The ADVANCE Initiative

ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is a $1 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2018 to promote campus-wide faculty success and the NSF ADVANCE vision of STEM equity. A participant in the NSF ADVANCE program since 2006, Michigan Tech and the ADVANCE team led by PI Adrienne Minerick (College of Computing) and Co-PIs Sonia Goltz (School of Business and Economics), Audrey Mayer (School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science), Patty Sotirin (Humanities), and Andrew Storer (School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science), will initiate programs aimed at increasing faculty retention, success, and inclusion. Target audiences for these programs include academic leadership, tenured faculty, and under-represented minorities. This three-year grant will adapt programs from University of Michigan (Advanced Career Management), North Dakota State University (Advocates and Allies), and Iowa State University (Academy for Responsive Leadership) to fit the crazy smart culture of Michigan Tech so we can create the future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Advance at Michigan Technological University. Inclusion. Responsiveness. Career Success