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The team from Mechanical Engineering. 2014-2015 ADVANCE FORWARD Department Award winners.

Department of Mechanical Engineering receives
ADVANCE FORWARD Department award

The Department of Mechanical Engineering received the 2014-2015 ADVANCE FORWARD Department Award at the annual FORWARD Kick-Off event held on October 2.

The ADVANCE FORWARD Department award is presented by the Commission on the Status of Women Faculty to recognize significant department progress towards improving campus climate and gender equity within the faculty ranks. 

The award review panel noted the equitable and positive climate of the Mechanical Engineering Department as a factor in hiring, retaining, and advancing women faculty.  The panel specifically cited the department’s “concerted, genuine effort to accommodate faculty while ensuring that research and teaching productivity remain high”, and efforts to provide the varied resources needed for success.  While Mechanical Engineering is one of the most male dominated fields, NDSU’s department has recruited and facilitated advancement of women faculty to create a welcoming climate for both faculty and students.

FORWARD Committee meeting
Monday, December 14, 12:00-1:30pm Arikara Room, Memorial Union
Register here.

Ally Training
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Lark room, MU.
Register here.

Faculty Search Committee Training
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00-11:00 am, Rose Room
Register here.

Advocates and Allies Skill Development Workshops
Wednesday, April 6, 2015  2:00 – 3:30 PM Lark, MU.
Register here.

Promotion to Professor Luncheons
A short panel discussion of “How You Know When You Are Ready For Promotion”
Wednesday, October 21st, 11:30am-1:00pm in the Prairie Rose Room, MU.
Register here.

The Advance FORWARD project encourages applications from male faculty to serve as Advocates in the FORWARD Advocate/ Allies Program. Applications are due April 2.  For more information click here.

Forward Lecture Series Videos

A video of Dr. Jenna Caprenter's "Negotiation and Women Don't Ask" presentation, from November 18, 2013, is available here.

A video of the October 3, 2013 Promotion to Professor Panel luncheon: Measures of Quality, can be found here.

To watch "Stereotyped: The myth of simple classroom fixes" presented by Jennifer Momsen, Shanda Lauer, Erika Offerdahl, Mila Kryjevskaia, Warren Christensen, and Lisa Montplaisir. February 12, 2013. Click here.

To access the video and resources related to Mary Ann Mason’s “Do Babies Matter in Academia?” Pedagogical Luncheon, click here.

To watch Joan Williams' January 20th talk click here.

To watch Dr. Price’s December 8th talk and view her slides and handouts click here.

DVDs of Scott Page's talks are available for check out from the FORWARD office. Contact:

To view slides and handouts from the the FORWARD Grants Information Session click here.

Vision Statement

NDSU FORWARD is committed to establishing a university culture in which all are nurtured and supported to develop to their fullest potential, and the criteria for success and achievement incorporate the unique skills and contributions of both men and women.

NDSU FORWARD will be instrumental in creating a culture of support balanced with concern for personal and family values and responsibilities, enhancing job performance and satisfaction. We envision an environment where women are leaders and decision makers at all levels of the University. By these efforts NDSU will transform as an institution and will demonstrate its commitment to gender equity through a record of accomplishment in recruitment, development,  and retention of women.

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Sponsored by National Science Foundation 
ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award HRD-0811239 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:06:11 AM