How NSF's ADVANCE Program Promotes Gender Equity in Academia
February 9, 2015
An interesting article that offers suggestions around strategies to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields. The author argues that to lessen this gender gap, "it is necessary to transform the institution, not " fix " the women." This is the fundamental principle behind the NSF ADVANCE IT (Institutional Transformation) awards. UNC Charlotte was awarded an ADVANCE IT award in 2006, and in 2013, the ADVANCE Office was institutionalized so that the programming and initiatives that were put into place during the course of the grant could continue to be implemented and built upon with full...
Frequently Asked Questions about the SPIDUR Program
January 22, 2015
How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?
Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire nine weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hours each week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.
How will the scholars be selected?
The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Scholars that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to...
2013 CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PERUSAL
November 5, 2014
The results of the 2013 Climate Survey are now available. To all of you who took the survey - thank you. An institution is only as strong as its faculty, and a happy faculty is a productive faculty. Results from the climate survey are used to assess the satisfaction of the university community with all aspects of their employment, and to identify areas where improvements can be implemented to improve the environment for our community. Click here to see how the university community views the climate on campus.
FALL SYMPOSIUM ON LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
October 17, 2014
On October 16, 2014, the Office of Legal Affairs held its Fall Symposium on Legal Issues in Higher Education, addressing a number of legal topics relevant to faculty, staff, and administrators.
Click here to access the agenda and copies of the presentations that were made during the symposium.