ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to Melissa Baird (SS) for being elected president of the Associate of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS). See the story which was published by Social Sciences in the October 29 edition of Tech Today below. ****** Baird Elected President of ACHS by Social Sciences Melissa Baird . . .
Paid time off, generous raises, bonuses, and even free coffee. Each of these are tools used by employers to improve retention. However, these mechanisms don’t address the concerns of the employee who doesn’t feel comfortable in their work environment. Without knowing and addressing the reasons an employee may feel excluded, other measures to increase retention . . .
In politics, much like in academe, women are underrepresented in positions of power. The root causes of this underrepresentation have been attributed to a leaky pipeline and harassment. This week’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup highlights a study that investigated the underlying mechanisms that lead to disproportionate gendered representation in politics. The article suggests . . .
Dear Campus Community, Racial equity has been at the forefront of national news for the last several months following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Achieving racial equity on a national scale has to start small and must include equity in the workplace. Did you know that almost ⅓ of American . . .
A recent Presidential Executive Order and Office of Management and Budgets memorandum are critical of diversity training. In this week’s ADVANCE Weekly Roundup we are sharing an article which highlights research done on the effectiveness of diversity training. The article notes numerous studies that find that diversity training coupled with institutional action can result in . . .
Lack of transparency is a primary complaint nationally among faculty who experience inequitable workloads. A potential solution is the development of faculty work activity dashboards organized at the departmental or college level. These dashboards can assist in identifying and correcting equity issues within your unit. Today’s Weekly Roundup features research from ADVANCE programs at the . . .
While the representation of women and minorities in higher education administrator roles is climbing, these individuals still face significant discrepancies in pay. Representation in primary roles is lower than in supporting administrative roles. “Women are paid less than men in nearly all administrative positions, as are people of color,” which is linked to how much . . .
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to Gordon Parker (ME-EM/AIM) and Chunxiu Yu (BioSci/HRI) for their new funding. See the story which was published by Sponsored Programs in the September 16 edition of Tech Today below. ******* Gordon Parker (ME-EM/AIM) is the principal investigator on a project that received a $49,999 . . .
Biases, or “the stories we make up about people before we know who they actually are” reinforce unequal treatment of groups of people. Institutions must take specific actions to progress to more welcoming and inclusive environments. This week’s ADVANCE Weekly Roundup features an article in Nature that highlights 5 tips to boost diversity and inclusion . . .
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to Qingli Dai (CEE/MTTI) for their new funding See the story which was published by Sponsored Programs in the September 10 edition of Tech Today below. *******Qingli Dai (CEE/MTTI) is the principal investigator on a project that received an $85,000 research and development grant from . . .