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Women in the Academy

Women in the Academy is a one day, regional conference hosted by Baylor University. This year's conference theme is Supporting Women in the Academy. Attendees are given opportunities to learn and engage in activities to further their understanding about women in higher education. The conference is centered on graduate students, but faculty and administrators are welcome to attend. Both males and females are encouraged to attend! Suggested attire is business casual.

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The Women in the Academy Conference has posted the accepted proposals for the 2015 conference. Workshops are 45 minutes long and occur in the morning and afternoon.

Registration is $20 for an individual or a special group rate of $15 per person for groups of 5 or more. Registration will close April 2, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Alanna Martinez.

Register here

Comfort Suites is offering a discounted rate of $94 a night to conference participants. Mention the conference name and reserve your room by March 10, 2015 in order to take advantage of the offer. Click here to go to their website.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baylor University, Cashion Building, 5th floor (Click here for directions)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eileen Hulme
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Eileen Hulme has been an Azusa Pacific University faculty member since 2005. She possesses 20 years of experience in higher education administration, including three vice presidencies that position her well to teach courses in leadership and change in the Higher Education Department at Azusa. Hulme, a 2001 Fulbright Scholar in higher education administration, has taught at both the master’s and doctoral levels for the past 10 years and co-directed the M.S. in Student Services Administration Program at Baylor University. Her research interests include the development of meaning and purpose in college students, the effect of emotional intelligence on success in a university environment, and a strengths-based approach to leadership.

Objectives for the Women in the Academy Conference
  • To engage a variety of participants in intellectual discussion about women in higher education
  • For graduate students, faculty, and staff at Baylor University and other institutions in Baylor's region to connect and network
  • To learn about issues surrounding women in higher education and how to approach them
  • To provide opportunities to learn more about successful women in higher education and benefit by learning from their struggles and triumphs