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Climate Study Update

Through efforts and coordination with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Co-PI Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty Doherty, and our Internal Evaluator, we have completed our faculty climate survey instrument.

We opted to use the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) core faculty survey as the basis for our questionnaire.  Using this will allow us to compare our (Brown’s) results with other institutions in the AAUDE.

MIT conducted a similar survey three years ago on their own campus and has agreed to administer our survey here at Brown.


January 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

The DOs and DON’Ts of an ADVANCE Program

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Welcome!  Our goal with this blog is to share the lessons we’ve learned managing our ADVANCE program here at Brown University.  Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the ADVANCE Program at Brown University seeks to increase the retention and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering by making available those mechanisms that promote career success for all faculty scientists—mechanisms including mentoring, grant-seeking support, and tools for becoming leaders in academic and scientific communities.  We also strive to transform the institution by utilizing the social science literature on gender equity in resources provided to department chairs and administrators in order to ensure the retention and advancement of women and minority scientists.  ADVANCE at Brown awards grants for research and professional development, sponsors seminars and public lectures, provides grant librarian support, as well as networking opportunities that seek to foster faculty success.

We are writing this blog to promote awareness, share resources, and identify a space where others can comment and discuss these issues.

February 12, 2010 at 9:18 am Leave a comment