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.


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LATEST NEWS

Invisible but Essential: The Role of Professional Networks in Promoting Faculty Agency in Career Advancement

Check out this new paper on the importance of social networking by Elizabeth Niehaus & KerryAnn O’Meara (2014)!  You can also access this work through the AIM Network Interest Group in the Women in STEM Knowledge Center!

Looking for STEM Minority Data?

Transition % Between Educational Levels for Race-Ethnic Groups (Garrison, 2013)

Transition % Between Educational Levels for Race-Ethnic Groups (Garrison, 2013)

If you have been looking for the most recent race-ethnicity data in STEM, look no further!  Underrepresentation by Race-Ethnicity across Stages of US Science and Engineering Education (Garrison, 2013)

Mission Possible: Empowering Institutions with Strategies for Change

AACU_PR_SP14_Cov_100HOT OFF THE PRESS!  In the most recent AACU Peer Review just released (Spring 2014, Vol. 16, No. 2) our AIM Network colleagues, Jasna Jovanovic and Mary Armstrong, share the results of their ADVANCE PAID grant to explore the impact of ADVANCE grant efforts for women of color.

“As majority women now move forward in STEM fields at a pace exceeding that of women of color, the need to understand this disparity and find successful ways to support URM women in STEM is more urgent than ever.”

Interestingly, Jovanovic and Armstrong state,  “interventions aimed at supporting URM women and increasing diversity in STEM may fail to create institutional spaces where complex, intertwined subordinations can be sufficiently articulated…[and i]nstead, the distinct needs and voices of the very people whose experiences lie at the juncture of multiple identities are effectively erased.”  Read more here:  http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-sp14/Jovanovic.cfm

Institute for Womens Policy Research: Accelerating Change for STEM Women Faculty of Color

IWPR AcceleratingChangeforWOC Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM:  Policy, Action, and Collaboration By Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Barbara Gault, Ph.D., and Youngmin Yi

Did you know that Women of color are only 5.7 percent of those with STEM doctorates who are assistant, associate, or full professors at four-year colleges, universities, and affiliated centers and institutes, but they are 15 percent of the working-age population in the United States. In contrast, white men with STEM doctorates are 58 percent of assistant, associate, and full professors, but only 35 percent of the working-age population? Check out this report overview:  http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/women-of-color-in-stem/accelerating-change-report-overview

Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the IWPR. It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations.  See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration#sthash.meRzef8M.dpuf

This report is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. It addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts that would promote their success, and strategies for implementing promising changes and taking them to scale. – See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration/#sthash.T4PzGdL5.dpuf
This report is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. It addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts that would promote their success, and strategies for implementing promising changes and taking them to scale. – See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration/#sthash.T4PzGdL5.dpuf
This report is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. It addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts that would promote their success, and strategies for implementing promising changes and taking them to scale. – See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration/#sthash.T4PzGdL5.dpuf
This report is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. It addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts that would promote their success, and strategies for implementing promising changes and taking them to scale. – See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/accelerating-change-for-women-faculty-of-color-in-stem-policy-action-and-collaboration/#sthash.T4PzGdL5.dpuf