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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

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.

Rising Tide Site SEARCH


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

GOT DIVERSITY? UMaine has a strategy for building diversity, to enrich the student experience and prepare graduates for success in a truly global economy. Use this new Faculty Recruitment Handbook to gain strategies for every step of the process - from advertising to interviewing!

EXPLORE COLLABORATION: Would you like to work with colleagues from other colleges in Maine? Attend ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA where you can mingle with other faculty who share your career goals, and perhaps your research interests. Save the Date - May 12, 2015.

Featured Faculty

Since moving to Maine, Dr. Cindy Isenhour has been intrigued by the state's vibrant repair, reuse and resale economy, from yard sales to Uncle Henry's.

I'm interested in formulating a research project on the culture of Maine's alternative economic institutions and ways that environmental and economic policy might work to support and incentivize this valuable economy. I'm looking for collaborators!

Meet our Faculty Liaison

Want to have questions answered confidentially?
Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, can help! Schedule a meeting with her when on campus to interview or once you arrive at UMaine.

Read more about the ADVANCE Liaison here

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