"Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to institutional change with the intent of building on what organizations are already doing well, rather than trying to pinpoint problem areas and fix what is not working." This presentation discusses this approach, strengths in recruiting and how they can improve, and strengths in career development and how they can improve. It was presented at the 2008 ADVANCE PI meeting.
The intent of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s (CPP) National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program is to create a university-wide system of recruitment and career development that will enable women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines to be successful and advance into leadership positions.
How do you engage female faculty that are overworked, underpaid, and feeling isolated within their department? Such are the challenges faced by the ADVANCE grant at this four-year institution. With a five-year Institutional Transformation award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ADVANCE project is attempting to change the culture of the campus in order to increase the number of women faculty in STEM and to help further the careers of those already on campus.
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The methods and procedures outlined in these toolkits will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements and conduct effective program evaluations. Toolkits are available here.
The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network connects change leaders at ADVANCE grantee institutions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. advanceaimnetwork.org
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.