ADVANCE Program Overview
The ADVANCE Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, with the express purpose of increasing the representation and advancement of faculty women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields (STEM). The current ADVANCE Program is an institutionalization of the best practices and initiatives that resulted from a NSF ADVANCE Program Institutional Transformation 5 Year Award received in October, 2003.
Under the NSF ADVANCE Program (2003-2009), UMBC was recognized as a national model for successfully transforming many of our longstanding institutional policies and practices. The continuation of the ADVANCE Program, following the expiration of the NSF grant, demonstrates UMBC’s commitment to excellence and our core belief that attention to diversity within the STEM fields fulfills our mission to foster cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
Fall 2012 Events:
Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1:00-5pm at Marie desJardin's House
WISe invites you and yours to have some fun and welcome new faculty to UMBC and celebrate promotions and tenures
Faculty ADVANCEment Workshop
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 12:00-1:30pm in Commons 329
WISE Luncheon Meeting-Time Management and Teaching
Monday, Novmeber, 12 2012 from 12:00-1:00pm in Commons 328
Join Marie desJardins for her Grace Hooper presentaiton on time managment and teaching
Congratulations to Dr. Phyllis Robinson, Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair of WISE
Winner of the 2012 President's Commision for Women Achievement Award
To learn more about NSF ADVANCE visit www.nsf.gov/advance or download the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Brochure
On behalf of the entire UMBC community, I'd like to welcome you to the ADVANCE Program at UMBC. I am so pleased that you are giving us the opportunity to introduce you to our university and to learn more about our commitment to supporting the full participation and advancement of women in academia. At UMBC ADVANCE, we focus on providing our faculty with the resources and support they need to have productive and satisfying careers.