CU Women Succeeding: Call for proposals, award nominations

14th annual symposium set for Feb. 25-26, 2016
By Staff

CU Women Succeeding: Call for proposals, award nominations
Photo from the 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

The Faculty Council Women's Committee has announced a call for proposals for the 14th annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium and nominations for the 2015 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award.

Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

The 2016 event is Feb. 25-26 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; registration will open Nov. 2. The keynote address will be delivered by E. Jill Pollock, vice president and executive adviser for CU.

CU Women Succeeding

Leann Morgan, chair of the Faculty Council Women’s Committee, said the event will begin the evening of Thursday, Feb. 25, with a Restorative Retreat, open to women and men and sponsored by the UCCS Faculty Assembly Women’s Committee. The retreat will include professional development and networking, StrengthsQuest training in leadership, dinner, cash bar and chair massages.

The UCCS Faculty Assembly Women’s Committee also is developing an online kit with tourism information and travel resources for faculty and staff from across the system who will be traveling to Colorado Springs for the two-day event and may want to extend their stay in the area.

Morgan said donations collected at the symposium will benefit the Art of War project, founded by CU Denver fine arts major and student veteran Curtis Bean. The Denver-based nonprofit aims to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of veterans who are coping with PTSD by providing them a positive outlet through art.

More details on the symposium will be announced in the coming weeks.

Call for Proposals

The selection committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Stages of a Career.” The proposals should:

  • Address the broader educational/professional development issues related to women in academia and beyond
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Showcase evidence-based research
  • Target new, mid-career and seasoned faculty and staff

Learn more about the call and submit your proposal here:

Call for Nominations: Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, and distinguished teaching. Nominations are open to any full-time faculty member. Learn more about the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, the nomination process and view past recipients here.

Questions: Isabella Muturi Sauve,