The Huddle

The Huddle brings together junior faculty so they can meet with, learn from, and develop a sense of community by interacting with senior faculty who are proud to call Mizzou their home. The program offers a semi-structured, regular gathering opportunity for junior faculty (TT and NTT) so they can gain wisdom and advice from a diverse group of senior and retired faculty on issues and topics of special concern to faculty of color. In its current version The Huddle consists of approx. 25 junior faculty and 10 senior faculty. The program will be expanded as interest grows or the cohort’s needs require it, but the goal will be to keep each group small enough to facilitate meaningful dialogue and interaction. Junior faculty set goals at the beginning of their time in The Huddle, and challenges and problems will be brought back to The Huddle for collective brainstorming, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving. In addition to providing practical tips and tools, The Huddle offers a communal space on campus where faculty can cultivate a sense of belonging for faculty of color.
For questions about The Huddle, please contact Stephanie Shonekan ( or Alexandra Socarides (