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Women in Science and
Engineering at Oakland University

217 Varner Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2338


We welcome all faculty to attend our events!

WISE@OU is pleased to partner with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to offer the following STEM-focused workshops.  Register for CETL workshops here.

Working with STEM Teaching Assistants - February 18, 2015
  • In this workshop, WISE@OU will share practical tips for working with teaching assistants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes.  This workshop will focus on tools and techniques to improve interaction with teaching assistants and foster discussion of teaching experiences.
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015, noon to 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall.
  • Register for CETL workshops here.
  • Lunch provided.  Open to all faculty members.
Best Practices in Scientific Writing - March 31, 2015
  • In this workshop, WISE@OU will discuss the best practices for scientific writing.  We will focus on materials for research and grant projects  in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  Panelists who are skilled in scientific writing will share their tips, and we will also share internal and external resources that can provide support for writing.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015, noon to 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall.
  • Register for CETL workshops here.
  • Lunch provided.  Open to all faculty members
Recognizing and Bringing Awareness to: Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Promotion and Tenure Process
Friday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Gold Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
Please contact or Ann Voorheis-Sargent at (248) 370-4384 for more information or to register.
Click on flier below for more information.

Women in STEM: Panel discussion hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Program - March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, noon to 1:00 p.m. in Gold Room C, Oakland Center
Click on flier below for more information.

As a follow-up to our recent special event, WISE@OU will host workshops in the Winter 2015 semester to facilitate the career progress of mid-career faculty.  
  • Best Practices: Becoming a Full Professor - Thursday, April 2, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 254 EC (Engineering Center)
    • Panelists for this presentation will include Provost James Lentini, CAS Dean Kevin Corcoran, and others.
  • See slides and handouts from our previous workshops on the OU Resources page.

Event Videos

For those who were unable to attend the original events, WISE@OU has created videos of workshops and discussions.  

In the Fall of 2014, WISE@OU supported the AAUP workshop focused on the tenure process.  This workshop helps junior faculty develop a better understanding of this process.  Faculty who have served on FRPC as well as the Provost participated in this panel discussion and gave tips for preparing dossiers. 

Past years' tenure workshop videos can be found here and here.

In December, 2014, WISE@OU hosted special guest speaker Dr. Deborah DeZure from Michigan State Univeristy.  Dr. DeZure is the Assistant Provost for Faculty and Organizational Development, and is a leader in research on faculty career development, mentoring, and leadership.  In this video, Dr. DeZure shares her tips for successfully surviving and thriving in mid-career.

For more videos, see the OU Resources page.

Past Events

Click the links below for fliers with summaries for our events each year.  Links to videos, helpful tip sheets, and presentations are included on each flier.