Institutional Transformation for Faculty Equity: Celebrating and Sustaining LEADER’s Success

Friday, May 30, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wright State University, Student Union Apollo Room

Registration is now closed.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Program Director for the LEADER Consortium: e-mail,, phone: (937) 775-4517.

Event Description

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For the past 6 years, the LEADER Consortium has leveraged funding from the NSF ADVANCE program to promote and enhance STEM faculty equity and success at our four partner institutions—Air Force Institute of Technology, Central State University, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. Our key initiatives supporting institutional assessment, faculty professional development, chair leadership development, equity advising, and social science research have transformed conversations, increasing gender equity in recruiting, retention, and advancement in STEM departments at all of our partner campuses. While the LEADER Consortium’s efforts have focused on outcomes for STEM faculty, the lessons we’ve learned and programs we’ve developed can benefit all faculty across the academy.

We invite our faculty and administrators from across the LEADER Consortium (faculty or administrators from AFIT, CSU, UD, or WSU) to join in a celebration of LEADER’s successes as we move to sustain and broaden the impact of our core faculty equity initiatives. Dr. Abigail Stewart from the University of Michigan will offer her expertise and evidence-based insights into pathways for sustaining and enhancing institutional transformation. Presidents from each of the four LEADER partners will comment on the value of faculty equity and success, highlighting their institutional commitments to sustaining success in the years ahead.

A buffet luncheon will be provided to all attendees courtesy of the LEADER Consortium and Wright State University.

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11:30 a.m. | Check-In Table and Buffet Open

12:00 p.m.Welcome & Introduction of the Keynote SpeakerDr. Stephanie Goodwin, Program Director LEADER Consortium

Keynote Presentation—Institutional Transformation: The Timeline for Change

Dr. Abigail Stewart, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, and Director of the UM ADVANCE Program. Dr. Stewart will outline the efforts over 12 years at the University of Michigan to create institutional change. Using institutional, survey, and qualitative data, she will discuss the timeline for different kinds of changes and the importance of consistent efforts over an extended period.

12:55 p.m. | LEADER Institutions’ Presidents/Chancellor invited to the stage

1:00 p.m. |Sustaining Institutional Change Around the LEADER Consortium

LEADER partners’ perspectives on the value of faculty equity and success to a vibrant academic community of discovery and learning, and institutional commitments to sustaining institutional transformation.

  • Director and Chancellor, Todd I. Stewart, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Central State University
  • President Daniel Curran, University of Dayton
  • President David Hopkins, Wright State University

1:20 p.m. | Closing Comments—Dr. David Goldstein, PI, LEADER Consortium


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Dr. Abigail Stewart

Abigail J. Stewart is the Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, and director of the UM ADVANCE Program. Dr. Stewart has published many scholarly articles and several books focusing on the psychology of women’s lives, personality, and adaptation to personal and social changes. In addition to publishing articles on topics relevant to faculty equity and institutional change, she and her colleagues—Janet E. Malley and Danielle LaVaque-Manty—edited a book for the University of Michigan Press based on the experience of some ADVANCE programs’ efforts to create institutional change: Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women. It was re-published in paperback in 2010.

Insitutional Leaders

Todd I. Stewart

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Air Force Institute of Technology

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

Central State University

Daniel Curran

University of Dayton

David R. Hopkins

Wright State University


Registration is required for this event. Please note: seating is limited.

All faculty and administrators (department chairs, deans, directors) from our four partner institutions (AFIT, CSU, UD, and WSU) are invited to attend the event. Prior participants in our governance and programming activities will be recognized at the event and are especially encouraged to register.

Registration required by May 24.

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