Welcome To the ADVANCE Community of Practice!

Welcome to the ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network home page. The AIM Network currently consists of over 100 ADVANCE Change Leaders (e.g., PI’s/Program Directors/Coordinators) representing more than 70 National Science Foundation ADVANCE funded projects throughout the United States.

 AIM Network Goal -  to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the national ADVANCE efforts by establishing an ADVANCE Community of Practice (CoP).  To this extent, the AIM Network seeks to provide ADVANCE change agents with information,  mentoring, and professional development.

Women of Color (WOC) Allies and Partners Project Goal -   to provide the ADVANCE community, especially the AIM Network members, with training and tools to be active allies and partners to STEM faculty women of color, thus facilitating academic institutional support critical to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of all STEM faculty women.



For Black Kids in America, a Degree Is No Guarantee

This is an important article, especially for women of color advocates and allies!~  A new study shows that African-American college graduates face unemployment rates nearly twice as high as others with the same education.
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Dr. Melissa Latimar Shows Us a Musical Counterbalance to Science

Melissa Latimer Balances Science and MusicLatimer_Balances_Science_Music:  Dr. Melissa Latimer, West Virginia University ADVANCE Director and AIM Network colleague, counterbalances science with the magic of music.  Thank you!

AIM Network is on Facebook!

We finally took the plunge and brought the AIM Network to Facebook!  All members have been invited to “Friend” the page!  Yeah social tools!AIM Facebook page

Advance AIM Network

The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors (AIM) Network is a community of practice comprised of change leaders from NSF ADVANCE funded institutions/organizations

Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s’ Mentoring: The More the Merrier



Check out this Chronicle in Higher Education article on mentoring from Kerry Ann Rockquemore:   https://chroniclevitae.com/news/326-when-it-comes-to-mentoring-the-more-the-merrier?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en