Welcome to UWF Faculty ADVANCE

Enhancing a Supportive and Inclusive Culture for Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in STEM

UWF Faculty ADVANCE Scholars and Supporters Slideshow

Scholars and Supporters of the UWF Faculty ADVANCE Program express their feelings about ADVANCE, being a woman in STEM, and other similar topics.

The 2016 UWF Faculty ADVANCE Showcase: The Evolution of a Campus

Highlights and Accomplishments of the UWF Faculty ADVANCE Program and Scholars‌‌
Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, ADVANCE Principal Investigator; Director, Center for Cybersecurity; Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering; and Professor of Computer Science

UWF Faculty Climate and Culture Survey Highlights
Dr. Sherry Schneider, ADVANCE Co-PI, Assistant Professor of Psychology

What it Takes to ADVANCE
Dr. Patrice McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, 
University of Maryland Baltimore County

For more informaiton please view the 2016 UWF Faculty ADVANCE Showcase Program and Flyer

The University of West Florida (UWF) is working to build a program for adapting the best practices for Enhancing a Supportive and Inclusive Culture for Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Women Faculty in STEM--a university-wide, systemic, and sustainable approach for advancing faculty women in STEM fields, with special attention to women of color and leadership positions. UWF Faculty ADVANCE is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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Please visit the Links and Resources page for Culture Survey Report, STRIDE Task Force Findings, A-Z guide, Expert Hotline and other resources.

Please visit the Events Page for upcoming ADVANCE events.

Why the NSF ADVANCE Program?

More women than ever are obtaining Ph. D's in science, however women continue to be significantly underrepresented in almost all science and engineering academic positions.

The full participation of women in academic STEM careers is important given the pivotal roles that faculty members and administrative leadership have as intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of many prospective scientists and engineers.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1107214.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.