ADVANCE Targets Institutional Change to Enable Faculty Success

UNC Charlotte ADVANCE has focused its programming on the five primary goals of Recruitment; Retention and Advancement; Climate; Institutional Transformation and Dissemination.

Goal 1: Recruitment: To increase the number of female faculty, including women of color, interviewed and hired in STEM disciplines at all ranks.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Increased female, and women of color, applicants to STEM faculty positions
  • Increased campus awareness about equitable recruiting practices

Goal 2: Retention and Advancement: To increase the number of female faculty, including women of color, retained and promoted in STEM disciplines at all ranks.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Increased female, and women of color, faculty retained in STEM
  • Increased understanding of promotion & tenure requirements by female, and women of color, faculty in STEM
  • Increased promotions for female faculty in STEM
  • Increased support for research, teaching and service
  • Increase the number of women from associate to full professor and in university leadership positions

Goal 3: Climate: To improve and ensure gender equity in views on salary, workload, resources, and recognition at the university.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Increased salary equity of women faculty in STEM
  • Increased perception of equitable climate
  • Increased perception of work/life balance

Goal 4: Institutional Transformation: To catalyze organizational change that will intentionally attract, retain, support and advance women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
Desired Outcomes:

  • Sustain Advance efficacy
  • Institutionalize Advance partnerships & initiatives

Goal 5: Dissemination: To communicate resources, findings and best practices of gender equity recruiting, retention, and climate initiatives, particularly among STEM disciplines.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Increased national awareness of effective gender equity practices
  • Serve as a model of best practices
  • Promote an effective implementation & evaluation methodology
  • Provide career development and support resources to women in STEM disciplines