RAMP-UP! at Rensselaer: Publications & Reports

In order to measure the success of RAMP-Up events and initiatives, the leadership team has devised a number of ways in which to collect data and review the success of our goals and objectives.

A series of reports compiled for the National Science Foundation (NSF) have included a timeline for project implementation, periodic interim reports, an Annual Report, and baseline indicators.

Internal Periodic Reports

External Reviews and Reports

Durland Consulting conducted an in-depth analysis of the RAMP-Up program after our first year. Through extensive interviews and measurement of the available data in November of 2007, an external report of the program's impact was produced January 2008.

Speed Networking Evaluation

Speed Networking - an event inspired by Speed Dating - provided a campus-wide opportunity for women of various ranks to network with other faculty members. The event was conducted in six-minute rounds, maximizing the number of people faculty could meet with to discuss their work and research in order to locate opportunities for collaboration and make inter-disciplinary connections.     [See Results]

Colloquy & Celebration Events

The Colloquy and Celebration introducing RAMP-Up! provided an in-depth overview of advancement challenges facing women faculty nationally. The event focused on Rensselaer's progress in the retention of women in science and engineering disciplines.

In conjunction with the Colloquy, discussions of work life issues and an exploration of the value and uses of mentoring were conducted with faculty, administrators and institute leaders. Participants completed an event survey for each component of the two day Celebration.     [Worklife: See Results]       [Mentoring: See Results]

Faculty Women Workshops and Retreat

Our second year Kick-Off event consisted of a two-day retreat and was well attended. This initiative created new momentum for faculty, providing them with opportunities to discuss career barriers and possible strategies for overcoming impediments to promotion and tenure.

Workshops on many aspects of career growth were conducted, including sessions on mid-career advancement, tenure and promotion, social networking, negotiation and work-life balance.      [See Results]

Presentations & Publications

Dr. Deborah Kaminski, Speednetworking: NSF Advance Workshop at RPI Annual Conference, June 20-21, 2007
See Summary

Geisler, C., Kaminski, D., Berkley, R. (2007). "An Index for Understanding, Documenting and Resisting Patterns of Non-Promotion to Full Professor, The National Women's Studies Journal. "