inc is a nationwide, grassroots activist organization dedicated to eliminating the gender wage gap. WAGE conducts salary negotiation workshops for women about to graduate from college, working women, women who are returning to work after extended leaves of absence, and tradeswomen.

Dr. Murphy has conducted Work$mart salary negotiation workshops for women faculty in colleges and universities, lawyers, surgeons, certified public accountants, scientists, and librarians, In addition, she has facilitated a substantial number of the more than 150 $tart$mart workshops WAGE has offered on campuses in 35 states during the last three years.

Earlier in her career, Evelyn Murphy served as Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs and then Secretary of Economic Affairs, In 1986, she was elected Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and became the first woman in the state's history to hold constitutional office. Prior to her election, no woman had ever served as Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor or United States Senator.

Faculty members wishing to learn more about such issues are invited to further explore the FDE website, contact our office via e-mail (fde@drexel.edu), or give us a call at 215-895-2141.

Higher Education Under Siege: A Workshop for Faculty and University Administrators
April 28, 2011, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
University City Campus

As administrators, educators, and educational leaders, it seems that we are always trying to meet expectations, do more with less, put out “daily work fires,” and finish the urgent project. The speed and pace of such work can be intense - getting it done faster, better, cheaper, and smarter. Such a work style with all its ambition and energy has its benefits no doubt, but it also has a profound blind spot: in engaging our profession’s relentless pressures and demands, we too often can feel under siege, where we end up defending our jobs rather than actually doing them. When we follow a career that is excessively focused on getting more done, we can end up neglecting the very world that needs our help and managing our lives like projects rather than actually living them.

Bringing his unique experience as a corporate executive and mindfulness meditation teacher to the discussion, Michael Carroll helped us understand how to better appreciate and develop our most valued leadership asset: our minds. We learned basic meditation techniques and explored mindfulness principles for developing clarity, wisdom and inspiration while facing life’s daily joys, demands, and surprises.

Michael Carroll is the author of The Mindful Leader (2007) and Awake at Work (2004). He has held executive positions with companies such as Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster, and The Walt Disney Company.

This event was sponsored by: The Office of Faculty Development and Equity, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Center for Interdisciplinary Programs, A Healthier U, LeBow College of Business, The Office of Equality and Diversity, DU Student Life, The Office of Counseling & Health—Main Campus, The Student Counseling Center—Center City Campus

Faculty members wishing to learn more about such issues are invited to further explore the FDE website, contact our office via e-mail (fde@drexel.edu), or give us a call at 215-895-2141.

Faculty Fulbright Workshop
March 4, 2011, 2:15pm

The Office of International Programs and the Office of Faculty Development and Equity co-sponsored a Fulbright Faculty Workshop on Friday, March 4, 2011, on the University City Campus with Gary Garrison, Assistant Director at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

Seminar on Work/Life Balance with Dr. Phoebe Leboy
April 1, 2009
University City Campus

   
   Dr. Phoebe Leboy
   National President of the Association for Women in Sciences (AWIS)
      
   

 

This seminar was jointly sponsored by the Drexel University Women in Engineering Research Network and the Office of Faculty Development and Equity.

Negotiation Skills Workshop with Dr. Jonathan Ziegert
June 9, 2008, 8:30am - 4:00pm
University City Campus

Offered through the Office of Faculty Development and Equity, this workshop featured a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Ziegert from the LeBow College of Business Department of Management. For more information on this event please contact Dr. Jonathan Ziegert via e-mail at ziegert@drexel.edu