A team of Marquette faculty and staff have been working together to develop a proposal to the National Science Foundation for the adaptation track of the ADVANCE program. This program focuses on faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), including the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences fields that NSF supports with a larger goal of helping universities develop strategies to promote equity in opportunity for ALL faculty.
The specific goals of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program are: ● To develop systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM/SBE careers ● To develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce ● To contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other social identities in STEM/SBE academic careers.
The team has been reviewing demographic data for Marquette’s STEM/SBE departments, has pulled information from the 2015 climate survey, and is conducting a few informal focus groups. We would appreciate input on faculty and academic leader’s perception of the issues concerning the participation and advancement of women faculty in STEM/SBE areas and the broader issues related to intersecting social identities (race/ethnicity, disability status, LGBTQ, religious affiliation, etc.). The focus of the proposal will be on faculty recruiting and retention. Please contact Jeanne Hossenlopp if you have any questions about the application.