Spring 2021 Program

Downloadable spring program schedule is available here. All Eastern Standard Time.
NOTE: Registration link for all events open to campus will be announced in Purdue Today and sent to the Center's email list about 10 days in advance. 
Guidelines for speakers is available here. For attendees/registrants is available here.

DATE/TIME
EVENT NAME
January 2021
Friday, January 22
1:00 – 2:00 pm 

 Virtual

WP Series Editorial Board Meeting (by invitation only)
Monday, January 25
Noon - 1:30 pm

Virtual

Virtual Reception: Meet Support Circle Faculty Allies
SBBCLE Support Circle:
Co-chairs: Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence; Laura Zanotti, Professor, Anthropology & Associate Director, Center for Environment
Faculty Allies: Patricia Davies, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Karen Foli, Associate Professor, Nursing; Maria Marshall, Professor, Agricultural Economics; Aparajita Sagar, Associate Professor, English; Dawn Stinchcomb, Associate Professor, Latin American Literature and Culture.
Wednesday, January 27
Noon – 1:30 pm

Virtual

Dialogue: Being an Ally and Better Leader by Investing in Others
Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact, Carta and Jonathan Atwood, Purpose Driven Communications & Public Affairs Leader

In this session, we will hear from a sponsor and a protégé who forged a mutually beneficial relationship over years. It is what Sylvia Hewlett refers to as ‘the sponsor effect” (Hewlett’s 2019 book is titled, The Sponsor Effect: How to be a Better Leader by Investing in Others). Identifying and nurturing talent is not only about opening opportunities for upcoming scholars/faculty; it is also about the investment made by a leader as a sponsor. The relationship entails both risk and vulnerability for both the sponsor and the protégé. The dialogue with Atwood and Mallick will cover the following questions and more: How can such a working relationship be started and established? How does a sponsor differ from being a mentor? And how do both the sponsor and protégé benefit from the relationship? This dialogue will be useful for faculty, staff, and graduate students to consider their career trajectories.

Goals:
  1. To delineate the basis for forging a relationship by identifying talent and as being distinct from mentoring in academia.
  2. To identify mechanisms to build and maintain the relationship in mutually beneficial ways by recognizing risk and vulnerability.

Video Recording of Virtual Session 

February 2021
Tuesday, February 2
11 am - noon
Virtual Meeting of Coaching and Resource Network - Members and Mentees & SBBCLE Support Circle Faculty Allies with Jay Akridge, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer (by invitation only)

The Butler Center in partnership with ADVANCE Purdue continues the Coaching and Resource Network (CRN) for assistant and associate professors. The CRN members actively meet with the assistants and associate professors to coach, mentor, and support them. Responding to the two crises that all of higher education is facing, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence established the Support Circle (SC) in August 2020 to promote a culture of care on campus and in an effort to cultivate a space where faculty (ALL instructors) can share and discuss about their well-being. Such a support mechanism is much needed for faculty (ALL instructors) particularly in the wake of the pandemic and the strain and pressure being felt by all, especially faculty of color. The Support Circle initiative is currently a one-year pilot initiative.

This meeting provides an opportunity for CRN members and mentees as well as Support Circle Faculty Allies to share their experiences and ask questions/add comments.
Tuesday, February 9
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Virtual

Workshop: How Can You Engage in Courageous Dialogues?
Limited to 60 participants
This workshop is a precursor to the upcoming Courageous Conversations sessions in February and March.
The Courageous Dialogue workshop will provide a framework for which to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations around the issues of values alignment, racial inequality, and creating stronger communities. As people continue to manage life in the pandemic; react and respond to civil unrest; and work through the dynamics of a national election this fall; we feel this topic will be helpful to organizations as they prepare to engage students in what could be very challenging conversations.
The workshop will be grounded in this definition of leadership: Leadership involves living in a state of possibility, making a commitment to a vision, developing relationships to move the vision into action, and sustaining a high level of integrity. Effective leadership takes place in the context of a community and results in a more equitable society.
The workshop is designed for participants to learn how to engage in these conversations and create spaces for courageous conversations within their workspaces and communities.

The Learning Outcomes for the Courageous Dialogue programs are:
  1. Participants will learn a process of engaging in open, authentic, and respectful conversations with others.
  2. Participants will understand how to take responsibility for the dialogue and engage in the entire process.
  3. Participants will learn techniques to practice expressing their values and in turn, will be open to the possibility of those being changed because of interactions with members of their community.
Workshop conducted by: LeaderShape
Dr. Cara Meixner, Executive Director for Center for Faculty Innovation, James Madison University &
Dr. Becca Berkey, Director, Community-Engaged Teaching & Research, Office of City and Community Engagement, Northeastern University
Tuesday, February 16
Noon – 1:30 pm

Virtual

Courageous Conversations
Organized by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Co-sponsored by College of Agriculture, College of Education, The Graduate School, Honors College, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success
Topic 1 (in two parts): Social Justice in Higher Education

Part 1:
Led by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Social justice is about fair and just relations between an individual and society as measured by the distribution of wealth and social privileges. While the concept of social justice has been an integral part of scholarly work, it has become increasingly prominent in the more recent protests for racial justice. Yet it is a topic that many on this campus as well as other schools have found hard to converse about. This discussion session is intended as an opportunity for everyone on campus to engage in courageous conversations involving gaining some knowledge and broadening our perspective on the topic as well as establishing trust to explore a deeper potential for moving forward. Some questions for the speakers and all attendees to consider: What is most pressing about social justice? How is social justice affecting you and/or others around you? What will the future be like if nothing changes? What do you see as your responsibility in this issue? What is the one thing we cannot fail to do, about this issue, to make things better for us?

