History of the Program
||In Fall 2013, Vice Provost Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi launched the first series of And Still We Rise, a highly successful faculty development program with 18 female-identified faculty participants on campus. A second cohort of 16 faculty participated in the series over the spring 2014 semester. They are pictured above at their final session with the Provost, Vice Provost and Deans Karshmer, Kumashiro, and Trasviña.
As a direct outcome of the program, members of these “sister circles” have volunteered to be a part of three specific working groups that met to address some of the issues raised during the sessions, and explore the ways in which the University can respond to these issues and implement positive change. Their recommendations on the following areas will be presented to members of the Office of the Provost:
- Campus Mediation Teams & Workplace Bullying;
- Creating a Safe Place & Also a Safe Person;
- Mentoring & Allies.
This program is part of an institutional initiative developed by Vice Provost Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi through the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach. And Still We Rise further advances our commitment to: enrich university and community engagement; promote inclusive dialogue, interpersonal experiences, and intercultural appreciation; and support a thriving campus community, culture and climate.