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Faculty Diversity. Faculty Excellence.

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

The Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2012 and 2017: Gender, Race, and Discipline in Department- and University-Related Climate Factors report is available here.

This report marks the fourth study of campus climate at The University of Michigan that the ADVANCE Program has conducted since 2001.

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.


Welcome to our new website! We think this design conveys the excitement and passion we feel for our mission, and that it will make it easier to find what you might be looking for.

Jennifer Linderman

Director of ADVANCE