Are you working to increase awareness of the issues facing women in academia? Neuroscience departments and programs and SfN chapters can help with a new suite of tools: the Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) presentations created by SfN’s Professional Development Committee.
This resource, IWiN Toolkit: Promotion and Tenure, is a 30-minute presentation with compelling data and ready-to-apply takeaways on current promotion and tenure practices, and ways to improve the process to increase faculty diversity.
Department chairs: Do your promotion and tenure practices lay the foundation for a diverse faculty? Faculty members: How should you best position yourself for the promotion and tenure process?
Explore this toolkit to gain a greater understanding of:
- The promotion process from start to finish
- Common obstacles to promotion
- The effect different academic environments play in promotion and tenure practices
To use this presentation, download the file, review the background notes underneath each slide, and share with your audience. Additionally, this promotion and tenure checklist and these case studies can be provided to your audience. Following your review and/or use of the materials, we invite you to share your feedback through this brief survey.
This toolkit is easily adaptable for audiences all over the world. Download Guidelines for Internationalizing the IWiN Toolkit to get started.
In addition to this toolkit on promotion and tenure, review and use the Candidate Recruitment and Evaluation, Implicit Bias, and Improving Faculty Climate toolkits for data and recommendations on how to improve hiring practices.
This toolkit was adapted from live workshops and made possible through the grant-funded Department Chair Training to Increase Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) program.
Are you looking for more resources to raise awareness about the issues facing women in academia, including personal advice for using these toolkits to host a workshop? It’s all here.