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This presentation covers the bias in service appointment and work.
This presentation covers some of the initiatives of the ADVANCE program at Georgia Tech. These include making evaluations clearer, changing the climate of a department, and work-life arrangements. Graphs and data are included. This presentation was given at the 2006 PI Meeting.
This document covers the questions and their answers. An example is, "How do you get continued buy-in with previous, current and new administrations? And how do you keep it?"
“The Georgia Tech (GT) NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program took an integrated approach to institutional factors to support the full participation and advancement of women and to establish a model of best practices in academic science and engineering, constituting the core intellectual merit and broader impacts of the initiative.”
The fourth annual conference held as part of the ADVANCE program was an effort to evaluate the current initiatives within the project and focus on the results of the Promotion Tenure Advance Committee (PTAC) that have been implemented in the promotion and tenure process at Georgia Tech.
For the 2005 PI meeting Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE program put together a summary of their ADEPT tool for promotion and tenure groups. ADEPT “consists of a downloadable application that contains case studies and related activities appropriate for group discussion or individual use by candidates, members of committees, and other faculty.”
As part of this project, Georgia Tech commissioned an external evaluation to document and assess the accomplishment of its main goal, to be measured in terms of increases in the recruitment, promotion, tenure, and retention rates of women faculty in...
Sample titles from slides in this presentation are ADEPT construction, PTAC report, ADEPT career case studies, GT faculty development online resources, and case study discussion and ADEPT session.
This webpage is the agenda from a mini two day conference. The names of the presentations and presenters are listed. There are some links to presentations.
The GT NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program is taking an integrated approach to institutional factors that supports the full participation and advancement of women, and provides a model of best practices, in academic science and engineering--constituting the core intellectual merit and broader impacts of the initiative.
This presentation is a description and sample outcomes from work of a committee on promotion and tenure.
Listed in this document are the reasons why Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE institution has been a success. An example of one is the willingness of Georgia Tech to provide needed resources. This list was compiled for the PI2005.
“The Women's Resource Center strives to be a comfortable, gathering place for all women at Georgia Tech. Located next to the Student Center in the Student Services (Flag) Building Suite 131, students can learn about resources available on campus and in the community, receive assistance in a crisis situation or just relax. We also provide programming on a wide range of women's interests from career seminars to personal development workshops to canoe camping!” Additional information about the women’s resource
The Second Annual Georgia Tech NSF ADVANCE Conference took place on April 23 and 24, 2003, at the Evergreen Conference Resort at Stone Mountain. Invitees included every tenure-track academic woman faculty member, all deans, associate deans and school chairs, as well as other special guests.
This presentation covers the topics of: the GT ADVANCE Program, Interviews with GT women faculty, Interviews - findings and implications, Survey from peer institutions, and GT and peer institutions.
This document outlines five areas of Georgia Tech ADVANCE program practices that have been made: grants awarded for advancement; tenure and promotional processes; work environments; work-family arrangements; and, participation in ‘decision making’. It was written for the PI2005.
This webpage is a list of links to the report on promotion and tenure in both html and pdf versions. "The Promotion and Tenure ADVANCE Committee (PTAC) was formed in July 2002 as a component of Georgia Tech’s NSF-funded ADVANCE Program for Institutional Transformation. PTAC was charged by the ADVANCE Program to serve as a grassroots faculty group aimed at identifying and addressing a wide range of academic issues related to faculty development and promotion and tenure evaluations.
The ADVANCE Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was funded in 2001 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The main goal of ADVANCE is to develop and implement in innovative model that uses an integrated...
Supported by GT NSF ADVANCE funding, CoE ADVANCE Professor Jane Ammons developed a career coaching practice that allows a faculty member to receive advice regarding her vita and career building from different mentors during one session.
From 2001-2006 Georgia Tech has focused their efforts on increasing the advancement of female faculty members. This handout discusses the need and the success.
This webpage is the agenda from a mini two day conference. The names of the presentations and presenters are listed.
This short presentation covers how to be a successful research program.
This is a table of activities at different institutions and what has been tried.
For the 2004 site visit by NSF the provost and vice president for academic affairs gave this presentation. It covers an overview of Georgia Tech and then statistics on the number of women in departments.
This webpage is a list of current initatives like faculty advancement, workshops, and career coaching.
On this webpage are the summaries from the second round NSF institutional Grantees.
Each year Georgia Tech posts their Annual Reports in a magazine called Energeia. This year's magazine reports the successes of the past five years and talks about what they hope to accomplish in their remaining time.
The Third Annual Georgia Tech NSF ADVANCE Conference took place on April 20 and 21, 2004,at the new Georgia Tech Conference Center. The audience for this national conference included not only Georgia Tech invitees, but also participants from other institutions that hold ADVANCE grants.
The third annual conference held as part of the ADVANCE project was an effort to evaluate the current initiatives within the project in all the ADVANCE grantee institutions. The conference was a national conference and had attendees from other ADVANCE grantee schools and other schools that...
