ADVANCE PI and dean of the College of Computing, Adrienne Minerick, has been appointed the interim dean of the Pavlis Honors College beginning Feb. 1, 2021. Read the full story in the Nov. 20, 2020 edition of Tech Today.
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to congratulate Darrell Robinette (ME-EM/APSRC) for their new funding from the Department of Energy. Read more about the award in the November 20, 2020 edition of Tech Today.
Disabilities, both visible and unseen, impact approximately 26% of the US population and research has shown that both graduation and retention rates for students with disabilities are lower than those of their peers. Faculty ranks are also impacted with only 3.6% of tenured faculty identifying themselves as individuals with disabilities. While efforts to include disability in diversity work are gaining momentum, it’s time for a reckoning in higher education. Today’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup features an article from Inside HigherEd that discusses the need for an increase in diversity and inclusion efforts for those with disabilities.
If you have an article you think we should feature, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider adding it to the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup.
The ADVANCE Weekly Roundup is brought to you by ADVANCE at Michigan Tech, which is an NSF-funded initiative dedicated to improving faculty career success, retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion. These articles are available on the ADVANCE Newsblog (https://blogs.mtu.edu/advance/). To learn more about this week’s topic, our mission, programming efforts, and to check out our growing collection of resources, contact us at (email@example.com) or visit our website: www.mtu.edu/advance.