Professional Development Opportunities

WCU Professional Development Programs

WCU offers a variety of professional training programs. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the Professional Development Programs page or contact Jill Thompson, Associate Director of Professional Development via email at

AAUW NC You Have the Power Virtual Series

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Title IX and Higher Education  

AAUW NC is inviting you to participate in this one hour premier program which will be interactive between the two speakers, focusing on what is Title IX, how it relates to “advancing gender equity for women and girls,” and why it’s in the news today.  Register today at the link below.

The Co-Presenters are from Western Carolina University:

  • Ivy Gibson, Associate General Counsel, Title IX Coordinator and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Stacey Miller, Associate Athletic Director for Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator

Dr. Mickey Randolph, President of the WCU AAUW branch and Professor in the Department of Psychology at WCU, will be the Moderator for the discussion.   The Co-Presenters will be answering your questions about Title IX.  Please submit your questions by September 17th

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Radcliffe Fellowship Opportunity 2021-2022

Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. The strength of the fellowship program is its diversity. To learn more, please click on How to Become a Fellow.

Radcliffe University welcomes applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. Applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts are due by September 10, 2020, and applications in science, engineering, and mathematics are due by October 1, 2020.

Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.

The following areas may be of particular interest:

  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.
  • We welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:
    • Law, education, and justice
    • Youth leadership and civic engagement
    • Legacies of slavery
  • Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, we welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.
  • Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and we welcome proposals that take advantage of our uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.