This presentation is brief overview of the ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech. Graphs are included
The second annual conference held as part of the ADVANCE program was an effort to evaluate the current initiatives within the project and focus on those in the area of the promotion and tenure process at Georgia Tech. In this light the event was a notable success as it was able to present current trends in promotion and tenure policies and create an awareness among attendees concerning the efforts currently underway to make the promotion and tenure process more transparent and fair.
This webpage is a list of links to things like day care centers or the concierge service.
This presentation covers findings from a study that used semi-structured interviews to look at participation, performance, and advancement.
The new Georgia Tech and Home Park Childcare Center opened in mid-January 2003. The Center is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the No. 1 childcare management provider in the U.S. with over 400 locations.
This presentation covers the ADVANCE program and their initiatives
In this presentation is a discussion of how Georgia Tech is different than other national institutions and the presenters insights as a female dean. This presentation was given at Georgia Tech’s 2004 NSF Site Visit.
This poster provides an overview of the institutional transformations that have gone on at Georgia Tech through their ADVANCE program. Their ADEPT program, family-friendly practices, and the data they’ve gathered can be found here.
“As part of Georgia Tech's NSF ADVANCE Program faculty may apply for funding available for supplementing teaching loads related to childbirth or family leave. These applications must be approved by chair, dean and provost. This funding is limited and must be shared across Colleges based on number of requests and departmental budgetary constraints.” Information about the program is organized into the categories of Active Service - Modified Duties Statement of Intent, Procedure, What to include in your reques
This presentation gives an overview of family friend practices at Georgia Tech such as childbearing leave and daycare facilities.
The first annual mini-conference held for the women faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology.
This webpage is a list of links to old news and events from 2002-2005.
“The ADVANCE Program for Institutional Transformation, with the support of interested individuals around campus, has proposed the creation of five nursing moms centers on the Georgia Tech campus. Each center will: Be a private space for nursing moms to express milk; Be available for faculty, students and staff; Contain a professional grade pump, mini-refrigerator, chair, table, breastfeeding/parenting literature; Serve a particular area on campus, i.e., the Administration Building, the Student Center and th
This presentation is a set of discussion points for work-life balance.
This presentation covers some of the efforts for institutional transformation through Georgia Tech's ADVANCE Program.
This presentation is a quick guide to the steps towards tenure.
A list of summer camps in the Georgia Tech area are listed on this webpage with links to their corresponding websites.
This webpage is the agenda from a mini two day conference. The names of the presentations and presenters are listed. There are some links to presentations.
This is the head webpage for the ADEPT tools. “ADEPT provides case studies and various forms of reference material relevant to promotion and tenure evaluations. One of the primary goals of the instrument is to assist users in identifying forms of bias in evaluation processes to achieve fair and objective evaluations.”
This webpage is a list of family-friendly policies such as extending the tenure clock, active service and modified duties, and a nursing moms program.
The Georgia Tech (GT) ADVANCE Initiative takes an integrated institutional approach to organizational factors that support positive outcomes—and best practices—among faculty in academic science and engineering.
This document is a reading list for a workshop on Leadership Development.
Dr. Virginia Valian is a Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Hunter College-CUNY; author of "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women," (MIT Press, 1998); and the Hunter College ADVANCE Program Principal Investigator.
Sample titles from slides in this presentation are: networking is a natural process, we can stimulate the process by, a successful faculty career, and early career network cornerstones.
Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program has an initiative to help people who need to change their duties with funding. Information on this program can be found in this presentation which covers how to apply, what to put in your request, request letter formats, guidelines, leave issues, criteria, and data.
In order to make sustainable change in an institution through an ADVANCE grant this presentation suggest 7 questions to ask. Examples from different institutions along with a list of best practices are included. This presentation was given at the 2008 ADVANCE PI Meeting.
The fifth annual conference held as part of the ADVANCE program was an effort to update stakeholders on the current project initiatives at Georgia Tech.
Responding to this broad, ambitious charge, PTAC pursued a series of manageable tasks resulting in documents and tools designed to enhance evaluation processes. The committee met once or twice monthly from October 2002 through July 2003, and in April 2003, PTAC contributed case study sessions on promotion and tenure cases at the annual Georgia Tech ADVANCE Conference.
This presentation covers the problems within trying to measure change in institutional culture.
This report lays out the design of the external evaluation, presents data collected in the second year of the ADVANCE project as well as baseline data against which this second year data will be compared, and reports on differences highlighted by these comparisons.
If we look back over the past century, two of the most powerful social trends to emerge were the women’s movement and the technological revolution.
To help measure progress at Georgia Tech, their ADVANCE Program has listed their evidence that changes have been made. How they measured progress, collected data, and evaluated it is explained on this webpage.
This presentation gives an overview of initiatives from the ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech such as ADEPT and mentoring programs.
Offers resources in the areas of personnel services, policies and procedures, and campus resources.
This webpage is a list of report magazines, events such as the student/faculty interaction workshop, and a list of other news.
Each year Georgia Tech posts their Annual Reports in a magazine called Energeia. In their second magazine, they discuss the two major initiatives undertaken that year: a survey of male and female faculty on perceived barriers and facilitators, and an assessment of tenure procedures and their inherent biases.
