Nov. 22, 2021 – Halifax, NS – Science Atlantic
Science Atlantic, a charitable association supporting 18 post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada, is releasing today a report on the experiences of science faculty across the region. Science Atlantic’s goal with the report, called Broadening Horizons, is to uncover the goals and the needs of faculty and provide recommendations to enhance their professional experience and contributions.
The report summarizes faculty feedback regarding role satisfaction and the needs of post-secondary-science educators and researchers, including increased orientation for new faculty, mentoring opportunities, and cross-institution information sharing and learning.
A workshop on enhancing the new faculty experience will be hosted online November 26, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm AST. All are welcome and registration is free.
Founded on 1962 as the Atlantic Provinces Inter-University Committee on the Sciences (APICS), Science Atlantic’s mission is to advance post-secondary science education and research in Atlantic Canada. Research for the report started in Spring 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of several of the organization’s student conferences.
“We’ve been a network for 60 years and we know the importance of a STEM community. It’s our long history in Atlantic Canada that puts us in a great position to grow that community.” – Dr. Robert van den Hoogen, Board Chair, Science Atlantic; Professor, St. Francis Xavier University
“The pandemic showed us where gaps in our community lie. We have the chance to fill them through improving the experience of our educators and researchers. They in turn shape the experience of students. As an interprovincial organization we are in the right position to help.” – Lois Whitehead, Executive Director, Science Atlantic