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Fall Promotion & Tenure Workshops

The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women will host Workshops on Promotion & Tenure on Nov. 13 and 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center. The Nov. 13 session, to be held in Room 244, will focus on promotion to full professor (register now). Panelists include Dr. Shanan Gibson and Dr. Lucky Xue of the College of Business; Dr. David Loomis of the College of Health & Human Performance; and Dr. Wendy Sharer of the Harriot College of Arts & Sciences.

The Nov. 14 session, in Room 221, will cover the process for earning tenure (register now). Panelists include Dr. Christy Ashley of the College of Business; Dr. Alleah Crawford of the College of Human Ecology; and Dr. Marame Gueye of the Harriott College of Arts & Sciences.

Individuals may attend all or part of the sessions and the workshops are open to all faculty members at ECU. Light refreshments will be served. A second Promotion & Tenure workshop will be held on ECU's Health Sciences campus in the Spring. If you have additional questions about this series of workshops, contact CCSW member Eleanor Cook at cooke@ecu.edu.

International Women's Day

Planning is underway to celebrate International Women's Day on March 4 at East Carolina University. Topics proposed for this year's day-long event include women and social justice, the media, religion, academia and health care. Stay tuned for more information!

2015 Women of Distinction Ceremony

Every other year, the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women recognizes 10 women for their contributions to the institution, community and region. Each demonstrates leadership in areas such as academics/education, outreach, research, politics, athletics and volunteering. Nominees are judged on six criteria: leadership, commitment, determination, generosity of spirit/time, community building and the ability to empower and mentor others.

The 2015 Women of Distinction will be recognized in a ceremony on April 13, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. Details about location and invitations are being finalized.
Read an article about the 2013 Women of Distinction event.

- Past Events -

The Spring 2014 Promotion & Tenure Workshop for faculty was held March 20 & 25 on the ECU health sciences campus, focused on tenure and promotion to associate professor and also the process for promotion to full professor. This regular CCSW program is offered once each semester, alternating between main campus and the health sciences campus. The Fall 2013 workshop on east campus drew nearly 60 faculty attendees. The workshop may be especially important for women and minority faculty who might not fit as easily into established mentoring networks. Watch a video recording of the Spring 2014 workshops.

The CCSW hosted a brown bag lunch discussion on Health and Wellness for ECU Staff focused on balancing demands at work and in life on March 11 and 12. This is an event the committee hopes to continue this year.

The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women hosted a series of discussions March 5 to mark International Women's Day at ECU. Presentations included Social Media Benefits & Challenges, Sex and Safety, a healthy lunch, International Women and Respect, From Victim to Challenger, Financial Health and Physical Health. The opening session included partners from other countries participating via ECU's Global Classroom, and the lunch discussion featured a panel of students from Canada, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Other event sponsors included the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Office of Equity and Diversity, Student Affairs, Women's Studies and the Kinesiology Student Association. Read coverage and see photos from this event by ECU News Services.

More than 200 faculty, staff and students attended the Women’s Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 18, 2013. Topics for discussion included addressing community issues – such as hunger – and the evolution of leadership. Donations of canned goods at the luncheon yielded enough food to feed Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families with students at Elmhurst Elementary. Read coverage of our event in The Daily Reflector (subscription required for full article).

Are you hosting an event that's aimed to inform or assist women at ECU? Have your event added to this page by contacting CCSW Communication Subcommittee Chair Kathryn Kennedy.

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