2017 ESA Annual Meeting (August 6 -- 11)

WK 50 - How to Promote a Healthy Culture in Your Academic Department

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
B118-119, Oregon Convention Center
Alissa Brown
Laura Mudge , Kriti Sharma , Bianca E. Lopez , Jennifer Heppert and Kayleigh R. O'Keeffe
Burgeoning news coverage of sexual harassment and assault in academia has left many of us questioning our own workplace cultures. For this workshop, our goals are to 1) define common cultural problems in academia, 2) discuss action items that can feasibly be deployed in our departments to ameliorate these problems, and 3) develop a network of people dedicated to implementing some of these action items in their own departments.

Common cultural problems in academia include:

Example action items we will introduce to participants include:

Our ultimate goal is to connect people interested in raising the standard of behavior in our workplaces so that all are treated with dignity and respect. We envision an online presence to communicate and collaborate with others to improve action items and share the results of such activities. We hope these actions will make academia more inclusive, productive, and powerful for all involved in the advancement of science.

Registration Fee: $0

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