Iowa State University
ISU ADVANCE http://www.advance.iastate.edu/
This webpage details the application process for the ISU ADVANCE Scholar Program.
This form can be used to help evaluate possible new hires.
This document is a list of project, potential project (ex: Search Committee Training), and external proposals for funding.
In the fall of 2002, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Benjamin J. Allen convened a taskforce to review the recruitment and retention of women and minority faculty. Three primary factors spoke to the need for such a taskforce. First, in the ...
This document is a list of recommendations and best practices to create a diverse search. Examples include: "Create a search committee that is enthusiastic and genuinely committed to faculty diversity."
This document is a 6 page overview of the ADVANCE program at IA State. "Since its inception, ISU ADVANCE has been a program based on careful planning and data development, a program notably transparent as well as trans-disciplinary. Our central plan of a comprehensive institutional intervention that uses a bottom-up/top-down approach...
An informational brochure about the ISU ADVANCE Scholar Program and application process.
This webpage is a series of news stories. For example: "University and College Awards to STEM Women Faculty and ADVANCE Participants.
To meet ISU ADVANCE's goal of dissemination, program members have identified a process and criteria by which decisions about authorship will be made.
This webpage is a list of reports. An example is "U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century". The most recent report on this page is from 2006.
Iowa State University is not hiring, retaining, or promoting women faculty at the same rate as men faculty (Tables 1 and 2). This reflects a nation-wide trend identified by the National Science Foundation as a...
Listed on this webpage are groupings of links by Iowa State University’s ADVANCE Program on programs and groups in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, other, and Iowa state resources and partners.
Found on this webpage is a list of reading materials organized by Iowa State University’s ADVANCE Program. The most recent article on this page is from 2006.
Iowa State has been fortunate in its ability to attract top-rank scientists. But Iowa State University is not hiring, retaining, or promoting women faculty at the same rate as men faculty. This reflects a nation-wide trend identified by the National Science Foundation as a critical concern of universities struggling to attract and retain female students and faculty in STEM fields.
This document is a two page summary of the ISU ADVANCE program.
ISU ADVANCE Grant Proposal
In fall of 2001 the University Committee on Women appointed a Task-Force on Data Analysis to examine issues of data collection and reporting on the status of women at Iowa State University." This report includes "extensive recommendations for recording and improving women's status on campus.
The ISU ADVANCE program has notable successes in its first three years. Below we have summarized accomplishments relative to the program goals in our grant proposal.
The ISU ADVANCE Scholar program is intended to enhance the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty of color in STEM disciplines. The objective is to facilitate mentoring relationships between ISU STEM women faculty of color and eminent scholars in their fields. The target audiences are tenure-eligible faculty members as well as mid-career (tenured) faculty members who are nearing critical transition points in their careers.
ISU ADVANCE Retreat Summary
The Vice President of Human Resources for Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. shares his organization's experiences and suggests ideas about how business and academe can work more closely together. This document is from Panel #1 on the New Norm of Faculty Flexibility: Transforming the Culture in Science and Engineering.
This form for candidates to provide the details about upcoming department seminars aimed at demonstrating his/her proficiency in leading a class in a subject of his/her choosing.
A list on suggestions on what faculty members, department chairs, and search committees can do to recruit women faculty.
Iowa State University was one of two universities to be awarded a $25,000 award for innovative practices from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Iowa State University was selected for a creative database...
The complete conference program.
This presentation is an overview of the ADVANCE Program at ISU. It provides information about their goals, how they plan to change, and at the end there is a series of statistics and tables.
Dr. Marlene Zuk, gave a presentation and lead a discussion about bias in the evaluation of scholarship and its impact on the representation of women in science and engineering.
A link to a list of websites that offer a variety of information about life at ISU, in Ames, and in central Iowa.
This webpage is a list of presentations. With each presentation is the date, title, presenter, and title of the presentation.
The goal of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel participatory action model to produce institutional transformation resulting in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in the university.
"ISU ADVANCE has become Iowa State’s most prominent vehicle to recruit, retain, and advance women and women of color in STEM faculty positions. We are known for a well-managed network, innovative research, and an integrated approach to change. We work within departments using a Collaborative Transformation approach to improve the work environment for all faculty members."
This contains a wide range of resources available on the topics of faculty mentoring and the development and advancement of scholars. This resource guide is meant to provide you with foundational information on the benefits of and strategies for effective faculty mentoring and development of scholars.
Information on a discussion to generate ideas for recognizing and reducing unintentional bias in our everyday work. Those ideas are presented here, organized according to three themes: Departmental climate and culture, facilitation of faculty and staff meetings, and the role of leaders.
This webpage is a list of reports with links to the documents. An example is "A report on the status of women in the college of business).
Retreat invitation and information.
The ISU ADVANCE Program recognizes the importance work-life issues to recruitment and retention of excellent faculty.
The Iowa State University ADVANCE program aims to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields at ISU through a comprehensive institutional intervention plan. The program uses an integrated approach to...
The goal of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel participatory action model to produce institutional transformation resulting in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in the university.
Found on this webpage is a list of books on mentoring tips organized by Iowa State University’s ADVANCE Program. The literature is organized into books and journals and then into the areas of Minority Faculty Mentoring; Mentoring Female Faculty; Mentoring Junior/New Faculty; STEM Mentoring; Mentoring Models/Theory; Perceptions/Reactions to Mentoring; and, Training Mentors.
