The ADVANCE Initiative—Changing the Face of Michigan Tech

AMP UP

Adrienne Minerick, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development, and Professor, Chemical Engineering

Diversity Literacy Workshops

Amy Marcarelli, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

ECM

Career Award Winners: Amy Marcarelli (Associate Professor, Biological Sciences)., Nina Mahmoudian (Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics), Caryn Heldt (Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering)

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.

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Activities

Diversity Literacy Workshop Dates


Diversity Literacy Fall Refresher I
September 15 – 21, 2018 Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop
September 22 – 28, 2018 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course
Diversity Literacy Fall Full Course
October 6 – 26, 2018 Diversity Literacy Full Course
October 27 – November 2, 2018 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course
Diversity Literacy Fall Refresher II
December 1 – 7, 2018 Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop
December 8 – 14, 2018 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course
Diversity Literacy Spring Refresher I
January 19 – 25, 2019 Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop
January 26 – February 1, 2019 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course
Diversity Literacy Spring Full Course
February 9 – March 1, 2019 Diversity Literacy Full Course
March 2 – 8, 2019 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course
Diversity Literacy Spring Refresher II
April 6 – 12, 2019 Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop
April 13 – 19, 2019 Legal Aspects of Hiring—online course

ECM Activities


2018-2019 ECM COHORT
11/2/18 ECM New Faculty Orientation
11/7/18 ECM Internal/External Advocate Orientation
11/8/18 ECM Department Chair Orientation
12/14/18 Luncheon/Check-in for ECM New Faculty
1/10/19 ECM Participants invited to VPR Office Research Development Day
2016-2017 ECM COHORT
4/28/17 ECM Thank you and Networking Social
1/25/17 Orientation for Spring 2017 ECM Members
1/16/17 Mid-Program ECM New Faculty Meeting
1/4/17 ECM participants invited to VPR Office Research Development Day
12/16/16 C-Cubed End of Semester Social/Networking for ECM
12/15/16 C-Cubed End of Semester Social/Networking for ECM
10/16/16 ECM Social/Networking Hike Up Mt Baldy
10/10/16 ECM New Faculty Orientation
10/7/16 ECM Department Chairs and Catch All Orientation
10/5/16 ECM Internal/External Advocates Orientation
8/16/16 ECM panel at New Faculty Orientation