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Faculty Diversity. Faculty Excellence.

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


Faculty Recruitment Workshops

ADVANCE’s STRIDE Committee will be holding cross-campus Faculty Recruitment workshops this fall. Workshops will be held over Zoom, with resources available on Canvas

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

The Faculty Equity & COVID-19 Report reviews the literature on how the COVID-19 pandemic may create inequality in faculty work-life and offers recommendations for supporting and evaluating faculty.