Jackson State University
JSU ADVANCE http://sites.jsums.edu/jsuadvance/
The Jackson State University ADVANCE project is a five year program funded by grant from NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation designed to enhance the overall work climate for women faculty in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) disciplines, while informing the larger academic community about issues that are relevant to women at HBCUs.
News & Events on the JSU ADVANCE website
JSUAdvance proposes a 6-component program
JSUAdvance announces the launch of its mentoring program beginning in December 2011. The program is established to support tenure and promotion of women faculty in the STEM and social/behavioral science fields. JSUAdvance will offer external coaches to women faculty in these fields.
The Summer Writing Retreat will provide a means of supporting the research career of STEM-SBS female faculty by providing a circle of faculty who focus on completing either a refereed paper or proposal during the summer. The goal is to redefine the role of female faculty in STEM-SBS by strengthening their research and writing knowledge. Ultimately, this component can be used to support all pre-tenure faculty, as part of the university’s promotion/tenure review process.
The establishment of visibility opportunities specifically designed for JSU STEM-SBS senior women faculty to expand their horizons, and highlight their work and accomplishments locally, nationally, and abroad is proposed. This component should also be considered as part of a university wide program available to all faculty, which will help the university achieve greater overall visibility.
A plan to mentor female administrators for advancing to upper administration and female faculty interested in becoming administrators is proposed. Leadership mentoring relationships will be formed specifically for STEM-SBS women who are administrators seeking to advance into upper administration or faculty seeking to advance into administration at all levels.
The goal of Bias Prevention Training is to transform the informal culture of the university by providing information to employees designed to help them understand and eliminate bias. Focus Groups and other methods of transforming the informal culture will be established. All methods will be infused with bias prevention educational strategies. These strategies will be designed to educate and mitigate biases by examining and rectifying issues that impact the retention and promotion of STEM-SBS female faculty
An ADVANCE Policy and Procedures Committee will be established to review policies and procedures at JSU and ADVANCE institutions and this committee will develop and integrate best practices for recruitment, retention, and tenure and promotion evaluation procedures.
Jackson State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), has accepted the challenge to transform the overall work climate for women faculty in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) disciplines. Although women have a definite presence on the campuses of HBCUs, women faculty with backgrounds in the STEM disciplines are disproportionately over-represented in lower faculty ranks and instructor positions, and are notably les
The overall emphasis of the JSUAdvance program is the advancement of women. JSUAdvancewill enhance the overall work climate at JSU not only for women in the STEM disciplines, but also for women in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBS), as well as informing and transforming the larger academic community about issues that are relevant to women at HBCUs.
Publications related to JSUAdvance
Jackson State University’s Theory of Action and Social Science Research Model
Trivia about women in STEM & SBS
JSUAdvance Contact Us page
This presentation from the 2011PI Meeting covers: ADVANCE programs at Jackson State University
ADVANCE-IT and Prairie View A&M University ADVANCE - PAID, and discussion of strategies to increase collaboration amongst MSIs to Advance Women STEM Faculty.