Faculty Success (ADVANCE @ CSU)
An interdisciplinary Colorado State University team has been awarded a nearly $1 million ADVANCE Adaptation grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will allow CSU to leverage best practices and high-performing programs from other campuses that have had success in improving gender equity in STEM academic professions. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and academic professions.
The ADVANCE @ CSU Team will use NSF grant funding for new support positions in the Inclusive Excellence and Equal Opportunity offices, as well as funding for faculty member and departmental leaders to support equity universitywide.
The initial focus is STEM disciplines as supported by the NSF grant, but the work will extend universitywide as a broader initiative supported by the Office of the Provost. Additionally, programs will also improve equity for other employee groups in addition to the faculty.
The ADVANCE Program will focus on supporting:
1. Equitable recruitment
2. Retention of underrepresented groups
3. Department leadership in their equity efforts
4. Faculty and leadership to enact change in their own spheres of influence
Read about ADVANCE @ CSU in SOURCE:
ADVANCE @ CSU seeks to foster STEM faculty gender equity, cultivate campus partners
For further information, please contact Professor Ruth Hufbauer at Ruth.Hufbauer@colostate.edu.
ADVANCE @ CSU Leadership Team
Team Leader/Principal Investigator
(Office of the Provost)
(Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology)
Laura Sample McMeeking
(Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs)
(Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence)
(Director for Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness)