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Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity News
June 2018

Sydney Y. Rucker recently joined the IU School of Medicine as the new Director of Diversity. Sydney is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. She most recently worked at the Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center, where she served as a project coordinator. Sydney looks forward to using her skill sets in cultural competency, interprofessional education, partnership development, and curriculum design to advance the mission and vision of the Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity.

The IUSM Regatta BBQ is a family-friendly event offering an opportunity for IUSM faculty, staff, and learners to meet, greet, and kick off the school year. The Regatta consists of a half-mile canoe relay competition involving teams of up to eight students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP.

Saturday, September 22


Teaching @ IUPUI offers workshops throughout the year, which fulfill competencies from the Academy of Teaching Scholars. The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Academy of Teaching Scholars is a program designed to develop quality and innovation throughout all aspects of instruction within the school.



Networking is a great way to cultivate productive relationships to advance your career. Both extroverts and introverts alike will benefit from investing in professional connections. This lecture will guide you through a systematic approach to networking, with readily applicable tips and concrete advice.

Monday, October 8
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Walther Hall (R3), C303/C305


Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns
Join the CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns, which invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively.

Tenure Decisions
Tenure Decisions presents audiences with 4 vignettes, each of which highlights a different moment in a tenure committee's evaluation of one of their colleagues.

Student Climate Concerns
Wednesday, September 26 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tenure Decisions
Wednesday, September 26 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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