OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program

Applications for OASIS Are Now CLOSED

What Is OASIS?

The Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS) is a leadership and professional development program designed to accelerate the career development and advancement of academic women through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring, and individual coaching.  The program also aims to increase retention of academic women by reducing isolation and preparing women for leadership positions, especially in fields where women are underrepresented including STEM disciplines.

How Does the Program Work?

Participants develop strategies and skills to be more effective collaborators, communicators, negotiators, and personal advocates. They also benefit from a community of peers and senior colleagues.  The program is helpful to faculty at different points of their careers including new faculty as they navigate start-up and senior faculty as they consider taking on leadership positions as department chairs, program directors, or assistant deans. 

What Makes OASIS Different?

  • Reflection: “(It) allowed me to think out loud to help define what I want/need.” 
  • Taking Action: “She (coach) is also extremely helpful in terms of working through concerns and finding simple steps to address them in a positive way.”
  • Self-Direction: “By talking to her (coach) I was able to see what some options were for issues I had.”

Want More Information?

Contact the OASIS Program Director:

Beth Tracy
Office: 848-445-1271
Cell: 215-718-3587
Email:  beth.tracy@rutgers.edu