University of Colorado at Boulder
This webpage gives information about the program and about the ASCENT workshops. Contact information is also listed on this webpage
This document is a series of tables showing statistics about the NSF Required Data Indicators.
“The purpose of the Women's Resource Center is to create a campus environment where women will thrive. We are a dynamic and engaged learning community committed to social justice and working for equity for all people. The WRC offers leadership opportunities to students and works in collaboration with a variety of campus and community partners. We support women on campus and in the larger community.” From this website you can navigate to news, events, library, resources, services, volunteering, about, photos
This short presentation introduces networking and why it is valuable.
E and ER conducted evaluation-with-research studies for LEAP, Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. This ADVANCE project has sought to improve the representation and advancement of women on STEM faculties and academic leadership. Formative and summative evaluation of LEAP’s faculty development activities examined how...
Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP) has been funded by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program. ADVANCE as a whole, and LEAP in particular, seek to facilitate women’s representation, advancement, and leadership in academia...
This webpage is a list of announcements - such as the program being posted on another website, and a list of upcoming events.
This brochure provides information on the bias and assumptions, general faculty search tips, resources for diversity, and recruitment and retention links.
“The Chancellor's Committee on Women (CCW) is an informed advocate for all women on the campus — classified and unclassified staff, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty; undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and administrators. As a representative committee of women across campus, our collective experience is diverse and proactive...” From this website you can navigate to information on members, meetings, reports, awards, and resources.
Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP) is an initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder that was funded by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program from 2002 through 2008...
The LEAP (Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion) program at the University of Colorado, Boulder funded through the NSF ADVANCE initiative is a five-year project to promote the institutional transformation needed to increase the representation of women in leadership positions in the science and engineering disciplines.
This webpage is the first webpage to the ASCENT program. It gives a brief introduction to their program with their goals
In this backstage tour of a feminist social action research project, we focus on consequential, if routine, methodological tensions that are usually unacknowledged. These are described under three categories: vital variables, feminist consciousness, and insider/outsider status. First, quantitative analyses of salary data show that theoretically vital variables are obscured by university record-keeping and routinely excluded from otherwise refined regression analyses, making interpretation of regression resu
The 2003 Faculty Climate Survey benchmarks the following indicators of the work environment at the University of Colorado: interpersonal relations, collegiality, leadership, mentoring, diversity, and institutional support. These results will be compared to future results from the same survey in order to measure LEAP’s impact on institutional change.
This paper delves into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Ph.D. students’ relationships with their advisors. Through in-depth, semi-structured interviews, late-stage graduate students in STEM fields describe characteristics of their primary advisors as well as the dynamics of their relationships with them. From these narratives we construct an “ideal type” advisor. Weber's notion of an ideal type is a conce
A summary of the LEAP (Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion) project at the University of Colorado is presented in this document for the 2005 ADVANCE PI Meeting in Panel 5. They have set up workshops with stipends to “develop the skill sets of faculty members and promote best practices... This stipend is a clear incentive for junior faculty who also like the fact that we market the workshops as a ways to get off to a fast and successful start and have an application/selection procedure.”
This webpage is a list of related readings on the topic of women and minorities in science and engineering.
Evaluation interviews with University of Colorado at Boulder faculty conducted for the LEAP project (Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion) yield a wealth of data about faculty concerns that inhibit their effectiveness and reduce job satisfaction...
Dr. Margaret Eisenhart from the School of Education began a review of research as part of the outreach of the LEAP project in October, 2002. At that time, Dr. Eisenhart enlisted the assistance of Ph.D. student Kristy Martinez. Our review focused on two components of college women's experiences within the sciences, primarily physics.
Four institutional factors are identified that can impede faculty career development, especially for women. While most faculty cope with one or more of these systemic factors as part of their work lives, when these factors are present together...
This brochure is a list of work-life policies such as dual career couples, family medical leave, or tenure and promotion.
I refine several theoretical approaches into five hypotheses to test whether segregation, human capital, discrimination, and demographic inertia explain gender inequality among faculty at 'Big U.'
We conducted the interviews from which these quotations are drawn in our role as evaluators for a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Institutional Transformation project on our campus, the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through the ADVANCE initiative, NSF has supported...
This is a five page list of readings with the titles and authors.
This webpage is a list of the workshops offered by the ASCENT program.
“The CU Women's Network, of the University of Colorado at Boulder, focuses on the professional needs of women staff at all levels of the classified and professional exempt systems, by providing networking and mentoring opportunities; promoting professional development; addressing issues specific to women staff; and advocating the career advancement of women at CU.” From this webpage you can navigate to meetings and activities, committees, resources, operating principles, and contact and membership informati
While the LEAP project’s ultimate goal is to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the sciences and engineering disciplines, we believe that the best way to do this is to make this institution one where all faculty members feel supported in doing their best work and which offers opportunities to all to excel. As a result, LEAP workshops are open to all tenure track faculty – independent of gender or field.
Final reports for the LEAP Individual Growth and Department Enhancement Grants for 2007 were evaluated to identify the individual and institutional outcomes of this pilot faculty development program. Qualitative analysis of these reports shows that the proposed activities for both Individual Growth and Department...
Last November the LEAP program hosted an NSF site visit team. The visit, close to the program midpoint, gave us a great opportunity to take stock and reflect upon the progress made and to refocus on our goals for the remaining two years.
Lessons learned from trying to run a mentoring program are listed in this document. Specific tips on developing the program, coaches, and other issues are provided. This document was presented at the 2008 ADVANCE PI meeting by the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Michigan in a roundtable session on Mentoring and Networking.
This presentation from the 2011 PI Meeting covers a description of strategies for organizational change using Bolman & Deal’s multi-frame model of organizational analysis, research and theoretical work, and strategic change interventions in ADVANCE programs. (Progress report on longer term study of first two rounds of IT grantees.)
This presentation from the 2010 PI Meeting addresses evaluation of institutional change after implementation of ADVANCE programs and what has been learned from evaluation studies.
This website is one product from a PAID research study focused on examining the organizational change strategies and processes used at the universities in the first two rounds of ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grants. The Toolkit highlights 13 of the most frequently used change interventions, offering a Brief on each one that highlights the rationale and purpose of the intervention, various models and examples of how the intervention might be used, and a discussion of the associated affordances and li