The goal of TRANSFORM, Teaching-Research-Advancement Network to Secure Female Faculty for Organizational Retention and Management, is to increase the recruitment, retention, advancement, and leadership development for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) female faculty at Gannon.
This link contains information on each of the Gannon University faculty members and staff working on the Transform Project.
Copy of the Gannon University Transform Grant Proposal
This site contains a list of posters, published papers, and reports organized by year.
The Dual-Career Services Strategy at Gannon addresses the recruitment and retention objective through the formation of the Dual Career Consortium of Northwest PA (DCCNP). The DCCNP identifies regional employment opportunities for trailing partners of prospective and employed faculty; provides a cohesive process for sharing information from major, regional employers in business and higher education; and establishes cooperative agreements with regional universities and industries to create a regional job data
The activities of the Research Initiation Award (RIA) strategy will help to realize the second objective of the TRANSFORM grant which is to increase the number of Gannon female faculty achieving advancement in rank. The research initiation award will provide resources for early- or mid- career, female STEM faculty as they pursue research initiatives that are likely to support promotion.
Integral to the coordination among the member institution is the development of a consortium website. The website includes links to Gannon University job openings as well as links to other, regional universities’ and companies’ job postings. The site collects data, such as the number of consortium applicants, the number of jobs posted and filled, and the length of time the consortium applicants used the site.
The activities of the third strategy will help to realize the third and fourth objectives of the TRANSFORM grant. The strategy will increase the number of continuing education opportunities for female faculty in the areas of leadership, and will educate administrators on the issues affecting success of STEM female faculty. These objectives are accomplished through the establishment of Leadership Trainings, a Leadership Forum, and a Regional Leadership Symposium.