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This page features events, videos, presentations, and other information specific to Oakland University and its faculty members.

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Supervising Students Effectively in STEM Research (WISE@OU and CETL workshop) - Wednesday December 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. in 200A Elliott Hall.  Register for this workshop here.

Special Event for Mid-career Faculty - Friday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. in Banquet Room A, Oakland Center.

For more information from WISE@OU Events, visit the Events page.

Women in Computing Lecture Series:

The "Women in Computing" lecture series is organized by the ACM-W at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  The goal of the lecture series is to encourage and support women in computing.  

Featured speakers include successful female and under-represented computer scientists and entrepreneurs.  Topics include job search, academic career, industry career, etc.  Lectures are sponsored by ACM-W, the SECS, and Atomic Object.  Both men and women are welcome.  Lunch/dinner always provided (20 minutes before talk).

December Ice Cream Talks! - "Getting Results from Testing," with Dr. Laura K. Dillon
Friday, December 5 - Ice Cream Reception at 2:30 p.m., Discussion at 3 p.m. In 550 EC (Engineering Center)

Contact Wenjin Zhou ( if you have any questions about this series.  See more information on the ACM-W OU chapter website at:


For those who were unable to attend the original events, WISE@OU has created videos of workshops and discussions with both the AAUP and Academic Human Resources (AHR).  These events feature important details about OU's policies and procedures, with a specific focus on the tenure process (see Tenure Workshop videos) and policies related to pregnancy, adoption, sick leaves, and similar situations (see AHR video).

For more information from WISE@OU Events, visit the Events page.

CETL Workshops:

WISE@OU partnered with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in the Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 semesters.  Follow the links below for recordings of the workshops.

Fall 2014 CETL workshops with WISE@OU are scheduled for October 30 and December 3.  Find more information about the workshops on the CETL website:

Mentoring in the STEM Fields  (October 9, 2013)

Exploring Research at Oakland University:

WISE@OU team members Kathleen Moore, Leanne DeVreugd, and Sarah Blanchette discuss the role of the WISE@OU program and research on campus.  This video was shown at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference on February 28, 2014 at Oakland University.


WISE@OU hosts events for newly hired STEM faculty.

In April 2013, the newly hired STEM faculty members gathered for lunch and a discussion of funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Wenjin Zhou, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, had recently attended two NSF conferences that related to funding, and she shared her insights with the group. 

A copy of Professor Zhou's PowerPoint presentation about NSF funding can be found here: NSF Funding Presentation

WISE@OU Presentations:

WISE@OU annually attends the national conference for institutions with ADVANCE grants.  These posters have been presented at the conferences.

2014 ADVANCE Workshop Poster

2013 ADVANCE Workshop Poster

Additional Student and Professional Organizations:

Below are some links containing information about different groups on campus for STEM. 

Review of STEM Criteria for Tenure and Promotion:

WISE@OU completed a side-by-side analysis of the criteria and procedures documents for STEM departments at OU (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and SECS).  Documents include the analysis as well as appendices of each department's criteria.

C. Chemistry (Part 1 / Part 2)