Speakers
(all Purdue University): Megha Anwer, Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Diversity Inclusion & Equity, Honors College; Levon Esters, Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication; Meara Habashi, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management; Krannert School of Management; Donna Riley, Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education; Alberto Rodriguez, Mary Endres Chair in Elementary Education & Professor, Cross-Cultural Science Education; Audrey Ruple, Assistant Professor, One Health Epidemiology and Chair, Senate Equity and Diversity Committee; Greg Shaver, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
 
For those interested in reading more about the topic below are two articles.
Rodriguez, Alberto J. and Deb Morrison. 2019. “Expanding and enacting transformative meanings of equity, diversity and social justice in science education.” Cultural Studies of Science Education (Special Issue, Equity in Science Teacher Education: Toward an Expanded Definition. 14(2): 259 – 263. Available through Purdue Libraries
 
Rodriguez, Alberto J. 2016. “For Whom Do We Do Equity and Social Justice Work? Recasting the Discourse about the Other to Effect Transformative Change,” in Interrogating whiteness and relinquishing power: White faculty’s commitment to racial consciousness in STEM education. Nicole M. Joseph, Chayla Haynes & Floyd Cobb (Eds). New York: Peter Lang. Here.
Tuesday, February 23
Noon - 1:30 pm

Virtual

Courageous Conversations
Organized by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Co-sponsored by College of Agriculture, College of Education, The Graduate School, Honors College, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success
Topic 1: Social Justice in Higher Education

Part 2:
Led by Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Improving the human condition requires change informed by sound science and meaningful engagement with key stakeholders. Effective, sustainable societal change comes about by identifying and defining an issue, engaging stakeholders, surveying the current policy landscape, identifying knowledge gaps to fill or connect, and developing policy encouraging improvement. Following a robust, courageous conversation, in Part 1. Part 2 aims to structure the approach for next steps, moving discussion to action, discovery to impact. Decision-makers, researchers, and stakeholders will address questions such as: What are the emergent issues? How do different sectors of society value addressing these topics? How have current policies or lack of policy affected these issues? This working session will aim to connect the key issues that manifest in Part 1, and identify what data is needed to inform change. We will engage in action-oriented discussion. This will result in a summary report and follow on activities towards progress to address social justice issues in higher education (e.g. identifying funding agencies and particular grant opportunities, identifying team members, etc.). A literature review and policy analysis will be included in the discussion summary to assist in illuminating a path forward. PPRI will take the lead in the preparation of the summary report and analysis in collaboration with the Butler Center.

Speakers: TBA
March 2021
Thursday, March 4 & Friday, March 5

 Virtual

3rd Annual Conference for Associate Professors
Expand Your Sphere of Influence by Becoming a Full Professor
 
Day 1: Thursday, March 4
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks - Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Center Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University and Jay Akridge, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Purdue University
  • Keynote by Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
  • Panel Session: Conversation About Being Promoted to Full Professor
Day 2: Friday, March 5
  • NCFDD Workshop: Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity
    Dr. Erin Furtak, Professor of STEM Education and Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
Tuesday, March 9
3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Virtual

Violet Haas Awards and Leadership in Action Awards Reception
Virtual Reception (Open to All)
Wednesday, March 17
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Virtual

Distinguished Women Scholars Awards Reception 2020 & 2021
Virtual Reception (Open to All)
Wednesday, March 31
Noon – 1:30 pm

 Virtual

Courageous Conversations
Organized by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Co-sponsored by College of Agriculture, College of Education, The Graduate School, College of Health and Human Sciences, Honors College, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success
Topic 2 (in two parts): Future of Work and Well-Being

Part 1:
Led by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
The two pandemics - COVID-19 and racial injustices – have exacerbated stress and anxieties related to work and well-being and the balance we are all striving to seek. This discussion session will involve gaining some knowledge and broadening our perspective on the topic as well as consider establishing trust to explore a deeper potential for moving forward. Some questions for the speakers and all attendees to consider: what is most pressing about well-being? How is work and the balance of life and work affecting you and/or others around you? What will the future be like if nothing changes? What do you see as your responsibility in this issue? What is the one thing we cannot fail to do, about this issue, to make things better for us?

