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Faculty Diversity. Faculty Excellence.

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

New resource from ADVANCE. 10 strategies to retain faculty of color


ADVANCE Director Search is Underway

The Office of the Provost has begun searching for the next ADVANCE Director. Details about the position and the search process can be found here.

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.
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.

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University of Michigan
1214 S. University Avenue
2nd Floor, Suite C - Galleria Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2592

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