This document is a one page description of the ADVANCE Program at ISU: “The goal of the ADVANCE program 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.”
This document is a table of questions that should and should not be asked during an interview by subject.
Retreat schedule of speakers.
This form can help in evaluating the search process. It asks questions about timing, advertising, interviews, communication, resources, progress, and areas for improvement.
This document is a list of tips for writing a position description. An example is "Where appropriate, label qualifications preferred instead of required. Use should rather than must.
We investigate the effect of gender on the salary of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty at Iowa State University after controlling for factors such as department, rank, years in rank, productivity and the interactions among those factors...
This webpage has some quotations about what it means to mentor.
The 2002 report on the Status of Women at Iowa State University clearly demonstrates that women are not adequately represented in senior leadership positions. A number of initiatives (e.g., administrative internships) to include more women in university leadership positions have ...
The goal of the ISU ADVANCE program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. Our...
A list of the keynote speaker information and available PowerPoint presentations from the conference.
This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)...
The conference was primarily targeted at faculty and administrative professionals in science and technology related fields who are currently involved in or considering careers as tenured faculty members within a university or other educational institution.
This form can be used to help gather feedback on candidates. It provides space for comments on a candidates strengths and drawbacks.
Listed in this document are the benefits, barriers, and ISU’s approach to having a multidisciplinary ADVANCE Team. This was presented at the 2008 PI Meeting in the Roundtable on Building an ADVANCE Team.
This document is a list of goals for the third year of the grant.
This long presentation is a comprehensive background on the ISUADVANCE Program. It covers many of their initiatives and policies.
This webpage is a list of past events. An example is the STEM Women's Lunchtime Discussion.
This form can be used to evaluate a candidate on his/her teaching seminar. It asks for 1-4 ratings on things such as 'how clearly was the topic introduced?'
A list of the panel speaker information and PowerPoint presentations from the second day of the conference.
ISU faculty team who attended the 2008 Bix XII Faculty Development Conference reconvened at ISU to share the most important points brought home from the event.
This pdf is the agenda for the site visit to the IA State's site visit.
Information about the ISU ADVANCE Lectures program.
A listing of lectures sponsored by the ISU ADVANCE Lectures program.
This presentation explores initial findings on the use of flexible policies and provides related data on faculty attitudes about these policies. This document is from Panel #3 on the New Norm of Faculty Flexibility: Transforming the Culture in Science and Engineering.
This webpage is a collection of web resources for the Site Visit to IA State inclusing agendas and materials.
To improve the process and success rate of future faculty searches, it helps to know why current candidates accept or reject offers.
A presentation on how the National Director of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium helps dual career academic couples. This document is from Panel #1 on the New Norm of Faculty Flexibility: Transforming the Culture in Science and Engineering.
A list of tips on mentoring organized by tips for department chairs and tips for faculty and other mentors are listed on this webpage (ex: Understand the difference between mentoring and supervising).
This webpage is a series of upcoming events. An example is a workshop on Metagenomic and Proteomic Analyses.
Addressed in this document is the Collaborative Transformation Project run by Iowa State University’s ADVANCE program from the 2008 Roundtable on Climate Change at the Department Level. “The CT Project is designed to “mirror back” to faculty in each participating department positive and negative aspects of their own workplace climate...”. This document covers the data collection and dissemination process, benefits, outcome highlights, what is working well, challenges, and references for this program. It was
This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and...
This document is a two page description of the ISU ADVANCE Program.
This webpage is a series of events such as a talk on climate change.
“ISU, like most research-based universities, struggles to attract and retain women faculty in STEM. Attrition rates of women faculty are higher than those for male faculty and rates for faculty of color are higher than those for white faculty. Across ISU STEM departments, 26% of assistant professors, 22% of associate professors and 9% of full professors are women.” This webpage explains how their hiring and rank profiles reveal discrepancies and why their attrition rate for women is high.
This document is a series of questions to ask a job candidate. It is divided into categories addressing the candidate as a person, her background; the candidate and your college; and, the candidate's management skills.
This page provides links to various resources for conducting a faculty search, with emphasis on best practices for recruiting diverse candidates.
This document is a rubric for evaluating a job candidate.
This webpage is a series of news announcements about women who have won awards.
The goal of the ISU ADVANCE program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. Our approach...
This document is a list of questions that can be raised during a phone reference conversation. An example is "How well do you know the candidate, for how long, and in what capacity?
This document is a list of goals for the second year of the grant.
This presentation from the 2010 PI Meeting covers: ADVANCE grant at Iowa State University, how to use data in diversifying the faculty by Identifying and Naming Challenges, using Data and Mobilizing Support, moving beyond person-centered approaches, implementing programs, and measuring progress.
Slides from the 2010 PI meeting highlighting evolution and adaptation strategies employed by the Iowa State ADVANCE program.
This presentation from the 2010 PI meeting covers ISU ADVANCE 3-5 year comprehensive program to transform the institution’s cultures,practices, and structures in ways that make them more conducive to the recruitment,retention and promotion of women faculty and other underrepresented groups.
WELI’s objectives are to:
Increase the number of women in academic leadership positions.
Accelerate and enhance the success of women in academic leadership positions.
Establish and maintain a support network for women engineering faculty leaders.