April 18, 2022
To: UNCG Faculty
From: Debbie Storrs, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
RE: Two Faculty Development Opportunities
I am pleased to share with you a couple of faculty development opportunities. The Provost’s Office will support 10 faculty members for the North Carolina ACE Women’s Network Conference and sponsor one faculty member for the BRIDGES Program. Please consider these opportunities to enhance your leadership experience.
The North Carolina ACE Women’s Network Conference will be held virtually on June 3rd. The North Carolina ACE Women’s Network is a nonprofit, volunteer organization seeking to support women in North Carolina higher education. The theme this year is Navigating Through Hard Times Together. The Provost’s Office will sponsor 10 faculty members to attend. If you are interested, please send a letter detailing your interest and how the conference can assist you in your career goals to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st.
The BRIDGES program will be hosted at UNC over four weeks in the fall. BRIDGES is an inclusive professional development program dedicated to supporting women in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities, or those who demonstrate a commitment to supporting women and gender issues and equality in the academy. It is designed to help participants identify, understand, and build their leadership roles in the academy. You can read more about it here.
Each year the Office of the Provost selects and sponsors one participant from UNCG for the BRIDGES program. The participant must also apply to the BRIDGES program with the final decision made by the BRIDGES selection committee. The BRIDGES application packet includes a form, a summary resume/curriculum vita, an essay and two letters of recommendation. If you would like to be considered as the sponsored provost’s office participant, please submit your BRIDGES packet to email@example.com by May 20th. The faculty member selected will be guided on next steps.