National data sources and research reports provide the baseline for assessing the state of STEM education, labor force development, research and development in the United States. These data sources are commonly referenced by researchers, educators, policymakers, and the public.
The University of California (UC) is dedicated to fostering a caring university community that provides leadership for constructive participation in a diverse, multicultural world. The University has a long history of supporting initiatives that foster an inclusive living, learning, and working environment. A common recommendation offered by these initiatives was the need for a comprehensive tool that would provide campus climate metrics for students, faculty, staff, post-doctoral scholars, and trainees across the system.
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.
To conduct integrated empirical studies and on-going data analyses that will inform UC Davis ADVANCE program activities and interventions aimed at improving the recruitment & retention of diverse STEM faculty, with emphasis on Latinas and Hispanic women.
UC Davis ADVANCE has collected the scientific literature on issues relevant to the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Programs. The following links take you to publicly available Zotero databases that we will continue to build and update.
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.