Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison2008
This brochure identifies common concerns faculty, staff, and students have about climate in academic departments. It provides department chairs/heads with practical advice for addressing these concerns and fostering a climate in which all department members feel welcome, respected, and valued.
It is aimed at department chairs and other campus leaders (e.g., section or division heads) and is a useful resource to for workshops or educational sessions for department chairs/heads, or by department chairs/heads seeking to enhance their departments climate.
This online course is designed to promote inclusiveness and respect in the work and learning environment at UC Davis, introducing the concepts to new members of the campus community while reinforcing them to existing members.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.