ADVANCE Adaptation: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh – Three Campuses, One Institution
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2025 (Estimated)
Award Amount to Date: $999,674.00
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus (email@example.com)
Co-Principle Investigator: Samantha Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Former Co-Principal Investigator: Alicia Johnson
External Evaluator: Denise Roseland
Project Manager: Karee Orrick (email@example.com)
The project is designed to address gender inequities in STEM departments at a recently integrated, restructured, multi-campus, comprehensive University, which is a unique context for an ADVANCE grant to be implemented. In 2018, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System underwent a restructuring process. As one of the largest systems of public higher education in the nation, with ~165,000 students and 39,000 faculty and staff, the impacts were wide-reaching. The goals of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) ADVANCE project include: developing a web-based dashboard for tracking progress and transparency on the three campuses; creating awareness of and training to address the climate issues uncovered in the 2021 Climate Survey; conducting an equity review of STEM departmental tenure, renewal, and promotion (TRP) policies; establishing roadmaps for TRP for faculty and instructional staff; and aiding departments in creating new/revised, equitable policies and procedures to improve department climates. The project will use several strategies from NSF ADVANCE awardees, StratEGIC Toolkit, the ADVANCEGeo Transforming the Workplace Project, as well as targeted best practices outlined in the Chancellor’s Study on Work/Life Balance.
Advancing Women in Science and Engineering in the University of Wisconsin System
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2011
End Date: Aug. 31, 2017 (Estimated)
Award Amount to Date: $171, 011
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Mihalick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evaluator: Erin Winterrowd (email@example.com)
The proposed project included two main professional development activities designed to address specific problems for the advancement of STEM women in the University of Wisconsin (UW) system.
- The first will provide opportunities for STEM female postdocs from the two UW PhD granting institutions to give seminars/practice job talks at one of the eleven comprehensive institutions in the UW system.
- The second initiative is a horizontal mentoring program for 50 senior women broken down into nine or 10 disciplinary groups of four to six members each.The goal is to advance careers, reduce isolation and energize senior women STEM faculty.
The proposal intends to use the existing structure of the Women & Science Program housed on the UWO campus to administrate the new programs.