Institutional Context

Orienting Framework: The National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grants 



Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. (The National Science Foundation)  

Seattle University Grant Proposal (1629875): "What Counts as Success? Recognizing and Rewarding Women Faculty's Differential Contribution in a Comprehensive Liberal Arts University"