The NSF-ADVANCE Mission is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Advance Portal Website.
The MU-ADVANCE Program Mission was to increase recruitment and retention of female STEM faculty at Marshall through faculty development initiatives, enhanced recruitment efforts, and improved institutional climate.
MU-ADVANCE Program Summary:
The goal was to empower a strong core of administrators and female science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty to initiate and maintain institutional climate, and to improve the recruitment and success of female faculty.
The Program provided a unique setting in which to test an important model of faculty-administrator partnerships for implementing change at a primarily undergraduate institution and within the West Virginia (WV) higher education system. The MU-ADVANCE Program impacted STEM faculty in four of Marshall's colleges through an integrated approach comprised of three initiatives: 1) Recruitment and Networking; 2) Faculty Development; and 3) State and Institutional Policy.