Academic Women's Forum

Mission

All faculty, academic staff, post-docs, librarians and graduate students who identify as women are cordially invited to participate in the MSU Academic Women's Forum. The forum has been created to provide a safe-space to connect, build community and explore issues that are relevant to the success, support and empowerment of academic women at Michigan State University.

Academic Women's Forum programs and seminars are open to all. 

Current Events

Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Epistemic Exclusion: Marginalizing the Marginalized by Marginalizing Their Research (Register for this session at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HDNeKcXxjKQb3L)
3:30-5:00 p.m. Mosaic: Multicultural Unity Center, 2nd floor MSU Union (49 Abbot Road)
Epistemic exclusion occurs when certain types of scholarship are defined as falling outside of a discipline's dominant discourse. Such research is seen as violating disciplinary norms and both the research and those that study these topics are marginalized as a result. Dotson (2012, 2014) and others have argued that this type of disciplinary gatekeeping has a disproportionately negative impact on faculty of color because they are more likely to study non-traditional topics within a given field. In this talk, Dr. NiCole Buchanan, Associate Professor, Psychology, will illustrate formal and informal ways in which epistemic exclusion operates, and the consequences it has for the psychological well-being, job outcomes, and career trajectories of faculty of color. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018: Developing a Practical Framework for Resilience: 6 Words to Live By (Register for this session at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7UIo8S5OX2bcGWN
3:30-5:00 p.m. Chittenden Hall, Room 110 (466 West Circle Drive)
When we get thrown by a setback, failure, sudden change, or unsettling circumstance/event it is helpful to have a resilience framework to help you skillfully navigate from upset to effective action. Lisa Laughman, Emotional Wellness Consultant for MSU Health4U will share her theory-based blueprint for helping people increase their resilience and will offer an easy to remember 6-word model you can begin to use immediately.

Thursday, November 15, 2018: Effective Negotiation & Self-Advocacy Panel (Register for this session at: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2oE6JvrDQnrMZAV)
3:30-5:00 p.m. Chittenden Hall, Room 110 (466 West Circle Drive)
Having your ideas ignored during meetings or being passed up for a promotion can shake one's confidence, but knowing some strategies for self-advocacy in those moments can turn a negative experience into an opportunity for growth. Skills for effectively negotiating with our supervisors/chairs/deans and our colleagues can help you achieve your goals and ensure that your ideas are accurately being expressed and understood. Join our panelists for an engaging conversation about how to advocate for yourself while being an effective negotiator. PanelistsStephanie Nawyn, Center for Gender in Global Context & Sociology; Melanie Jacobs, College of Law; Jonglim Han Yoo, Dow Stem Scholars Program & Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative. 

 

 

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Spring 2017

Fall 2016

 

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The forum is co-sponsored by the MSU WorkLife Office, Office of the University Physician-Employee Assistance Program & Health4U, Academic Advancement Network, and Graduate Life & Wellness.