Career-development opportunities include an external mentor program that enables faculty to work closely with chosen experts in their fields.Learn more »
Grants and other assistance are available to help faculty in STEM disciplines maintain excellent work by addressing specific needs arising from work/life transitions.Learn more »
Workshops and seminars provide valuable training and insights for tenured and tenure-track faculty, emerging leaders, search committees, and administrators.Learn more »
ADVANCE at WSU provides tools to proactively recruit qualified female faculty in target disciplines and to equip new hires for success through meaningful preparation and networking opportunities.Learn more »
ADVANCE at WSU assists in formation and support of policies, opportunities, and programs to accommodate many personal and life-event situations.Learn more »
The offices for ADVANCE at WSU coordinate ADVANCE programs and activities, monitor institutional progress, disseminate faculty-friendly policies and results and best practices to the broader academic community.Learn more »
A Message from the Director – July 21, 2015
2015-2016 is a period of transformation for ADVANCE at WSU, as we are transitioning from being an NSF funded effort, to a sustainable set of programs supported by WSU. We are very enthusiastic about implementing our core programs, aimed at the recruitment and retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines at WSU (as funded by NSF ADVANCE) and our new mission which includes working to increase the numbers of under-represented minority faculty members in all disciplines at WSU. All of us working on ADVANCE at WSU programs are very excited about this new mandate from the Provost and Deans of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. We will continue our grant opportunities under existing programs, including the External Mentor Program, PRO-NET, and the Transitions GrantProgram. You are eligible to apply for these programs if you are a woman faculty member in a tenure-track position in a STEM discipline or an under-represented minority faculty member in any discipline at WSU. ADVANCE at WSU has established outstanding opportunities for women faculty in STEM disciplines and we look forward to offering these programs to our under-represented minority faculty as well. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
In the past year we have had changes in staffing, starting with the retirement of Nancy Magnuson, the transition of Sandy Watson to her role as Assistant to the Vice-President of Research, and then Laura Lavine serving as the Interim Director. I have just come on board as the Director, and in my new role, am happy to work closely with the ADVANCE at WSU new administrative assistant, Barbara Lyon, already proven to be an asset to the program. We want to sincerely thank our former Director, Professor Nancy Magnuson and her assistant Sandy Watson, for their many years of dedicated service promoting and supporting women faculty in STEM at Washington State University. We are also grateful for the efforts of our Interim Director, Laura Lavine, who continues to make important contributions to program planning and implementation, and the Principal Investigator for the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (NSF 0810927) grant, Candis Clairborn, whose commitment to ADVANCE at WSU has made these programs possible. We would also like to welcome our new Steering Committee members – Interim Co-provosts Erica Austin and Ron Mittelhammer. We look forward to their contributions to the programs offered by ADVANCE at WSU.
Finally, as we are closing out the final year of our NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant, we will continue to pursue opportunities related to this funding and welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have!
With best wishes for the start of another exciting academic year,
Professor, Clinical-Development Psychologist/Director Psychology/ADVANCE at WSU Johnson Tower, Rm 348 PO Box 644820 509-335-4651 / 509-335-9739 firstname.lastname@example.org
Goals of ADVANCE
Increase the percentage of women faculty in target science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and under-represented minority (URM) faculty in all disciplines.
Support policies and practices to enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and under-represented minority faculty.
Foster a positive, inclusive work environment through programs and career-development opportunities that include support at critical work/life transition points for all faculty.
Engage the WSU community to further the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation goals
The material on this site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 0810927. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.