Symposium Resources

Session Schedule Map

The PTK Symposium schedule is based on the EST zone. All sessions will be live with a mix of live and pre-recorded presentations. To view the description,  presenters’ names, bios, and other details, locate the session on the Breakout Sessions page. Each session will have its own zoom link which registered participants will receive via email.

Session Time Session Title
9:00-9:50 am Plenary Session | Welcome and Introduction
Opening Remarks from President Pines
Concurrent Session 1
10:00-10:30 am Diversity and Inclusivity
Anti-Racism in Teaching
Diversity and Inclusivity
Anti-Racism in Research Design
Concurrent Session 2
10:30-12:30 pm Negotiation and Self-Advocacy
10:30-11:15 am Leadership
Skills Session | Teaching
11:15-12:00 pm Practical Mentoring
UMD Research Development Resources
12:00-1:00 pm Optional Breakout Session | Lunch
Concurrent Session 3
1:00-2:30 pm Confronting Rank-based Bias
1:00-1:45 pm Promotion to the Highest Rank
Skills Session | Service
1:45-2:30 pm Shared Governance
Skills Session | Administration
Sessions Schedule
Time Session Title
9 am to 10 am Plenary Session: Welcome and Introduction with Opening Remarks from President Pines
10 am to 10:30 am Diversity and Inclusivity: Anti-Racism in Teaching
Diversity and Inclusivity: Anti-Racism in Research Design
10:30 am to 11:15 am Leadership
Skills Session: Teaching
11:15 am to 12:00 pm Practical Mentoring
Skills Session: Research
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Rank-Based Bias
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Optional Breakout Session; Lunch
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm Promotion to the Highest Level
Skills Session: Service
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm Shared Governance
Skills Session: Administration
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Negotiation and Self-Advocacy
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Post-Event Breakout Session

Zoom Backgrounds

Working from home at the kitchen table? Hide your surroundings with a Symposium-themed zoom background. Check them out in this Google Drive folder.

Code of Conduct

The PTK Symposium conference benefits from a diverse, dynamic, and welcoming community.  We trust that attendees will behave towards each other in a way that reflects the view widely shared by this community, that diversity and civility are strengths to be celebrated and fostered.

Furthermore, we believe that the Symposium will be more productive and enjoyable for everyone if a professional atmosphere prevails, meaning that all attendees may expect to

  • be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect;
  • be free from any form of discrimination, victimization, harassment or bullying;
  • enjoy an environment free from unwelcome behaviour, inappropriate language and unsuitable imagery.

If problems covered by this code of conduct arise, please contact Kathy Sharp or Heather McHale directly, or send an email to

Symposium Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors:

  • The Office of Faculty Affairs
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Information Studies
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • School of Public Policy
  • School of Architectural Planning and Preservation

Organizing Committee

  • Heather Moreland McHale, co-chair
  • Katherine Sharp, co-chair
  • Sheila Lalwani
  • Alexandra Calloway
  • Andrea Goltz
  • Brit Saksvig
  • Candace Maddox Moore
  • Jessica O'Hara
  • Catherine Stephens
  • Colleen Worthington
  • Diganta Das
  • Ebony Terrell Shockley
  • Elizabeth Lathrop
  • Heidi Bulich
  • Jean-Louise Snell
  • John Straub
  • Joanne Klossner
  • Lee Friedman
  • Marc Pound
  • Michele Frazier
  • Paul Goeringer
  • Shevaun Lewis
  • Virginia Rosenkranz