• Upcoming Events

    • Media Training: Promote Your Expertise and Research to a Global Audience

      Thursday, October 11, 2018
      Palmer Commons, Great Lakes North


      Work-Life Balance

      Friday, October 19, 2018
      Michigan League, Vandenberg Room

      Sexual Harassment in Academic STEM Fields, 2018 Panel Discussion Series

      Sexual Harassment in Engineering
      Monday, October 1, 2018
      3:30 pm
      Stamps Auditorium

      Sexual Harassment in Science
      Thurday, October 18, 2018
      4:00 pm
      Rackham Amphitheater

      Sexual Harassment in Medicine
      Monday, November 12, 2018
      4:00 pm
      Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

    Our Mission

    The ADVANCE Program began in January 2002 as a five-year, NSF-funded project promoting institutional transformation with respect to women faculty in science and engineering fields. The program has since expanded to promote other kinds of diversity among faculty in all fields. The ADVANCE Program aims to improve the University of Michigan's campus environment in four general areas:

    • Recruitment - focuses on development and use of equitable recruiting practices
    • Retention - focuses on preemptive strategies to prevent the loss of valued faculty
    • Climate - focuses on improvement of departmental climate
    • Leadership - focuses on support for development of leadership skills and opportunities as well as on support for development of skills among all academic leaders to encourage supportive climates


    The Committee on Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) offers Faculty Recruitment Workshops for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts (e.g., search committee chairs and members, and other key faculty). These workshops are designed to provide them both with background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring the candidates you want to attract. Workshops are scheduled for the fall term. These workshops are open to all faculty.

    Faculty Recruitment Workshops Registration: FRW

    -Wednesday September 26


    Palmer Commons(Great Lakes North) Closed
    -Monday October 1


    Michigan League (Hussey Room)
    -Tuesday October 9 8:30–10:30AM
    Lurie Engineering Center (LEC) (Johnson Room)
    -Thursday October 25 3:00-5:00PM
    Michigan League (Henderson Room)
    -Monday October 29 3:00-5:00PM
    Rackham Graduate School (East Conference Room)

    *Only faculty who have previously attended a Faculty Recruitment Workshop can attend this one

    -Tuesday November 13 12:00-2:00PM
    Michigan League (Henderson Room)
    -Wednesday November 28 3:00-5:00PM
    Pierpont Commons (East Room)
    -Thursday December 6 5:30-7:30PM
    Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) (Seminar Room)

    Faculty Blogs

    You do not need to work 80 hours a week to succeed in academia

    by Meghan Duffy, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
    There is a persistent myth (some might even call it a zombie idea) that getting tenure in academia requires working 80 hours a week. There's even a joke along the lines of "The great thing about academia is the flexibility. You can work whatever 80 hours a week you want!" The idea that you need to work 80 hours a week in order to publish or get grants or tenure is simply wrong...

    Go to the Dynamic Ecology blog

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