Leadership skills are important for success at all stages of a STEM career. These resources and perspectives will help identify the skills you would like to develop and the resources that will help you achieve your leadership goals.
Throughout the academic year, the Office of Academic Affairs sponsors a number of brown bags, workshops and other programs to assist UC Davis faculty develop leadership skills and successfully assume academic leadership positions.
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.