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Faculty Networks

Networks for Tenure Track Faculty

Networks for All Faculty

Networks for Tenure-Track Faculty

Network To Advance

Women+ Scientists And Engineers

Founded in 2006, the Network To Advance Women+ Scientists and Engineers provides opportunity for faculty interaction and community.

Meetings: The Network meets several times a year

Past Events: Speaker or topic relevant to women in STEM or for discussion of books and articles of interest

Questions? Email advanceprogram@umich.edu

Testimonials

“I have attended many events of the Network to Advance Women Scientists and Engineers. They have always been enjoyable and enriching, intellectually and emotionally. Meeting with like-minded people at different career stages and from a diverse range of disciplines over a glass of wine and a nice meal helped me relax from work and expanded my horizon. Each time I looked forward to the event and felt refreshed afterwards.” -LSA Faculty Member

Network to Advance

Faculty of Color

The Network to Advance Faculty of Color is a collaboration between the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) and the ADVANCE Program. The Network was created in 2015 with the hope that opportunities to meet and share experiences would be valuable.

Meetings: The Network meets several times a year

Past Events: dinners

Questions? Email advanceprogram@umich.edu

Testimonials

“The Network to Advance Faculty of Color dinners and meetings made it possible for me to meet colleagues who I ordinarily will not meet on our huge and sprawling campus. Hearing and learning about the exciting projects, awards, promotions, and sharing our personal stories at these meetings are so inspiring I can’t wait for our next in-person meeting.” -Kwasi Ampene, Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)

Networks for All Faculty

Single Faculty Network

The ADVANCE Program worked with a small group of faculty to develop a voluntary Single Faculty Network. This network is purely social, and provides an opportunity for single faculty to meet other single faculty who may share interests in a low-key setting. The aim is to make Ann Arbor a more welcoming and inclusive community to this group of faculty who sometimes feel vastly outnumbered by their partnered colleagues.

Meetings: The Network meets 2-3 times a year

Past Events: attending a concert or play, visiting an art gallery and networking during a social hour.

Questions? Email advanceprogram@umich.edu

Testimonials

“The Single Faculty Network events provide a great opportunity to meet faculty from other departments – not only to share professional best practices, but also to meet a wide range of people with different interests and backgrounds socially. The events themselves are also interesting and engaging on their own –the event I attended included a gallery opening and dinner at Vinology.” -Ross School of Business Faculty Member

U-M LGBT Faculty Alliance

Now in collaboration with ADVANCE, the U-M LGBT Faculty Alliance, started in 1992, focuses on LGBT university policies, curriculum development, students’ academic/career needs and faculty support. All U-M faculty are welcome to join the Alliance. To join the private e-mail group, please send an e-mail to: LGBTfacultyalliance@umich.edu.

Meetings: The Network meets 2-3 times a year

Past Events: dinners

Questions? Email advanceprogram@umich.edu

Testimonials

“Our networking dinners are for me a gathering of the family. We connect over food, listen to exciting speakers, and talk about issues vital to our community.” -Jens-Christian Meiners, Physics and Biophysics

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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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