Two seminars are being offered this December that should be of interest to the faculty:

Scholarly Publishing Workshop, Dec. 2
On December 2, 4pm, Stephen Wrinn will be offering a workshop titled “Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: A Workshop for Faculty.” Wrinn has been the director of the University of Notre Dame Press since 2015 and was previously the director of the University Press of Kentucky for nearly fourteen years. The workshop will leave ample time for Q and A, and participants are encouraged to include questions with their RSVP and to ask questions even during the presentation. Primary topics to be addressed in the presentation will be the current state and economics of scholarly publishing, how to identify appropriate publishers for a manuscript, insight into what editors are thinking when they make publishing decisions, how to turn a dissertation into a book, how to create a cover letter and proposal that will attract an editor’s attention, and what to expect when you are offered a contract. To register for the event, please click here.

 Webinar on Equity and Inclusion in STEM, Dec. 9
On December 9, 4pm, Dr. Keisha John, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Virginia, will offer a presentation and discussion of concepts and strategies aiming to increase the participation and retention of students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Holding a PhD in Biology from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr. John was previously the Director of Diversity Programs at the University of Virginia’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. The workshop will introduce participants to key concepts in the effort to promote diversity and inclusion in higher education in general and in STEM fields in particular. The workshop will also provide STEM faculty with applicable strategies for engaging, encouraging, and retaining students from underrepresented groups while also raising awareness of curricular and institutional structures that may potentially hinder their advancement. To register for the event, please click here.