ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs are required annually to report data related to progress toward the goals of the program. Our reports include statistics about UC Davis STEM faculty and mid-term and annual reports that assess the effectiveness and impact of our program.
The following three questions provide a framework for documenting progress toward institutional transformation and guide the collection of data on STEM faculty at UC Davis.
What is the distribution of science and engineering faculty by gender, race/ethnicity, rank and department?
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.