New Mexico State University
NMSU ADVANCE Program http://www.advance.nmsu.edu/
These slides were presented at the 2005 PI ADVANCE meeting in Panel 2. The presentation covers the metrics that people first agreed upon in regards to increasing women in STEM, data that was collected using these metrics, and the toolkit that was developed.
A five-year, $3.75 Million NSF grant (2002-2006, and currently in no-cost-extension) has initiated groundbreaking programs for recruitment and retention of female faculty in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) at the main NMSU campus. The program targets 19 departments in STEM in three colleges: Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering.
This document is a proposed method for compiling information at each ADVANCE institution. It was compiled by New Mexico State University’s ADVANCE program for the 2005 PI meeting in Panel 2. “The standardization recommended in this toolkit offers potential benefits in terms of cross-institutional comparisons. A brief history of the evolution of the indicators is presented in Appendix 1.”
This presentation covers some of the successes of the ADVANCE program at New Mexico State University - such as start up package enhancement, and some challenges.
This presentation covers the mentoring initiative started by New Mexico State University’s ADVANCE program. The purpose, measures, and results are included. This presentation was given at the 2006 PI Meeting.
The ADVANCE Faculty Mentoring Program is a peer mentoring program for faculty. The program promotes professional development by connecting faculty with others who can advise, coach and guide them, as well as help them understand the NMSU context.
The program aims to provide both mentors and mentees with the chance to feel more connected to NMSU by this person-to-person commitment and to develop a network among the larger group in the program.
This presentation reports findings from a study that examined the amount of work space allocated to male and female faculty. It was presented at the 2005 PI meeting by New Mexico State University’s ADVANCE program in Panel 2.
An overview of New Mexico State University’s ADVANCE program can be found in this presentation. Their goals, organization, positions, and programs are explained. This presentation was given at the 2008 PI Meeting Roundtable on Collaboration Across Projects.
ADVANCE partners with the NMSU Hispanic Caucus and Office of the Provost to offer promotion and tenure workshops for all NMSU faculty twice a year. These workshops contribute to the transparency of the promotion and tenure process and thus increase retention of a vibrant, diverse faculty. They include workshops for pre-tenure faculty, tenured faculty seeking full professorships, and college-track faculty.
This is the second of two “toolkits” developed to provide ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE: IT) awardees with guidance on program evaluation. This toolkit includes information about:
Evaluation practices at ADVANCE institutions.
Basics of program evaluation
Presenting evaluation findings
Disseminating program evaluation findings
Glossary of evaluation terminology
Since 2002, the ADVANCE Program at the Teaching Academy has presented a broad range of opportunities to NMSU department heads who wish to excel in their role. In 2010, a formal Department Head Academy (DHA) was established under the direction of the Department Head Academy Steering Committee.
The Advancing Leaders Program is comprised of a cohort drawn from different colleges across NMSU. This year-long leadership program was established in 2004 and has served more than 150 faculty to date.
The program provides monthly workshops and a two-day off-campus retreat to develop leadership and managerial skills. Participants build ongoing networking opportunities, connect with a mentor from upper administration, and learn about the core values and best practices at NMSU.
Annual reports and institutional data from NMSU's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation and PAID grants are archived here.
“ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE: IT) funded programs are required annually to report data related to progress toward the goals of the program. The methods and procedures outlined in this toolkit will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirement. The appendix tables and charts can be used as templates for preparing your own tables.”
The ADVANCE–PAID Program (2007-2011) disseminated best practices from NMSU to its alliance members through training, mentoring and networking. The alliance members included the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.