The ADVANCE Initiative—Changing the Face of Michigan Tech

ECM

Qiuying Sha
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health

Diversity Literacy Workshops

Amy Marcarelli
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Allies and Advocates

Andrew Storer
Dean and Professor, SFRES

 

ACM

Laura E. Brown
Associate Professor, Computer Science

 

AMP UP

Adrienne Minerick
Dean, School of Technology and Professor, Chemical Engineering

 

DET

Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

 

In September 2018, NSF awarded a $1 million ADVANCE Adaptation grant to a team of Michigan Tech faculty: PI Adrienne Minerick (SoT) and Co-PIs Sonia Goltz (SBE), Audrey Mayer (SFRES), Patricia Sotirin (HU), and Andrew Storer (SFRES). The three-year grant will focus on adapting programs from other ADVANCE institutions to fit the Michigan Tech culture in order to promote faculty success, promotion, and retention. 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.

  • Early Career Management program (ECM)—Adapted from the University of Michigan’s STRIDE suite of faculty mentoring and faculty development programs. The ECMs involve 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 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.

  • Michigan Tech Allies and Advocates—Adapted from North Dakota State University’s FORWARD Allies and Advocates program. This highly successful program uses restorative justice and broad engagement to change university culture. It does this by training men as allies and advocates who can influence from within the faculty. An invited seminar by Roger Green, North Dakota State University, inaugurated this program at Michigan Tech and additional workshops are planned.

  • Advanced Career Management (ACM)—ACM is directed to associate professors and will offer several programs designed to enhance career development. These include workshops addressing possible career tracks (e.g., administration, Fulbright, publishing, grant-funded research, etc.); coaching, mentoring, and networking opportunities; and information resources supporting career advancement. The ACM activities are planned to begin in Fall 2019. ACM is adapted from the University of Michigan’s LIFT program.

  • 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.

  • Professional Development Training (DET)—Adapted from Iowa State University’s ADVANCE Department Enhancement Program (DEP), which combines a departmental level quantitative and qualitative deep dive assessment and a yearlong professional development program for department chairs to learn how to recognize and respond to intersectional inequities and cultivate positive climates.

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Awards and Accolades

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