ADVANCE: Resources

On this page, you will find various ADVANCE resources both internal and external of Marquette. Our goal is to show information that is relative to ADVANCE's goals of supporting women & underrepresented faculty in STEM/SBE departments.  Please contact the ADVANCE Coordinator if you are looking for a specific resource that is not listed on this page, or if you have a resource that you would like us to post. 




2020 ADVANCE Climate Study cover photoDiversity Climate Study: Executive Summary Excerpt


This study had two main goals:

1) Examine differences between women and men faculty members on work experiences, campus-wide and departmental-level diversity climate perceptions, and outcome variables for faculty overall and the ADVANCE populations of STEM and SBE (social behavioral and economic sciences) faculty and

2) Examine the mediating role of diversity climate facets (equitable practices, integration of differences, and inclusion in decision- making) on several outcome variables including turnover intentions, employee engagement, belongingness, and emotional exhaustion.

Key Findings

  • Women have substantially poorer workplace experiences than men. For faculty overall, STEM faculty, and SBE faculty women reported significantly lower levels of work experiences, campus-wide and departmental-level diversity climate perceptions, and outcome variables.
  • Women of color reported poorer workplace experiences than all men and white women. For faculty overall, women of color reported significantly lower perceptions of organizational diversity climate than other groups.
  • Women full professors reported poorer workplace experiences than men at all ranks and women at the assistant and associate levels.
  • Department-level diversity climate matters. Faculty reports of three facets of department-level diversity climate (i.e., equitable practices, integration of differences, and inclusion in decision-making) related to lower levels of turnover intentions and emotional exhaustion, and higher levels of employee engagement and belongingness.
  • Work experiences drive shared perceptions of department-level climate. The work experiences that predict the shared perceptions of department-level climate include organizational support for work-life balance, career support, value perceptions, experienced incivility, and gender bias.

Questions used for 2020 ADVANCE climate dept dashboardsQuestions Used for the 2020 ADVANCE Department Dashboards

Listed are questions taken from the 2020 climate survey used to create the ADVANCE 2020 Department Dashboards (prepared by Dr. Jennica Webster and Erick Herrera Hernandez). Each gray square is a different category. Chairs may use this as a resource to start/continue department climate conversations.


Dept Meeting Common ConcernsSpring 2022 Department Meetings: Common Concerns and Strategies

Members of the ADVANCE team met with ADVANCE departments (or selected representatives) in Spring 2022 to discuss department data from the 2020 campus climate survey, and to hear more about how the challenges of the past two years have changed or exacerbated department climate concerns. Summarized here are some of the common concerns that we heard, and examples of strategies that have been helpful to some departments. Concerns are broken down into three themes: Pandemic-related; Administrative; and Department-climate (details below). Workload inequity was the most common concern amongst ADVANCE departments.

Department Recommendations by Problem Area



The Marquette ADVANCE Team worked to compile recommendations for Departments and Department Chairs based on themes found from the 2020 Climate Study. Many of the recommendations are repeated between areas as many issues intersect and interact.  




Featured Articles:


Boosting the Sustainable Representation of Women in STEM With Evidence-Based Policy Initiatives

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Pietri E. S., van der Toorn, J., & Ashburn-Nardo L.

This articles argues that in order boost women’s sustainable representation (their lasting, substantial presence and valued engagement) in STEM fields, we need evidence-based policy to shift organizational and culture.  

 "Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace" 
Christian N. Thoroughgood, Katina B. Sawyer, and Jennica R. Webster

A Harvard Business Review Top 10 Must-Read Article of 2021, written in part by Dr. Jennica Webster, ADVANCE Implementation Team Member and Institute of Women's Leadership Co-Director.  


2022 ADVANCE Chairs Workshop (Presentation & Report below)



PowerPoint Presentation

Chairs Workshop Report 2022