Joining Forces Cross-Institution Partnership Award
CI – EIS: A cohort of women faculty and administrators from four Midwestern universities have joined forces to support women of color and women with family responsibilities to find faculty success in science, technology, engineering or math fields (STEM). This cross-institutional project is supported by a three-year, $996,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program dedicated to advancing gender equity in academic STEM careers. The focus of this collaboration is to work together to collect data, determine useful strategies, develop an Integrated Equity Support (IES) toolbox, and then to initiate a caucus that will promote and distribute that toolbox.
Canan Bilen-Green, the vice provost for faculty and equity at North Dakota State is joined by three project leaders for the other schools in the partnership: Carla Koretsky, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of geological and environmental sciences at Western Michigan, Adrienne Minerick, dean of the College of Computing and professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech, and Cinzia Cervato, a Morrill Professor of geological and atmospheric sciences at Iowa State University.
For more see: September 2019, Casting a Wider Net(Work): Four Midwestern Universities Collaborate to Improve Work Environments for Women Faculty in STEM Fields.