ADVANCE at Michigan Tech
The first ADVANCE grant was proposed in January of 2008 and was funded with a start date of September 1, 2008. The original end date was August 31, 2011, and the grant was extended for one year to August 31, 2012. This first grant was aimed at catalyzing change in the gender diversity of the faculty. The initiatives were grounded in innovative and transformative best practices at Michigan Tech and at other university-recipients of ADVANCE grants.
This ADVANCE initiative aims at a comprehensive and sustained change in faculty career processes based on data drawn from focused assessments of needs and resources. Input from the campus community is encouraged. The approach is multi-faceted and includes efforts to identify career issues through Kaizen team assessments, create a psychosocial measure of bias literacy, and establish a central research hub for coordinating and maintaining assessments, support, and resources across campus.