UMASS ADVANCE: Innovative Program Hits the Mark for Faculty Equity
UMass Amherst has put major muscle behind ADVANCE, a collaborative quest begun in 2018 to transform UMass into a place where every faculty member, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, or sexuality, feels respected and has equal professional opportunities.
Through the power of collaboration UMass ADVANCE transforms the campus by cultivating faculty equity, inclusion and success. ADVANCE provides the resources, recognition and relationship building that are critical to equitable and successful collaboration in the 21st century academy.
UMass ADVANCE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is advancing gender and racial equity for faculty in science and engineering.
Interview on the Dignity and Respect in Action Podcast
DARIA Podcast welcomes Dr. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Dr. Ethel Mickey, Dr. James Allan, and Dr. Nilanjana Gupta for a conversation on the NSF grant funded ADVANCE program at UMass Amherst. This series is brought to you by the UMass Office of Equity and Inclusion, and features members of the University community and other experts in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Study Examines Gendered and Racialized Perceptions of Faculty Workloads
The team of interdisciplinary researchers, including sociologist and lead author Joya Misra of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, observed that workload transparency and clarity, and consistent approaches to assigning classes, advising and service, can reduce perceptions of inequitable and unfair workloads among women, among numerous other findings.
New ADVANCE Research Presented at International Gender Summit
Laurel Smith-Doerr, recently presented initial findings from her research on faculty governance and equity at the Gender Summit 2021 Europe. The new study by Smith-Doerr and ADVANCE team members Ethel Mickey and Ember Skye Kanelee uses multiple research methods to investigate ways to recalibrate faculty governance for more equitable outcomes and actual transparency.
2021-22 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards Announced
The Conti Fellowship acknowledges the high quality and importance of a faculty member’s accomplishments in research and creative activity at UMass Amherst and their potential for continuing excellence, particularly with respect to the project that they propose to undertake during the fellowship.
UMass ADVANCE is funded by a five-year (2018-2023) $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to advance gender equity for UMass Amherst faculty. The grant is titled Collaboration and Equity: The Resources, Relationships, and Recognition (R3) Model for Advancing Women and Underrepresented Faculty in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation #1824090. Read more about the UMass NSF ADVANCE grant.