Upcoming Butler Center Events

Coaching Sessions with Susan Butler 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Noon to 8:30 am - 10:00 am at PMU Director’s Room by the Sagamore. This session will be limited to 15 and will be on first come, first serve basis. Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:00 am.

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Conversations about Inclusion: Inclusion through Inter-group Dialogue

Friday, October 27, 2017: Noon to 1:30 pm in PMU, East Faculty Lounge.

Panel: Kathleen Howell and Klod Kokini 

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Violet Haas Award

Nominations are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017

For information about the award and nomination criteria click here

The Butler Leadership in Action Award

Nominations are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 3, 2017. 

For information about the award and nomination criteria click here

Address From Dr. Mangala Subramaniam, Director of Susan Bulkeley Butler Center

Greetings and Welcome to the Butler Center Website!

As the Butler Chair, I will be leading the Center’s mission to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that helps to advance the inclusion of women and broaden their representation in academic administration.

 This fall (2017) the Butler Center will host the Pre-tenure conference for women that continues to attract a very large number of participants from within and outside Purdue. They include graduate students (typically advanced), Post-docs, and assistant professors (including clinical) from Purdue as well as other institutions which may be small colleges, teaching institutions, and research intensive universities. In addition to two key note speakers we have fourteen panels featuring Purdue’s tenured faculty members’ whose expertise on topics will be useful for assistant professors and clinical faculty on their way to making tenure. See 8th Annual Conference for Pretenure Women at Purdue University for more details.

The Butler Center is introducing a new series called ‘conversations about inclusion’ this fall (2017). The main goal of this series is to facilitate thinking about inclusion on campus. While panelists may utilize scholarly research and literature and/or experience. it may be relevant to think of strategies and initiatives that facilitate inclusion. The series will focus on topics that will be meaningful for faculty as well as staff and students. The first topic is Diversity versus Inclusion and is scheduled noon-1:30 pm on Friday, September 15th

We continue the Wednesday morning breakfast with faculty at the Broken Egg Café. Details are available in our fall program. Please look for our award announcements later this semester.

We are planning on additional new initiatives from the Center. These include a workshop on ‘negotiation’ and another one on leadership for those at mid-level positions within departments and colleges. More details will come soon. The initiatives will also involve expansion of the research I started as the CLA Dean’s Faculty Fellow in 2017

You’re invited to a joint reception of the Butler Center with ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success and the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) on September 12th.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our events! 


Mangala Subramaniam

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