Connection is a faculty support program designed for faculty members (TT and NTT), primarily assistant and early associate level professors, who identify with various intersecting identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, linguistic, and…) and those interested in supporting inclusion of these faculty members. 

Connection is built around four areas of support:

  1. Connecting to people and building community,
  2. Connecting to supports to progress through the tenure and/or promotion process,
  3. Connecting to people and resources on campus to support passions, interests, and as faculty holistically, and
  4. Connecting with purpose as scholars

Connection gathers monthly during the academic year for whole group and small group meetings on various topics related to the four points listed above.

Connection is facilitated by Maurice Gipson, Vice Chancellor of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity, and Candace Kuby, Associate Provost for Faculty Success.

For questions about the program, please contact Brooke Hartman ( in the Provost’s Office.