CU Women Succeeding Symposium promises learning, networking

Faculty Council Women's Committee presents annual event Feb. 24-25
By Staff

The CU Faculty Council Women's Committee has announced its eighth annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium, two days of learning, networking and celebrating on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus.

This year's symposium features the addition of a Thursday, Feb. 24, evening event, in addition to the Friday, Feb. 25 symposium. Both are free for all members of the CU community.

Faculty, staff and students will learn tips for success at CU through participation in a series of workshops addressing many aspects of academic life.

For more information about the pre-symposium networking event, the symposium and hotel accommodations in Colorado Springs, please visit or e-mail

To register, go to

The schedule:

Pre-Symposium Networking Event
Thursday, Feb. 24
5:30-6 p.m. Registration
6-9 p.m. Event program
UCCS - The Lodge

Enjoy dinner and a chance to network with other attendees through Network Café. Through intellectual speed-dating, participants will explore issues facing women at the university. Participate in a fun and creative drum circle facilitated by performance artist Crystal Lardy to finish off the evening.

CU Women Succeeding Symposium
Friday, Feb. 25
7:45-8:15 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Program
UCCS Ballroom, University Center


  • Keynote speaker: Susan Avery, president and director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, "From the Prairies to the Mountains to the Oceans: One Journey Through American Science (with apologies to Irving Berlin)"
  • Luncheon keynote speaker: Elizabeth Gee Memorial Award Recipient – TBA

Long Sessions:

  • Negotiating an Academic Career, Perspectives From Women Leaders
  • Excellence in Leadership: Creating and Sustaining Change at the International Level
  • Unicycling through the Big Top: Managing Life, Work and the World in the Higher Ed Circus
  • Beyond the Cookie Cutter: Innovative Strategies for Women's Health
  • Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

Short Sessions

  • I Think, Therefore I Am: Understanding the Language of Academic Success
  • Managing Power at Work: Bullying Others or Building Relationships
  • Intriguing Adventures in Administration
  • Keys to Being a Great Mentor
  • The Mad Hatter: How to Prioritize the Many Hats You Wear
  • Career and Motherhood: Balancing the Changes and Challenges Ahead
  • Designing an Interactive Elective Course by Beginning With the End in Mind
  • Teaching Gender in the Classroom: Toward New Solutions
  • Using Technology to Engage in Personal and Professional Development: Personal Learning Environments and You
  • Unique Opportunities for NTT Faculty: No Griping Allowed