Career Workshops

Career Workshops

Each year, SEEDS sponsors one to four Career Workshops. A workshop may be presented to a cross-UM audience, or a more focused audience; a workshop may be developed by an individual, an interested group, or a contingent from the SEEDS steering committee. 

SEEDS can also provide co-sponsorship for a workshop. Contact the SEEDS Program for information.

Tenure and Promotion

Date: March 22, 2019

Guest Speakers: Prof. Victoria Mitrani, Prof. Jennifer Ferriss-Hill, Prof. Victoria Coverstone, and Prof. Susan Morgan

Description: A distinguished panel of female professors presented their own experiences and discussed broader strategies, in the context of UM regulations, to help junior faculty navigate tenure and promotion.

Implicit Bias in Academia

Date:  March 1, 2019

Hosts: SEEDS and OVPR

Guest Speaker: Prof. Louida Davidson-Schmich

Description: This presentation introduced audience members to the concept of implicit bias and explained why it is a problem in academic settings. The discussion centered around individual and institutional strategies to help faculty recognize and act on their implicit biases, helping to minimize them to all levels of UM life and career. 

Negotiation Skills 

Date: January 25, 2019

Hosts: SEEDS and OVPR

Guest Speaker: Prof. Sheryl Alonso

Description: Negotiation is central to every organization. All managers negotiate daily. Negotiation is how we go about getting what we want from others. It is part of the influence process. Effective negotiation is a challenge since you and the other side have opposing interest and can result in conflict. There is an art and science to negotiations, techniques particular to women, and salary negotiations. 

Balancing Research and Service

Date: December 7, 2018

Hosts: SEEDS and OVPR

Guest Speakers: Prof. Jill Ehrenreich-May, Prof. Merike Blofield, Prof. Helena Solo-Gabriele, and Prof. Soyeon Ahn

Description: It is no secret that women faculty should a disproportionate share of service to departments, universities, and their disciplines. At the same time, "service" represents a wide variety of functions that are not only important to students and the university as well as women's careers. This workshop covered what service commitments are the most important and meaningful as well as strategies for engaging in service that supports program research.

Female and Full Professors: Increasing Our Ranks

Date: November 16, 2018

Hosts: SEEDS and OVPR

Guest Speakers: Prof. Amy Clement, Prof. Mihoko Suzuki, Prof. Erin Kobetz, Prof. Omaida Velazquez, and Prof. Susan Morgan

Description: Disproportionately few women achieve the rank of Full Professor for a wide variety of reasons. This workshop was comprised of female full professors who had experience serving on the Academic Personnel Board, the tenure and promotion advisory committee for the University of Miami