About ADVANCE

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 women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering.

Program Goals 

  • Recruit and retain faculty who are diverse by gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, and other measures.

  • Ensure that faculty feel satisfied, included, and respected, and can effectively pursue their career goals.

  • Provide clear pathways to advancement to promotion, tenure, and leadership roles for all faculty members.

  • Help faculty members identify collaborators, effectively engage in collaborative research, and receive recognition for collaborative research.

  • Create opportunities for faculty members to build relationships and inclusive communities.

  • Guarantee that all faculty members receive support and mentoring in their career development.

  • Develop best practices models for shared decision-making and leadership development.

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