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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

ADVANCE Rising Tide Goals

Our focus is on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social-Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to diversify the workforce. Methods include improving the climate at UMaine, reducing isolation and providing professional development opportunities for women faculty.

Learn more about the mission of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

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

Rising Tide Leadership

While the University of Maine's ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UMaine faculty.

Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.

Welcome to the Rising Tide Center at the University of Maine! Our work is guided by the notion that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Read a message from Dr. Amy Blackstone, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators here, and follow this link to learn more about the Rising Tide Center staff.

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MENTORING MODELS: Support from within the university is essential to ensuring the success of junior faculty. Now is the time to recognize the efforts of senior faculty who share their expertise and experience with junior colleagues. Read more here about the 2015 Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award. The nomination deadline is April 10.

FAIR, CONSISTENT & APPROPRIATE: That's what all faculty expect of the promotion and tenure process. Use this new video resource to share best practices and to reduce implicit biases that negatively impact peer evaluation.

SAVE THE DATE: Our 5th annual networking conference, ADVANCING Women in Academia is slated for Tuesday May 12, 2015. Think about joining us at this signature event that will include new academic partners in this final year. Visit our EVENTS page for more information.

Career Recognition Awards

Efforts to promote the professional development of women faculty at UMaine are complemented by celebrating their achievements. Attend the public presentations by this year's Career Recognition awardees to see the depth of talent and dedication among your female colleagues.

Dr. Sandy Butler: April 3 at Noon
Listening to and Learning from Stories of Poverty: A Journey in Research, Teaching, and Activism Toward Economic Justice.
Dr. Rosemary Smith: April 6 at Noon
The Art of Microfabrication.
Dr. Marie Hayes: April 10 at Noon
The Neuroscience of Human Development: What Can We Learn from Sleep?

Find more information about these special events here.

Rising Tide Advocates & Allies

Advocates and Allies support ADVANCE initiatives because they recognize that an equitable climate is good for everyone.

On March 31, you can Dine for Equity with colleagues committed to identifying implicit biases, highlighting the negative impact of these attitudes on peer review and hiring, and developing strategies to respond to unconscious stereotypes.

Find more information, register for lunch, and connect with the Advocates and Allies here.

And whether you join the Advocates & Allies on March 31 or not, consider taking the implicit association test linked here to explore subtle biases that may be affecting your actions.

Women in the News

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Contact Information

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