Michigan Tech has been a participant in the NSF ADVANCE vision of STEM equity and campus-wide faculty advancement since 2006. See ADVANCE at Michigan Tech for activities, programs, and policies 2006-2016. Three initiatives lead the university’s ongoing work on responsive campus improvement and self-study.
Advanced Matrix Process for University Programs (AMP-UP)—a Lean Continuous Improvement (CI) process to dynamically identify, plan, implement, assess, and adjust policies, practices, and programs to enhance faculty success and increase retention. This is a pilot project to implement a transformative and sustainable process of improvement in academic processes.
Diversity Literacy Online Workshop—a mandatory faculty bias literacy workshop introducing concepts of implicit bias, accumulation of disadvantage, and micro-practices that encumber selection, hiring, and promotion processes. The Workshop also includes a Legal Aspects training component.
Early Career Management (ECM)—a program involving first-year support teams for new faculty. The teams engage the issues particular to each faculty member’s successful management of research, teaching, and service responsibilities.
|DIVERSITY LITERACY FALL REFRESHER I|
|September 11 - 15, 2017||Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop|
|September 16 - 22, 2017||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|
|DIVERSITY LITERACY FALL FULL COURSE|
|October 9 - 27, 2017||Diversity Literacy Full Course|
|October 28 - November 4, 2017||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|
|DIVERSITY LITERACY FALL REFRESHER II|
|November 27 - December 1, 2017||Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop|
|December 2 - 8, 2017||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|
|DIVERSITY LITERACY SPRING REFRESHER I|
|January 29 - February 2, 2018||Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop|
|February 3 - 9, 2018||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|
|DIVERSITY LITERACY SPRING FULL COURSE|
|February 12 - March 2, 2018||Diversity Literacy Full Course|
|February 10 - 16, 2018||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|
|DIVERSITY LITERACY SPRING REFRESHER II|
|April 16 - 20, 2018||Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop|
|April 21 - 27, 2018||Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course|