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This community will support tenure-earning faculty as they work to achieve tenure. As first-generation faculty, there is no predefined path, and navigating academia can be intimidating and lonely. The literature shows both BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) and first-generation faculty can often fall through the cracks and may have difficulty earning tenure. Additionally, many first-generation faculty are also people of color. Dr. Reshawna Chapple will lead this cohort to help you define your research and teaching, navigate expectations and connect you with other faculty members across campus. 


The community will meet on the second Friday of the month during the semester from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in-person on the main campus. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

The dates are as follows:

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10


Any assistant professor who identifies as either first-generation or BIPOC.

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