Focus on Resources for Women's Advancement, Recruitment/Retention, and Development

Faculty Initiatives for Gender Equity


Welcome to the NDSU ADVANCE FORWARD programs homepage.  FORWARD (Focus on Resources for Women's Advancement, Recruitment/Retention, and Development) Faculty Initiatives for Gender Equity include an array of campus-wide activities focused on gender parity and equity, with an emphasis on STEM women faculty.  FORWARD contributes to the Mission, Vision and Core Values of NDSU by participating in the ongoing work for diversity, equity, and inclusion that is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Equity.

The work of the FORWARD program is supported by engagement in academic departments across the NDSU campus.  Several National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE* awards have supported FORWARD participants in addressing institutional practices and policies that are central to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus. 

*ADVANCE Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions program contributes to the NSF's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce by supporting the development of systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers.  

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