Below you will find numerous resources that ADVANCE has developed over the years. These resources use ADVANCE-collected data in their development, and also receive input from faculty.
Faculty Recruitment (STRIDE)
Handbook for Faculty Searches and Hiring
The handbook reflects the work of the Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Committee and lays the foundation for accomplishing the University’s goal of a diverse faculty of the highest caliber. It provides guidance on every phase of the faculty search and hiring process to ensure fair and consistently applied practices.
Applicant and Interviewee Evaluation Tools
The applicant evaluation tool is designed for reviewing applicants’ files, and the interviewee evaluation tool is intended for job candidate evaluations following the job talk. Both templates are provided with the expectation that departments will tailor them appropriately to meet individual needs.
Positive and Problematic Practices in Faculty Recruitment
Data gathered from interview studies of individuals who turned down faculty offers, as well as new faculty hires in CoE. This data was provides information about practices that created a positive impression for job candidates as well as practices that contributed to their decisions.
Frequently-Asked Questions: Dual Career Issues
FAQ designed to offer clarity to those departments who experience dual career issues.
Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation
Helpful both to experienced faculty letter-writers concerned about writing fair letters, and to new letter-writers who value some guidance in the process.
STRIDE Web Page
Along with the Faculty Recruitment Resources listed here, the STRIDE web page contains additional resources, workshop information, and information about the STRIDE Committee.
Faculty Mentoring, Evaluation Processes, and Climate
10 Strategies for Retaining Faculty of Color
Although U-M has made progress in hiring faculty who are Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC), in recent years these faculty, especially those from underrepresented, racially minoritized backgrounds, have chosen to leave the university at a greater rate than white faculty.
How to Help New Faculty Settle In: Common Problems and Alternative Solutions
Identifies some common difficulties, and suggests alternative approaches. In most cases, these approaches were actually offered by other new faculty members who had also directly experienced the issues.
Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Tenure-track Faculty
Examines the many types and sources of assistance available and how they may be structured. Also provides detailed information on establishing and managing advising relationships, on clarifying expectations, and specific ways to help propel the advisee’s career.
Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Research-track Faculty
Examines the many types and sources of assistance available to research track faculty, and how they may be structured. Also provides detailed information on establishing and managing advising relationships, on clarifying expectations, and specific ways to help propel the advisee’s career.
Creating a Positive Departmental Climate: Principles for Best Practices
Important general principles of effective leadership.
Developing Anti-Harassment Programs in Academic Societies and Meetings: A Resource Guide
The University of Michigan ADVANCE Program has compiled this information as a resource for those wishing to develop an anti-harassment program within their own scholarly or scientific society, meeting, or other professional setting.
Faculty Annual Review Form Template
This sample template for an annual review reporting form, was developed by the Faculty Evaluation and Development Committee in 2004. It can be modified to suit the needs of different fields.
Faculty Annual Review Guidelines
Compiled by your colleagues, these guidelines derive from the current literature as well as first-hand experience and are presented as those principles specific to the process and practices identified as essential for consistent and fair annual reviews.
Faculty Awards and Leadership Guidelines
This resource details both the principles of an unbiased awards process and specific committee practices to employ for successful outcomes. It encourages the consideration of creative, entrepreneurial, and outreach activities in faculty evaluations and awards and provides several concrete examples of those areas outside of traditional scholarship that enhance conventional measures.
Third Year, Tenure, and Promotion Review Guidelines
The guidelines for this critical review process were identified by the STRIDE and FASTER committees and are presented as essential principles and practices. Designed to ensure consistency among reviewers, the guidelines cover establishing and communicating evaluation criteria, as well as the transparency and accountability inherent in the process. Issues pertaining to letters are also covered in depth.
Creating Work-Life Friendly Departments
Handbook created to show how policies, resources, and cultures that are work-life friendly are key to the University of Michigan for the recruitment, promotion, and retention of top scholars.
Youth Hub is a marketplace of opportunities for K-12 youth and families to explore and connect with the University of Michigan. Opportunities include summer programs and camps, exhibits and exhibitions, performances and events, and more!
New Mom’s Support Group
Informational flyer from the Faculty and Staff Counseling & Consultation Office (FASCCO).
ADVANCE sponsored a workshop on planning for retirement in Ann Arbor in January 2018, January 2019, and February 2020. This workshop focused on personal visions of retirement, the landscape of organizations and activities in Ann Arbor and beyond, volunteer opportunities, and one’s own learning and enjoyment in retirement.
Faculty Career Advising Resources
Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty
Additional Career Advising Resources
- University of Michigan
- The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching: Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists
- AAAS: Science Mentoring
- MentorNet: The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science