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Welcome

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,

Masha Gartstein
Professor, Clinical-Development Psychology
Director of ADVANCE at WSU.

 

News and Announcements

  • Washington State Legislature Pre-Employment Inquiry Law, excerpt.

    SUBJECT

    FAIR

    PREEMPLOYMENT INQUIRIES

    UNFAIR

    PREEMPLOYMENT

    INQUIRIES

    Family

    Whether applicant can meet specified work schedules or has activities, commitments or responsibilities that may prevent him or her from meeting work attendance requirements.

    Specific inquiries concerning spouse, spouse’s gender, spouse’s employment or salary, children, child care arrangements, or dependents.

    Pregnancy 

    Inquiries as to a duration of stay on job or anticipated absences which are made to males and females alike.

    All questions as to pregnancy, and medical history concerning pregnancy and related matters.

     

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=162-12-140

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  • AVMA article: Motherhood and veterinary medicine: Tension between family, work responsibilities a continuing struggle

    “Dr. Pritt noted [a] complaint expressed by female veterinarians is the feeling that they can’t take time off to raise their children and successfully re-enter the profession.

     

    An article and survey produced in 2005 by the Harvard Business Review and the Center for Work-Life Policy lend credence to this belief. The survey revealed that, while 37 percent of highly qualified women “off-ramp” for some period of time, 93 percent want to return to work. Yet, only 74 percent succeed in rejoining the workforce, and only 40 percent return to full-time jobs.”

     

    https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/130401f.aspx

     

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  • Motherhood in Veterinary Medicine
    Discussion Panel this Thursday, April 27
    Noon-1 in Wegner G50

    “Join us this Thursday to discuss how pregnancy and parenthood affect the veterinary profession. Share your advice and personal experiences through an informal discussion panel.
    Current Discussion Panel Participants:
    Dr. Jennifer Ronngren, Alpine Animal Hospital
    Charlie Powell, Senior Communications Manager WSU CVM
    Bethany Colaprete, WSU CVM Counseling and Wellness Services
    YOU!

    Soon, students will be interviewing for our first jobs as veterinarians and many of us aspire to be veterinary practice owners someday. Many of us have already started a family or plan to … » More …

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  • NFDD Bootcamp

    24 hours. That is all we get in a day, and in that time span we are expected to sleep, eat, take care of ourselves, lecture, mentor, grade, be a mother, be a father, be a friend, be a daughter, be a son, conduct our research, engage in meetings that roll over into your next meeting. The rest tend to pile on. 24 hours, that is all we get to succeed and with life in Academia, there can never be enough hours.

     

    NCFDD offers a program that helps you, become a more successful faculty member. This program is designed to transform your personal and … » More …

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