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Mid-Career Faculty Women's Community

The Mid-Career Faculty Women's Community for 2014-15 will focus on issues central to the experiences of faculty women. Research from the scholarship of teaching and learning indicates that the professional and personal lives of women in academe are informed in numerous ways by gender. Students (male and female) often have different, perhaps unstated, expectations for faculty women as compared to faculty men. Communication, learning, and teaching styles may vary based on gender and academic discipline, which in turn creates different possibilities and challenges for effective and rewarding teaching practices. This community will draw upon the experiences of participants in addition to research on gender, teaching, and women in academe. We will explore and support the teaching practice and professional lives of University faculty women.


This program is designed for full-time faculty women who are associate or full professors, associate or full teaching professors, and associate or full clinical professors at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Participation is limited to 15 faculty members.

2014-15 Program Agenda

Participants will meet seven times during the academic year. Participants must be able to attend at least five meetings to participate in the program and receive a $500 stipend. Topics and activities for each meeting will be determined by the participants and facilitated by experienced CTL teaching consultants. Participants are invited to share in the facilitation of meetings.

Meetings will be held on the following Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Locations will be scheduled shortly, but once each semester our meeting will be held on the St. Paul Campus.

  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18
  • January 22
  • February 19
  • March 12
  • April 16


Anita Gonzalez is a Teaching Consultant at the Center for Teaching & Learning where she teaches in the Preparing Future Faculty Program; facilitates workshops on inclusive teaching and critical thinking, among other topics; and provides consultations for faculty and teaching staff. She also teaches for the Master of Liberal Studies Program with a focus on contemporary culture and multicultural studies.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty members who are interested and available are encouraged to register early. A wait list will also be maintained. Wait listed faculty will be notified of their status early in the academic year.

Register for the Mid-Career Faculty Women's Community
(You will be asked to log in with your University x.500 ID and password.)