Joining Forces is a midwestern partnership of four research-intensive institutions funded by NSF ADVANCE. The four partners are Iowa State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, and Western Michigan University.
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Cross-Institutional Chair Peer Mentoring Communities
Adrienne Minerick, Gül Okudan Kremer, Stephanie M. Peterson
We recognize that the last two years have been particularly difficult for department chairs who have prioritized others' well-being over their own. Cross-Institutional Chair Peer Mentoring Communities (CICPMC) are designed to help with this.
CICPMCs are designed to create support networks for department chairs working to enhance climate and inclusivity of diverse faculty in their departments. The networks emphasize sharing of resources and strategies via peer-discussions to support diverse faculty success and enhance sense of community and belonging. The CICPMCs are designed to reduce isolation by facilitating inter-institutional exchanges and reflective learning among chairs building upon the similarities and differences on different campuses, thus seeding fresh ideas across campus communities. Case studies and topics will be shared that encourage a culture of listening, awareness, and responsiveness to the concerns of women and racial/ethnic faculty that yield positive systemic institutional change.
The team consists of faculty and staff from four research-intensive midwestern institutions. Get to know the cross-institutional leadership team and the project teams. Between 2019 and 2022 evaluation of the implementation and outcomes will follow the project's logic model.
Learn about the Cross-Institutional Mentoring Communities, the Advocates & Allies program, the professional development for Department Chairs, and the events sponsored by the Cross-Institutional Women's Caucus.