The Tickle College of Engineering enjoyed a strong presence at the 2021 Aspire Summer Institute for STEM Faculty and Faculty Developers, held June 7–11 via online sessions. Associate Dean Ozlem Kilic and Associate Professor Jamie Coble presented on a planned mentoring program that would offer support for women in PhD studies who are interested in pursuing faculty positions and more.
“This team is committed to developing and implementing the mentoring chain to increase the readiness of our participants to move into leadership roles,” said Coble of the presentation. “Working together, we’ll leverage these existing efforts and identify gaps in available programming to create the mentoring chain from PhD students through faculty leadership.”
Implementation of these developments works in conjunction with Goal 6 of the college’s Diversity Action Plan. The presentation addressed the Aspire Summer Institute’s concentration on improving inclusive professional framework for faculty.