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Syracuse University's multi-disciplinary project, titled "The Inclusive Connective Corridor: Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty," aims to change the face of the next generation of faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our goal? Engage STEM women in cross-sectional (academia-industry-community) partnerships. We will build on partnerships that have resulted in unique opportunities for STEM faculty: the JPMorgan Chase Technology Center, the Biomaterials Institute, the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, and Welch Allyn's Blue Highway are just a few examples. The provision of opportunity grants and on-campus workshops/collaboration events are the two core activities in this initiative.
A central goal of the SU-ADVANCE initiative is to prepare women faculty to excel at the interface of interdisciplinary, cross-sector (academia-industry-community) research. Toward that end, funding is available through the SU-ADVANCE initiative to facilitate the development or enhancement of collaborations between female STEM faculty and their fellow researchers in for-profit industry, in government, or not-for-profit research labs or other organizations. These grants are aimed at heightening the professi
A central aim of the SU-ADVANCE program is to promote innovative programs that promote equity and inclusion for all faculty. Department/Center Mini – Grants will be awarded to individual departments/centers based on proposals that address this central aim.
Our goal? Assist incumbent women faculty in STEM as they develop their professional networks of collaborators, mentors, and campus supporters. The primary goal is to increase career resilience by establishing a supportive web of professional and social relations which incumbent women faculty can tap into when challenges and dilemmas arise in their career paths. Specific programs will include group workshops and one-on-one coaching opportunities that increase appreciation for and use of networks.
SU-ADVANCE hosted its first day-long workshop, giving women STEM faculty members a chance to (Re)Connect with each other and with the program following a very busy summer.
Our goal? Position the University for success in attracting and hiring highly-qualified women faculty These efforts will focus on increasing the proportion of highly qualified women faculty members in recruiting pools through the use of active networking strategies.
The primary goal of the faculty fellowship is to promote the career advancement of a female faculty member in a STEM discipline while serving the university-wide vision of Scholarship-in-Action. The program is also designed to respond to data from the National Science Foundation showing that, despite gains in access to education and training, fewer than 4% of STEM faculty in the nation’s four year institutions are women of color.
Our goal? Encourage widespread accountability for creating inclusive environments, particularly in STEM departments and specifically among male faculty. The practices initiative supports leadership development for all faculty members and strengthens the engagement of male faculty. It also addresses departmental diversity planning.
Our goal? Contribute substantially to our understanding of the relationship between network connections and career progress. There is a strong research component to this project. Researchers Pamela Brandes (Whitman School) and Ines Mergel (Maxwell School) will explore relational factors that contribute, or conversely present obstacles, to faculty success. This study will look at challenges unique to women faculty members, identify key relational drivers of their professional and career success, and the best
Project Summary: The Inclusive Connective Corridor: Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty
Supplementary Social Science Study Document for The Inclusive Connective Corridor: Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty
Year-End Report for the Syracuse University ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant
SUAdvance Fall 2011 Newsletter
The purpose of the Internal Advisory Council is twofold. First, the council shall provide input and feedback to guide the executive director and the ADVANCE team on the planning and execution of the project. Second, as representatives of key departments and constituencies across campus, council members shall bring information and knowhow back to their respective communities in an effort to support the project's goals.
SUAdvance External Advisory Council
Making an Impact with Your Research
Syracuse University is one of seven universities funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2010 ADVANCE competition. SU will receive a five-year, $3.4 million grant to ensure that women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields have a greater presence at the University. The University has underscored its commitment by pledging support during the initial five years, and for an additional five years for a total of 10 years to achieve and institutionalize change.
WELI’s objectives are to:
Increase the number of women in academic leadership positions.
Accelerate and enhance the success of women in academic leadership positions.
Establish and maintain a support network for women engineering faculty leaders.