Radical Empathy and a 14-Day Writing Challenge

The Faculty Hub invites all faculty to participate with us in two faculty development opportunities in March.

  • Book Talk with Dr. Terri Givens on Radical Empathy

We invite you to join us for an important faculty development opportunity with Dr. Terri Givens, founder/CEO of Brighter Higher Ed, political scientist, consultant, and a former vice provost and provost.

Dr. Givens’ forthcoming book Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides addresses issues of structural racism and the persistence of inequality and offers practical steps for calling out racism and affecting radical social change. This 90-min session will be part presentation and part workshop.  The book is not available until 2/25 and you do not have to have read it in order to gain from this session. If you are among the first 40 people to sign up, we will send you a copy of the book as soon as it’s available!

To learn more about the forthcoming book, please see this excerpt and consider joining us:

We will also hold a follow-up conversation on Thursday, March 25 from 9-9:50 a.m, facilitated by Keith “Mac” McIntosh and Linda Boland. If you would like to join us, please register for the follow-up conversation.

  • 14-Day Writing Challenge

It can be very hard to find 30 minutes a day for focused writing time, especially under current conditions.  However, if you would like to give it a try, here is a program that uses some motivational approaches to help you engage or re-engage in your writing.

Consider participating with us in a 14-day writing challenge sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This will occur from March 22-April 4 and you must register by March 17 (see below).  During the week of April 5, the Faculty Hub will offer a follow-up conversation for UR participants so that we can reflect on our experiences, celebrate our successes, and share tips on how to continue our writing momentum into the coming months.

New to NCFDD? No problem! UR has an institutional membership. Follow these steps to activate your account and sign-up for the challenge:

  1. Visit the NCFDD website
  2. Click “Join NCFDD”
  3. Select your institution from the drop-down menu
  4. Click “Activate My Membership”
  5. Complete a basic sign-up form with personal and professional information
  6. Activate your account by clicking the link in a follow-up confirmation email
  7. Once you are logged in, you will see information about signing up for the challenge under “Start Learning” on the main dashboard or under “Events.” Registration closes on March 17!