2019 has been an eventful year for The ADVANCE team. Over the course of the past year, we have launched our Advanced Career Management and Advocates and Allies adaptations, added 3 new team members, and established a resource center on campus. The ADVANCE Resource Center can now be found on the first floor of the . . .
Posts relate to the NSF ADVANCE Initiative at Michigan Tech. ADVANCE at Michigan Tech promotes faculty retention, career success, and STEM equity. We place emphasis on advancing underrepresented individuals with intersectionality. Our funding comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and we are currently the recipients of two ADVANCE grants.
The ADVANCE Initiative at Michigan Tech is seeking a PhD student to participate in and conduct research on faculty gender and career issues including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Research would be primarily focused on STEM disciplines but may also be expanded to other disciplines. Up to three years of support for tuition and stipend are . . .
AAAS is searching for 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors . . .
Elizabeth Flynn (HU) and Denise Heikinen (HU) have recently been named directors of the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program. They succeed Andrea Hauge-Bacon, who was director for twenty years. The Program aims to improve the literacy of international adults including reading, writing and speaking. Participants come from countries such as China, Iran, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Georgia. . . .
The College of Sciences and Arts Dean’s Office announced that Megan Frost (KIP), an associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected as the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, after an international search. Frost is currently serving this year as interim chair of the department. Her regular three-year appointment begins July . . .
The Program Coordinator for ADVANCE initiatives at Michigan Tech is open and applications are being accepted. Responsibilities include: Support initiatives to advance women, underrepresented, and intersectional individuals to thrive in their careers. Organize, plan, and execute campus-wide events. This includes advertising, design, communication, data handling, and scheduling. Develop and maintain marketing products to increase visibility . . .
After a University-wide search, Shari Stockero was selected for and has accepted the position as assistant to the provost for faculty development. Stockero’s role in this position begins immediately. In her new position, she will provide leadership for faculty and will collaborate with others from across campus to promote professional development and career success among . . .
Ruth Archer, director of Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech, was installed on the Michigan Lean Consortium’s (MLC) Board of Directors during the eighth annual Michigan Lean Consortium conference held Aug. 8-10 in Traverse City. This is Archer’s first three-year term on the 10-member board. At the conference, she presented a session titled “Sustaining a Culture of . . .
The Great Lakes Research Center announces the appointment of Valoree Gagnon as director, University-Indigenous Community Partnerships. In this new role, Gagnon serves as a resource for those desiring research partnerships with indigenous communities by providing guidance for creating and sustaining equitable partnerships, supporting growth for mutually-beneficial research design and practices, and by strengthening inclusion of . . .
by Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs After a University-wide search, Audrey Mayer (SFRES) was selected for and has accepted the position as assistant to the Provost for Academic Equity and Inclusion. Mayer’s role in this position began Monday. While serving as assistant to the provost, she will continue in her . . .