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ADVANCE Partners

Iowa State University - ISU ADVANCE

Iowa State University ADVANCE (ISU ADVANCE)

Funded by an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award (2006-2012), ISU ADVANCE is the result of the institutionalization of the policies and practices developed through the award. It has become Iowa State’s most prominent vehicle to recruit, retain, and advance women and people of color in faculty positions at all levels of the university. The program identifies cultures, practices, and structures that enhance or hinder the careers of ISU faculty, and works with faculty and administrators to transform university policies, practices, and academic culture in pursuit of a diverse and vibrant faculty in all academic discipline.

The ADVANCE Partnership project focuses on the cross-institutional adaptation and assessment of the department chair professional development, one of the institutional programs that followed the ADVANCE IT phase.



Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech - The ADVANCE Initiative

Michigan Tech - The ADVANCE Initiative

ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is a $1 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2018 to promote campus-wide faculty success and the NSF ADVANCE vision of STEM equity. A participant in the NSF ADVANCE program since 2006, Michigan Tech and the ADVANCE team led by PI Adrienne Minerick (College of Computing) and Co-PIs Sonia Goltz (College of Business), Patty Sotirin (Humanities), and Andrew Storer (College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science), will initiate programs aimed at increasing faculty retention, success, and inclusion. Target audiences for these programs include academic leadership, tenured faculty, and under-represented minorities.



North Dakota State University - NDSU ADVANCE FORWARD

North Dakota State University - NDSU ADVANCE FORW

FORWARD (Focus on Resources for Women's Advancement, Recruitment/Retention, and Development) Faculty Initiatives for Gender Equity include an array of campus-wide activities focused on gender parity and equity, with an emphasis on STEM women faculty.  FORWARD contributes to the Mission, Vision and Core Values of NDSU by participating in the ongoing work for diversity, equity, and inclusion that is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Equity





Western Michigan UniversityWestern Michigan University - 2019 HEED Award Recipient

Diversity and inclusion efforts underway at Western Michigan University helped it earn recognition for the seventh year in a row from a national publication that focuses on diversity in higher education. WMU was one of 93 institutions from around the nation named an annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity—HEED—honoree by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. WMU has been honored by the publication each year since 2013.

"We are honored that Western Michigan University has been named a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award winner for the seventh year in a row," said WMU President Edward Montgomery. "We recognize that diversity is our strength and this distinction is a testament to our commitment to building broader diversity within our student body and across our faculty ranks. While we graciously accept this accolade from INSIGHT into Diversity, we know that we have more work to do and we will continue to make strides in enhancing inclusivity and engagement across our campus." Read More