Belonging, Learning, and Exploring New Directions (BLEND) is a Reflective Practice Teaching Circle that operates under the umbrella of both the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research.
Part of BLEND’s involvement on campus includes holding workshops throughout the semester on a variation of topics. Upcoming BLEND workshops include:
The Pre-tenure Years: Survive, Succeed, and ThriveNovember 9, 2016, 3:30–4:45 p.m.Alida Merlo, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Gaining Publishing SkillsDate, Time and Room TBA
Navigating Departmental Politics: In Group/Out GroupDate, Time and Room TBA
Enhancing your Online Presence as a Teacher-ScholarDate, Time and Room TBA
Contact Person: Crystal Machado, BLEND chair,
BLEND seeks to provide a personal and professional safe and supportive environment where women and faculty of color can receive guidance, support, and constructive feedback that honors their differences and builds on their strengths. This group is open to all,
regardless of race and ethnicity.
BLEND is currently seeking experienced, exceptional colleagues from across the university who are willing to mentor newly hired women faculty and faculty of color. We are looking for people with solid institutional knowledge and who are able to:
Mentors will work with one protégé during the academic year.
If you or someone you know would make a good BLEND mentor, please e-mail BLEND chair Crystal Machado (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name and e-mail address of the person you have in mind. Self-nominations are welcome.
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