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Faculty Diversity. Faculty Excellence.

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

Happenings

ADVANCE@20

Please join us in the 2021-2022 academic year as we celebrate twenty years of the U-M ADVANCE Program and explore the work ahead. Visit our ADVANCE@20 event hub to register for our anniversary events.

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.

STRIDE

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

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.

Lilia Cortina at lectern

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

Lilia Cortina at lectern

Through two faculty surveys, and two reports drawing from U-M and national data, the ADVANCE program has documented the impacts of COVID-19 on faculty.  We also provide principles and recommendations for supporting faculty. Click here for more information.