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Rising Tide Goals

UMaine’s Rising Tide effort focuses on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to develop a more diverse workforce.

Learn more about the mission of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

"This work is funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. 1008498. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

ADVANCE Leadership

While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UM faculty.

Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.”
This is the concept guiding the work of the Rising Tide Center.

Read a message from Dr. Susan Gardner-Dunlea, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators ‎here.


SAVE THE DATE: August, 20, 2014 Dept. Chairs and Unit Directors Professional Development Day (rescheduled from May 2014). This event offers strategies for new and experienced chairs with a focus on FACULTY RETENTION. Register on or before Aug. 15 by calling 581-3439, and visit our EVENTS page for more information.

Women in Science - Get advice, view informative videos, and have your questions answered by accomplished female colleagues when you visit the Scientista Foundation website.

Have you heard about Maine Career Connect ? This new employer consortium can help your department recruit outstanding faculty with focused support for dual-career couples and transition services that reduce the stress of relocation. When budgets are limited services like these can make a real difference in recruitment and retention!

New Faculty Resources

New Faculty Orientation and Informational Fair: AUGUST 28, 2014. Find more information on our EVENTS page, and join us as we kick off the new semester!

Visit our New Faculty page to access a variety of resources that will help you identify campus contacts, plan for achieving tenure, find a mentor, and even connect with social groups in the Bangor area.

Meet our Faculty Liaison

Not sure how to resolve an uncomfortable workplace situation? Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, might be able to help.

Read more about the ADVANCE Liaison here

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469