Speakers
(all Purdue University): Bedrich Benes, Professor, Computer Graphics Technology; Ayse Ciftci, Professor, Educational Studies; Alex Francis, Associate Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and Chair, Senate Faculty Affairs Committee; Karen Foli, Associate Professor, Nursing; Jennifer Freeman Marshall, Associate Professor, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies; Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
April 2021
Monday, April 5
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Virtual

Talk Organized by C4E and Co-sponsored by SBBCLE.
Diana Wall, Professor of Biology and Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Wednesday, April 7
Noon – 1:30 pm

 Virtual

Courageous Conversations
Organized by Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Co-sponsored by College of Agriculture, College of Education, The Graduate School, College of Health and Human Sciences, Honors College, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Purdue ADVANCE-Center for Faculty Success
Session 2: Future of Work and Well-Being

Part 2:
Led by Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
Improving the human condition requires change informed by sound science and meaningful engagement with key stakeholders. Effective, sustainable societal change comes about by identifying and defining an issue, engaging stakeholders, surveying the current policy landscape, identifying knowledge gaps to fill or connect, and developing policy encouraging improvement. Following a robust, courageous conversation, in Part 1. Part 2 aims to structure the approach for next steps, moving discussion to action, discovery to impact. Decision-makers, researchers, and stakeholders will address questions such as: What are the emergent issues? How do different sectors of society value addressing these topics? How have current policies or lack of policy affected these issues? This working session will aim to connect the key issues that manifest in Part 1, and identify what data is needed to inform change. We will engage in action-oriented discussion. This will result in a summary report, and follow on activities towards progress to address future of work and well-being (e.g. identifying funding agencies and particular grant opportunities, identifying team members, etc.). A literature review and policy analysis will be included in the discussion summary to assist in illuminating a path forward. PPRI will take the lead in the preparation of the summary report and analysis in collaboration with the Butler Center.

Speakers:
TBA
Thursday, April 15
Noon – 1:30 pm

 Virtual

Perspectives on Leadership from a Panel of Deans
This panel discussion is structured as a conversation and will focus on leadership trajectories and the challenges and opportunities of being in a leadership position, both generally and in the current context.

Speakers: Nancy Marchand-Martella, Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of Education, Purdue University; Linda Mason, Dean, Graduate School, Purdue University; Maureen A. McCarthy, Dean, College of Sciences and Humanities & Professor of Psychological Science, Ball State University; Beth McNeil, Dean, Libraries, Purdue University; Karen Plaut, Dean, College of Agriculture, Purdue University; Marion Underwood, Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University; Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Dean, College of Education, Butler University; Paaige Turner, Dean, College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University.
Thursday, April 15
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Virtual

ACE-WN-IN board meeting (by invitation)
Friday, April 16
Virtual and Live
ACE Women’s Network of Indiana Leadership Conference
Lead from Where You Are

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks - Kathleen Gibson, CEO and Founder, APL nextED, State Co-Director, ACE Women’s Network of Indiana; Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Chancellor, Indiana University Kokomo, ACE Women’s Network of Indiana Sponsor; Mangala Subramaniam, Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, State Co-Director, ACE Women’s Network of Indiana
  • Concurrent Panel Sessions: 
    • Session 1: The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Leadership
      Speakers: Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education and Karen Schuster Webb, President, Union Institute & University
    • Session 2: How to Mentor and Support Other Women
      Speakers: Rose B. Bellanca, President and CEO, Washtenaw Community College and Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College
  • Keynote: Leadership & Diversity
    Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Senior Associate Dean of Executive MBA and Non-Degree Programs, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Talk: New Beginnings: Higher Education in the Biden Era
    Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education
Tuesday, April 27
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Virtual

Faculty Recognition Reception
Presentation of awards and end of semester reception.
Grant awards for assistant professors and associate professors, as two separate categories, is made possible through funds from Ketan and Tanuja Sheth Family Endowment and the Meghana and Vinayak Ranade Family Endowment respectively.
  • Best Practices Tools
    The Butler Center is creating Best Practices Tools that could be useful for faculty and possibly also inform policies/procedures. See here for Best Practices Tool #1 and Tool # 3: Documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Faculty (tenure track/tenured) and Clinical Faculty respectively and Tool #2 on support, annual review, and recognition.
  • Working Paper Series: Navigating Careers in the Academy; Gender, Race, and Class
    Special issue: Higher Education and COVID-19. See here.
    Call for abstracts for the Spring 2021 issue is open until Tuesday, January 12, 2021. See here.

    Events Organized by Enabling Inclusion at Purdue Grant Recipients
    Friday, February 5
    11am - 12:30 pm
    COVID-19: Data Ethics, Research, and Rights
    Join Critical Data Studies for a campus wide teach-in focused on what data privacy, research ethics, and rights mean as personal health information is collected from students, faculty, and staff, as well as who is disproportionately impacted within the “new normal” of experimental life on campus.

    Thursday, Mar. 26-27
    Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Racial Justice
    Virtual
    Conference sponsored by C4E based on SBBCLE’s ‘Enabling Inclusion’ grant to Professor Laura Zanotti (PI).

    March 26
    3:30 – 5 pm
    Keynote by Dr. Carlton Waterhouse, international expert on environmental law and environmental justice. Contact C4E for detailed program.