Pre-tenure symposium to be held Oct. 16 at Paterno Library

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 11th annual pre-tenure symposium, “Equity and Inclusion: Successfully Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process,” sponsored by the President’s Commissions for Equity and hosted by University Libraries, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, on the University Park campus.

Registration and a continental breakfast will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in Mann Assembly Room, and the symposium will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. in Foster Auditorium.

Sessions will address issues important to early tenure-line faculty from underrepresented groups, including women. Topics of the day will focus on strategizing for success in research, teaching and service. Nicholas Jones, executive vice president and provost, will deliver the opening remarks, and Blannie Bowen, vice provost for Academic Affairs, will speak on “Strategies for Moving Forward.” The symposium will be available by MediaSite Live for those who cannot attend in person.

Registration is open, at no cost, to members of the Penn State community. Lunch will be provided. For more information, and to register, please visit https://p-and-t-2015.eventbrite.com by Friday, Oct. 9.

The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE), Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED), and Commission for Women (CFW) are advisory groups to the President of Penn State. These commissions identify areas of concern, provide a forum for exchange of ideas, and propose programs that can translate into improved practices for our constituent groups at Penn State and improve the climate for diversity within Penn State.

Last Updated May 10, 2016