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U-M ADVANCE Program - campus environment for faculty

Last modified: July 23, 2014

The University of Michigan ADVANCE Program aims to improve our campus environment for faculty in four general areas:

  • Recruitment: development and use of equitable faculty recruiting practices
  • Retention: preemptive strategies to prevent the loss of valued faculty
  • Climate: improvement of departmental climate for faculty, staff and students
  • Leadership: development of leadership skills that allow academic leaders to encourage positive departmental climates

Initially focusing on institutional transformation with respect to women faculty in science and engineering fields, the program has expanded to address necessary institutional changes to support the needs of a diverse faculty in all fields. It is gradually beginning to address some issues facing diverse postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students.