Faculty Affairs Pop-Up Policy Session


Friday, October 21, 1-1:30 p.m.


Virtual on MS Teams. Participants will receive access details upon registration.

The Delphi Center is pleased to partner with the Office of Faculty Affairs to host a new series of “pop-up” policy sessions for UofL faculty. These engaging 30-minute online sessions are intended to increase participants’ awareness of how UofL governance plays into climate and collegiality, with a focus on making connections between institutional policy and faculty culture.

Data collected at UofL from the 2020 Faculty Satisfaction Survey (COACHE) revealed that departmental-level collegiality was an area that presented opportunities for improvement.

In this session, we will explore how the university’s guiding policies and practices—UofL Great Place to Work pillar, the CARDINAL Principles, and the Faculty Accountability Policy—hold us all responsible for creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes a culture of mutual respect with integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify behaviors and strategies that individual faculty can exhibit in contributing to making UofL a Great Place to Work at the unit level and beyond.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify institutional policies and practices designed to promote a culture of mutual respect and collegiality at UofL
  2. Reflect upon findings from the 2020 Faculty Satisfaction Survey (COACHE) related to department-level collegiality
  3. Discuss and share behaviors and strategies that individual faculty can exhibit to foster a culture of mutual respect and collegiality at the department level

Photo of Cherie Dawson Edwards

About the Presenter

Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards serves as the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Louisville. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and directs the Social Change Program in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Science in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. Dr. Dawson-Edwards is a passionate educator who is an exemplar of a justice-oriented scholar who focuses on the intersection of public policy and criminal justice with a specific focus on race, schools and juvenile justice. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly for institutional and community change, always striving to bring greater equity and inclusion to the policies and practices of organizations. She has worked with numerous school districts conducting professional development trainings and consulting on racial equity and restorative justice practices. Notably, Dr. Dawson-Edwards is an accomplished scholar with a variety of publications for scholarly audiences, policymakers, organizations and the community. Dr. Dawson-Edwards is also a recipient of the 2016 College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award for Service to the Community.

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