Women in the Academy

Women in the Academy 

The Women in the Academy Program (WITA) is a collaborative effort led by the Baylor Graduate School and Baylor’s Women Faculty Colloquium to support women graduate students and faculty throughout their journey in the academy.

Women in the Academy features two primary components: the Women in the Academy Conference and the Women in the Academy Mentorship Program. Explore the links below to learn more about the mentorship program and the bi-annual conference.


Women in the Academy Mentorship Program

The WITA Mentorship Program hosts monthly conversations with small groups of graduate student women and faculty mentors about a variety of topics pertaining to the experiences of women in academia. The WITA Mentorship Program Planning Committee welcomes all full-time women faculty holding terminal degrees to join us in supporting the next generation of women academics. 

Women in the Academy Conference

The Women in the Academy Conference is a one day, regional conference hosted by Baylor University. Previous conference themes have included Connecting Women in the Academy, Supporting Women in the Academy, and Holistic Leadership. Attendees are given opportunities to learn and engage in activities to further their understanding about women in higher education, and both men and women are encouraged to attend. The conference is centered on graduate students, but faculty and administrators are welcome. Suggested attire is business casual.

Faculty Development and Diversity

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