Select Page

March 25th Symposium

On March 25, 2022 the ADVANCE Program produced a symposium event considering the past, current, and future directions of ADVANCE. ADVANCE@20: Celebrating Research, Advocacy and Action for Faculty Equity included a reception where colleagues reminisced about the past, and discussed the future of ADVANCE. This symposium was open to the entire U-M community, and every symposium event contained options for in-person or remote attendance.

ADVANCE@20 Symposium Schedule

Symposium Details:

The Symposium featured a variety of speakers discussing important topics relevant to our current and future campus work. Abby Stewart, University of Michigan (Founding Director of the U-M ADVANCE Program) and Tabbye Chavous, University of Michigan (Director of NCID) reviewed our own efforts on campus, as well as areas of strength and growth,. The Symposium will featured guest speakers Leslie Gonzales, Michigan State University and KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland.

Moderated panel with U-M experts focused on topics like equity-minded workloads, ranking and production of knowledge, U-M faculty recruitment, researching African American Faculty voice, vision, and Identity.

  • Moderator Deborah Rivas-Drake, Education, Psychology, ADVANCE Program
  • Alford Young Jr., Edgar G. Epps Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (by courtesy) 
  • Reshma Jagsi, Newman Family Professor, Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine
  • Lindy Greer, Associate professor of management and organizations and Faculty director of the Sanger Leadership Center
  • Stephanie Fryberg, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research; founding Director of Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity Center at U-M

History of ADVANCE

Since 2002, the ADVANCE Program has pioneered research and programming aimed at improving faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. Beginning with an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant from the National Science Foundation, and transitioning to Provost’s Office funding in 2007, the nationally recognized program serves all faculty on campus in four distinct areas: recruitment, workplace climate, retention and leadership development. 

Over the past 20 years, the ADVANCE Program has impacted the way we search for faculty, how we assess workplace climates, and the support we provide faculty at all ranks – all in pursuit of a diverse and excellent faculty. Our research and evidence-based practices help uncover strategies for moving closer to faculty equity. Today ADVANCE supports faculty across campus via research, programming, collaboration, and funding opportunities. ADVANCE@20 University Record Article.

ADVANCE Program Address

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

Connect With Us
Phone: 734.647.6115
Fax: 734.647.6112
Contact Form

Sign-up for our Newsletter

Follow us on X & Linkedin

Recipient of U-M Distinguished Diversity
Leaders Award

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan