Fall 2019 Program

Fall 2019 Program Schedule is available here.

Date / Time Location Event Name

AUGUST 2019

29th, Thursday
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Working Paper Series Editorial Board Meeting
For editorial board members only.
29th, Thursday
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Young 3rd floor

C3 - Coffee, Conversation and Cookies - NEW EVENT!
Take a break! Come and connect with faculty colleagues. Share and learn about daily life experiences.

Join us in the informal reception area on the third floor of Young Hall.
(turn right after exiting the elevator)

SEPTEMBER 2019

5th & 6th, Thursday & Friday
8:00 am

PMU South Ballroom

10th Annual Conference for Pre-Tenure Women
Achieving Promotion: You Can Do It!

Offered in the fall each year since 2010, the conference brings pre-tenure women faculty from across the country together on Purdue's campus to discuss, share information, learn strategies and meet with others in an effort to raise women's success in earning tenure. Although this conference focuses on pre-tenure women, all facultyu including clinical faculty, post docs and graduate students can also benefit from the strategies and insights offered by the keynote speakers, the workshop and breakout sessions. Men are welcome to participate.

Keynote Speakers:
Neeli Bendapudi, 
President, University of Louisville
Marta Tienda, Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Workshop: Managing Conflict: Turning Conflict into Opportunity
Richard Cohen, Founder and Principal, Great Pond Resolutions

11th, Wednesday
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Another Broken Egg

Women's Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)
Connect with others on campus, exchange information, and share leadership strategies.
Lunch provided, RSVP is required. Registration link will be emailed.

18th, Wednesday
12:00 - 1:30 pm

PMU West Faculty Lounge

Roundtable I: Work-Life Balance
Academics refer to and discuss work-life balance, but few actually adopt it in their own lives. Additionally, most studies about work-life balance focus on work and family with emphasis on motherhood, housework, and child care. Much less attention as been directed at work-life balance as being critical even for those without children or those who are single. Two recently published books are pertinent to this topic. They are being widely covered in two different continents: Childfree by Choice by Amy Blackstone (Penguin Random House) in the U.S. and Single by Choice, a collection edited by Kalpana Sharma (Women Unlimted, New Delhi) in India. Our own roundtable session on faculty hiring and diversity in spring 2018 sparked discussions about the varying marital status of faculty and what that means for their lives on this campus. This topic was also discussed at a WEN-U lunch in Spring 2019. How do you balance work and life? What are the challenges in achieving work-life satisfaction?

Lead Discussants: Nancy E. Marchand-Martella, Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of Education, Purdue University; Regena Scott, Assistant Professor of Practice, Technology Leadership & Innovation, Purdue University

Secondary Commentators: Tiffany Lyle, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, Purdue University; TBA

23rd, Monday
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Coaching and Resource Network (CRN) Meeting - for members only

26th, Thursday
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Young 3rd floor

C3 - Coffee, Conversation and Cookies
Take a break! Come and connect with faculty colleagues. Share and learn about daily life experiences.

Join us in the informal reception area on the third floor of Young Hall.
(turn right after exiting the elevator)

October 2019

1st, Tuesday

12:00 - 1:30 pm

PMU West Faculty Lounge

Panel I - Trends in Higher Education: Implications for Faculty

We are living in a period of major transition for institutions of higher education and with the economic pressures, universities are making more demands on faculty. Recent waves of faculty must be prepared to meet the new challenges facing the professoriate while representing the diversity of our population. Institutions of higher education are hiring and supporting a diverse faculty workforce. While commitments to tenured and tenure-track faculty continue, there is a growing group of non-tenured faculty under other categories such as, clinical faculty, continuing lecturers, visiting faculty, adjuncts (part-time or full-time), faculty, and instructors. The changing structure requires institutions to think strategically about providing faculty with opportunities and resources for recognition and excellence. What are the trends in higher education? What are the implications of these trends for leadership of women in academia? How can institutions respond to the changing profile of students? And what are the patterns in recruitment, types of appointments, retention, and time to promotion, if any, within the different types of non-tenure-track faculty appointments?

Speakers: Jennifer Ruark, Deputy Managing Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education; Teresa Sullivan, President Emerita, University of Virginia; Kris Wong Davis, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Purdue University; Malathi Raghavan; Clinical Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

16th, Wednesday
8:30 - 9:30 am

Another Broken Egg

Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)
Connect with others on campus, exchange information, and share leadership strategies.
Breakfast provided, RSVP is required. Registration link to be emailed.

31st, Thursday
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Young 3rd floor

C3 - Coffee, Conversation and Cookies
Take a break! Come and connect with faculty colleagues. Share and learn about daily life experiences.

Join us in the informal reception area on the third floor of Young Hall.
(turn right after exiting the elevator)

November 2019

7th, Thursday
12:00 - 1:30 pm

PMU West Faculty Lounge

Roundtable II: Faculty Retention

Faculty turnover is not unique to any given university. Many times, departures are explained as the faculty member having a better opportunity or a location of preference. Yet, too often the faculty members who leave, are those the institution would prefer to retain. It is complicated to unravel what is important to faculty members in order to explain their decisions to leave. Despite the challenge of faculty retention and the considerable research devoted to faculty worklives, the accumulated work tends to be disjointed. We invite you to consider the following articles and bring your own perspectives to the discussion at this roundtable. What can we (Purdue) do better to facilitate retention of faculty?

Lead Discussants: Dorothy Reed, Assistant Dean for Engagement, College of Education, Purdue University; Susie Swithers, Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior, Purdue University

Secondary Commentators: TBA

8th, Friday
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Another Broken Egg

Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)
Connect with others on campus, exchange information, and share leadership strategies.
Lunch provided, RSVP is required. Registration link to be emailed. 

21st, Thursday
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Dauch Alumni Center

Panel II- Enabling Conversations about Inclusion

We all live in and participate in a society characterized by historical and ongoing institutionalized inequality. We have varying experiences based on our gender/gender expression, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, class, ability, etc. Working together as allies is key for social and institutional transformation and to facilitate scholarly productivity. The speakers on this panel will address questions such as: What do YOU want in a colleague? How can you be an ally when you are a bystander? How can conversations be enabled to avoid conflicts?

Speakers: Chardie Baird, Associate Professor, Sociology and Executive Director, Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, Kansas State University; Marion Underwood, Dean, College of Health and Human Science, Purdue University

December 2019

5th, Thursday
4:30 - 6:00 pm

PMU West Faculty Lounge Violet Haas and Leadership in Action Awards Reception

13th, Friday 
8:30 - 9:30 am

Another Broken Egg Women’s Exchange Network - Uncensored (WEN-U)
Connect with others on campus, exchange information, and share leadership strategies.
Breakfast provided, RSVP is required. Registration link to be emailed.