Montana State University
ADVANCE Project TRACS http://www.montana.edu/nsfadvance/
A list of upcoming and past Project TRACS Events
ADVANCE institutionalizes systematic support for women faculty in STEM/SBS fields through grant pre-proposal assistance, establishes a mentoring network of successful grantees, and establishes needed infrastructures to facilitate women engaging in inter-disciplinary research. This site contains information on the initiatives MSU is taking to accomplish this goal.
ADVANCE generates new programs, such as a family "care.com" network and dual career assistance program, and builds on existing programs, such as providing more flexible solutions for work-life integration in general and during major life transitions. This site contains information on the initiatives MSU is taking to achieve this goal.
This site contains articles and resources intended to provide information on work-life policies. Particular emphasis is places on Dual-Career Issues, Family Caregiving and Family Friendly Policies, and Men on the Tenure Track.
ADVANCE promotes respectful communication, sensitivity to the dynamics of relationships within a culture, and respect for the values and beliefs of cultures. It comes from the active and vigilant practice of maintaining cultural humility, and represents active attention and ongoing mindfulness. To realize this, we implement diversity depth hires, build an equity search toolkit and equity advocate program, and continue to engage the MSU community in unconscious bias education. This site contains information
Project TRACS team organizational chart of team members involved in the program
Number and Percent of Tenurable Faculty by Gender, Rank, Department and College as of May 9, 2011.
MSU's goal is to use extensive outreach and dissemination to bolster the broad impact of our findings. Working with our Communication and Dissemination Team we have expanded our three dissemination plans from our original proposal to meet this goal.
A list of links to published Advance Project TRACS news articles
A list of resources intended to provide information on how best to attract and retain faculty.
Information on MSU's "mini-conference" on Dual Career opportunities.
This is a youtube video of MSU's STRIDE Workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Diversity and Excellence. On April 29th, two members of the University of Michigan ADVANCE STRIDE* Committee visited MSU to present a workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Diversity and Excellence. This presentation was designed to provide information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified and, if selected for offers, successfully r
Worksheet providing strategies to broaden the applicant pool, improving the screening process, and recruiting the best underrepresented candidate.
The WFC is a partner of ADVANCE project TRACS and an advisory group that was first organized in 2006 to address the concerns of women faculty as well as gender-specific issues across campus and beyond. The WFC supports women faculty at all stages of their careers in a variety of mentoring and networking activities. The WFC participants are committed to promoting the accomplishments of MSU's colleagues in their research, creative work, teaching, service, and administration.