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Faculty Diversity. Faculty Excellence.

Programs, resources, and research supporting faculty recruitment, retention, climate, and leadership.

New interactive data dashboard available here: Tenure-Track Faculty Composition, AY1979-2018


SUCCEED Faculty Grant

The application for AY2018-19 has been closed.

Current Research

The ADVANCE Program conducts research and monitors institutional data to inform policies and practices concerning faculty at the University. We also regularly assess the climate in individual units and campus-wide. Several of our current research and evaluation efforts are highlighted below.


The STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited, retained, and promoted at the University of Michigan. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in hiring.


Launch Committees are a resource for new tenure track assistant professors, offering support and guidance as they begin their careers at Michigan.  Committees meet monthly over the first academic year.

Associate Director Lilia Cortina speaking at the Sexual Harassment in Engineering Panel Discussion (part of the 2018 Sexual Harassment in Academia series).


Lilia Cortina, Ph.D.

Associate Director of ADVANCE