ADEPT stands for Awareness of Decisions in Evaluating Promotion and Tenure. It “is designed to prepare promotion and tenure candidates and members of faculty evaluation committees.”
The NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program (2001-07) at Georgia Tech took an integrated approach to institutional factors supporting the full participation and advancement of women, providing a model of best practices in academic science and engineering, and thereby constituting the core intellectual merit and broader impacts of the initiative.
One of the aims of the ADVANCE program is to strengthen and expand the scope and impact of family-friendly policies here at Georgia Tech.
This document is a table of data indicators and how they were originally measured.
“Using multi-staged methods developed in this research for coding/analysis of interview data, this article portrays women’s reported experiences of participation, performance, and advancement in academic science and engineering in a major technological institution. The methods and findings have implications for understanding the complexity underlying women’s participation and performance, and for practices and policies to support advancement of women faculty, particularly those in research universities.”
In accordance with the Georgia Tech proposal, termed professorships have encouraged the development of networks of women faculty in NSF colleges. Women faculty in these colleges meet as groups frequently and are individually mentored by the ADVANCE professors
This poster gives an overview of the ADVANCE program at Georgia Tech. Their objectives, initiatives, research and ADEPT program are explained. This poster was presented at the 2006 PI Meeting.
This webpage is a list of resources, or tentative resources.
“The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) proposes an integrated approach to institutional factors that will support the full participation and advancement of women, and provide a model of best practices, in academic science and engineering. Georgia Tech will build upon previous activities and momentum for the advancement of women. The Georgia Tech ADVANCE team encompasses breadth and depth of leadership, critical for institutional transformation, and includes: the Provost and the Deans, faculty,
This presentation covers research done to look at faculty perceptions and experiences.
The purpose of the external evaluation is to collect and analyze summative data to measure the project’s success in meeting the objectives outlined below. These objectives address the broad areas of promotion and retention of female faculty; recruitment practices; and resource allocation.
The Georgia Tech (GT) ADVANCE survey is closely tied to the GT ADVANCE initiative’s integrated institutional approach to factors that support the advancement of faculty and provide a model of best practices in academic science and engineering.
This presentation is an overview of the work lead by the ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech. Lists of their initiatives along with statistics on success are included
Each year Georgia Tech posts their Annual Reports in a magazine called Energeia. This is their first magazine and it outlines what they were able to accomplish in the first year: networking opportunities, new work-family processes, an assessment of promotion, and other quantitative and qualitative data collection.
The external evaluation focuses specifically on collecting summative evaluation data to measure the project’s success in meeting the objectives set forth in Figure 1 below. These objectives focus on: Promotion and retention of female faculty; Representation of women in the higher echelons of the administrative hierarchy; Recruitment practices; and Resource allocation.
This webpage is a list of events.
This presentation covers advice for how to deal with students who might be in emotional distress.
The Promotion and Tenure ADVANCE Committee (PTAC) was formed in July 2002 as a component of Georgia Tech’s NSF-funded ADVANCE Program for Institutional Transformation. PTAC was charged by the ADVANCE Program to serve as a grassroots faculty group aimed at identifying and addressing a wide range of academic issues related to faculty development and promotion and tenure evaluations.
The ADVANCE program has now become institutionalized at GT and has been expanded to appoint ADVANCE professors in the College of Architecture and College of Management as well as the original Colleges. Coordinated by the ADVANCE Team (ADVANCE Professors and the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology), the ADVANCE program continues to take an integrated approach to institutional factors supporting the full participation and advancement of women faculty.
The Georgia Tech ADVANCE Team incorporates a diverse array of faculty, staff, and institute leaders in this collaborative endeavor. Our Web site will give you more information about what we're currently working on and give you a chance to contact us with any questions you may have. Georgia Tech is deeply committed to creating an environment distinguished by forward-thinking practices, and my colleagues and I welcome your suggestions to help us with this important endeavor.
The six Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professors and the three Co-Directors of the Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) constitute the ADVANCE Team, which meets monthly.
The Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology (WST), founded in 1998 and co-directed by Carol Colatrella (Literature, Communication, and Culture), Mary Frank Fox (Public Policy), and Mary Lynn Realff (Polymer, Textile, and Fiber Engineering), sponsors technical and scholarly presentations, career development workshops, and focused research programs on campus and coordinates mentoring networks for faculty and students, including those students in the WST Residential Learning Community.
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The ADVANCE program was institutionalized in 2007 at Georgia Tech. The program focuses on equity in tenure and promotion; faculty development to promote faculty research and advancement; tracking progress on hiring and advancement, particularly of female and underrepresented minority faculty; faculty work-life needs and initiatives, and other aspects of Georgia Tech’s integrated approach to institutionalized factors supporting the full participation and advancement of women.
In 2001, the WST Center became a Georgia Tech center, receiving funding from and reporting to the provost. The WST Center currently reports to Georgia Tech’s Vice President for Institute Diversity, the chief academic diversity officer of the Institute.
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