The ADVANCE Initiative

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The ADVANCE Resource Center is currently closed due to the University's closure of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. During this time we encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our initiative. If you have questions or need to contact us, please email or call 906-487-2519. Our Program Coordinator will continue monitoring phone and email communications during the closure and we will respond as soon as possible.


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About Us

ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 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 (College of Business), Patty Sotirin (Humanities), and Andrew Storer (College 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.