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.
|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|