Women of Excellence
The University’s women graduate students are honored each spring with a reception at the annual Women of Excellence Lecture. This year’s speaker was Dr. Vivian Pinn, Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and the first fulltime Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health. Her topic was "Women in Biomedical Careers: Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenge."
Each year the CSW welcomes new women faculty to UD with a luncheon co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program. In addition to the luncheon, each new woman faculty member is paired with a CSW faculty member. The CSW faculty member takes one or more new women faculty to lunch and informally provides information on issues that affect women faculty: years to promotion, hiring in male-dominated fields, promotion and tenure, stopping the clock for the birth or adoption of a child, and improving the climate for women faculty. During this informal mentoring session, new faculty can ask questions in a non-threatening environment and learn more about the University of Delaware.
Promotion and Tenure Workshops
In conjunction with the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and the Provost’s Office, the Commission on the Status of Women organizes an annual workshop to inform faculty regarding the promotion and tenure process. Panelists and speakers include the Provost, representative department chairs and recently promoted faculty members. Topics discussed include, among others, the dossier, the role of external reviews, and the stages of the University’s tenure and promotion procedures. The workshop is always well subscribed, and feedback indicates it is highly valuable.