A Message from the Director:
2015-2016 has been a period of transformation for ADVANCE at WSU, as we transitioned from being an NSF funded effort, to a sustainable set of programs supported by WSU. Our efforts continue to be in line with the core mission set under NSF funding, focused on institutional transformation toward a more bias-free/faculty-friendly environment. The efforts have also expanded in terms of support for individual faculty members, which now includes under-represented minority faculty members in any discipline at WSU, and continues to apply to women faculty members in tenure-track positions in STEM disciplines.
We are very enthusiastic about implementing our core programs, aimed at the recruitment and retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines (as funded by NSF ADVANCE) and our new mission, which includes support of under-represented minority faculty members in all disciplines at WSU. We will continue our grant opportunities under existing programs: the External Mentor, the Transitions Grant, and the Leadership Training Program. In the past year, ADVANCE at WSU has also made the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) resources available to the WSU community, funding participation in the highly regarded Faculty Success Program for multiple eligible faculty members under the Leadership Training Program award. These opportunities will continue in the 2016-2017 academic year, and we will soon be offering an exciting extension to the External Mentor award, as well as bringing trainings and workshops to campus, through our ties to NCFDD, as well as other organizations.
Please contact us if you have any questions, and stay tuned to information regarding our many offerings and resources aimed at enhancing faculty success across the WSU community.
With best wishes for the start of another exciting academic year,
Professor, Clinical-Development Psychology
Director of ADVANCE at WSU
This event was to honor contributions of Candis Claiborn, who served as the Dean of WSU Voiland College of engineering for 12 years, and as a co-PI of the ADVANCE NSF Institutional Transformation grant, as well as a long-time ADVANCE at WSU steering committee member. This was also an opportunity to review progress of ADVANCE at WSU endeavors, and to make plans for future trainings and workshops.
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