2018 Faculty Advancement Seed Grants Awardees

Environmental Justice Symposium 2019: Privileging Community Voices, Connecting Faculty
The Environmental Justice Symposium, hosted by the DELPC at Duke Law facilities, will serve as a catalyst for these collaborations, where faculty and students from across disciplines meet and listen to community members at the frontline, articulate strategies for using their research and teaching to address challenges associated with the issue, and form or strengthen relationships that will be integral to their work.

A Faculty Development Workshop on Gender Associated Incivility and Nursing Education
The proposed faculty workshop will focus on developing skills to both prevent and manage uncivil behaviors in the classroom, with an emphasis on gender-driven issues. According to research, if actions are taken against uncivil behavior, an enhanced learning environment can be created for all students.

Inclusive and Power Dynamics in Academia
A series of workshops and seminars over the course of a year that will discuss issues related to inclusion (specifically gender and race) and power dynamics in academia.
Kathryn “Katie” Dickerson, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Mentor Up / Mentor Down: Interactive Workshops to Strengthen Mentoring Relationships
MentorUp/MentorDown included two performances on February 8, 2018. The first, held at 1:00 pm in French Science 4233, was targeted to faculty and focused on issues of Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes, Microaggressions, Communication and Critical Feedback. The second performance, available to both graduate students and postdoctoral associates, began at 4:00 pm in Schiciano Auditorium. The focus of the student discussions was similar to that of the faculty workshop, with particular emphasis on receiving critical feedback, planning research and setting boundaries. Over 140 students from departments across the university attended.