9h Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference - April 10, 2021  - - Academic Writing Retreat - April 9, 2021

Conference Schedule

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FWCA 2021 Schedule- At A Glance

Friday, April 9, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Exhibition & On-Demand Workshops
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Academic Writing Retreat
Dr. Michelle Boyd of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Conference Kick-Off
featuring Building Re-Flexibility and Community of Strength Through Yogic Movement
Dr. Pallavi Chhabra
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour
Saturday, April 10, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Exhibition & On-Demand Workshops
8:00 am - 9:00 am Personal Well-Being Hour

But First! Self-Care: Creating A Radical Shift in Planning Your Day
Dr. Phylicia Taylor & LaTanya White

Having What Matters: Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Women of Color
Judy Polyne

9:00 am - 10:00 am Leadership Hour

What you see, 3's: Color, Competencies, Character
Dr. Amelia Hart

Tapping into the Power of Women of Color's Leadership Legacy: Strategies for Success and Advancement in Higher Education
Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver

10:00 am - 11:00 am Career Development Hour

When No is Better than Yes: How to Negotiate for What You Want While Maintaining Important Relationships and Remaining Sane.
Michele Williams

Taming the Full Bull: Strategies to Battle Gender Inequity in the Academy
Dr. Erin Lynch

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Scholar Activism Hour

Re-imagining the WOC Academic: Lessons from a Pandemic/Social Justice Moment
Dr. Monet Roberts

"Shake What Your Mama Gave You": WOC Faculty Using Our Positionality to Shake Up the World
Dr. Denise McLane-Davison & Dr. Kimberly Hardy

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Opening Performance
Angela's Pulse
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Opening Keynote
Dr. Bettina Love
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch Break
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm President's Panel
Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, Dr. Francine McNairy, & Dr. Astrid Tuminez
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Keynote
Dr. France Cordova
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy award
FWCA Selection Committee
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Final Performance
Angela's Pulse
6:00 pm -7:00 pm Conference Social: Cocktails & Conversations
Sunday, April 11, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Poster Exhibition & On-Demand Workshops
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Live Workshops
10:00 am Personal Well-Being

Bringing your "M.A.G.I.C." Back: Balancing the Virtual Classroom and Self care
Dr. Y. Falami Devoe

Motherschooling in the Academy
Dr. Jenaka Lewis, Dr. Tehia Glass, Dr. Kaja Dunn, Dr. Kendra Jason, & Dr. Candace Brown


Alleviating Compassion Fatigue: Tools for Teaching in Tumultuous Times
Dr. Sandra L. Guzman Foster, Dr. Deepti Kharod, Dr. Joan Labay-Marquez

Career Development

Creating and Navigating Mentoring Relationships: Centering the Empowerment of Diverse Voices
Dr. Cerise L. Glenn

Scholar Activism

When Deaf and Hearing Women of Color in the Academy Collaborate: Signing Sisterhood and Documenting History
Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber

11:00 am Personal Well-Being

We Matter: Navigating Life in Academia as an Educator of Color
Dr. Tameka Grimes & Dr. Marsha Rutledge

Self Reflexive Practices to Develop Self-Efficacy and Promote Existential and Spiritual Wellbeing
Dr. Karen Foli & Dr. Nasreen Lalani


COVID-19 Crisis Communication Challenges, Course Comments, Considerations, and Call for C-Change
Dr. Marie Allsopp

Career Development

From Here to There: Mapping Your Skills and Experiences for Successful Job, Career, or Education Transition
Dr. Africa Hands

Scholar Activism

Triple Threat: New Women of Color in the Academy
Kinda Abdus-Saboor, Esq., Dr. Violette Cloud, Lysette Romero Cordova, Esq., Sherley Cruz, Esq., Veroniza C. Gonzales-Zamora, Esq.

12:00 pm Personal Well-Being

Burnout Prevention Strategies for Professor Mamas
Dr. Keisha Paxton

Heart Posture: More than Steps, Self-Care, and Strategies
Dr. Sabrina Cherry


Decolonizing the Self as an Immigrant: A Deanship Journey
Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers

Career Development

Opportunities for Engagement with Overseas Institutions Through the Fulbright Specialist Program
Dr. Amirah Nelson

Scholar Activism

Respectability Politics: Kamala Harris, Cardi.B, and Meghan the Stallion
Dr. Felecia Harris

1:00 pm Personal Well-Being

Making Time to Reflect and Laugh: Practical Ways to Dulcify Everyday Anxieties
Dr. Cynthia Nicholson & Dr. Denelle Wallace


Supporting the Advancement of Black Women in the Academy: What a Twitter Chat Revealed
Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key & Dr. Deanne Canford-Wesley

Career Development

Letters from the Editor: Ideas and Insights for and Effective Scholarship Strategy
Kimberly Hardy & Tanya Smith Brice

Daunting and Isolating: A Case Study Assessing Equity in Promotion and Tenure for Latina Faculty
Monica Montoya & Anna Nelson

Scholar Activism

Dismantling the Status Quo: Women, Communication, and Civic Action
Dr. Tiffany J. Bell, Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Dr. Tina Harris, Mzilikazi KonÃ, & Dr. Eddah M. Muttua

On Demand Workshops
Friday - Sunday

Data and Strategies: Recruiting and retaining Women of Color Faculty
Karen Jackson, Anna K. Lee, Maya Corneille, Bahby Banks

Scholar-Activism and the Academy: Using Media Scholarship and Content to Create Social Change
Nsenga Burton, Dr. Beretta Smith-Shomade, Dehanza Rogers, Dr. Tina Harris

Writing a Killer Faculty Application
Ronke Olabisi

Poster Exhibition
Friday - Sunday

Lifting as You Climb, The Power of Mentoring
Lilcelia Williams

Managing Mental Health and Wellness as a FWOC During the Days of COVID-19
Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris, Dr. Asabi Dean

UNLV Libraries' Peer Mentor Cohort: A Model for Successful Allyship and Support Amongst Women Faculty
Ruby Nugent

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