ADVANCE Resources

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NSF ADVANCE Program Information

Missouri State University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: the Missouri State University division which aims to increase the overall diversity of the campus and foster a welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff.

2015 Campus and Community Climate Study project: a study conducted by the Diversity and Inclusion division to examine the overall culture of the university. The study aimed to determine whether the university's leadership reflected its stated goals of facilitating a diverse, welcoming campus. It also proposed solutions to improve conditions for underrepresented students, staff and faculty.

2019 Climate Survey: a summary of data collected concerning the experiences of students, faculty, staff and administrators with regards to inclusion and equity at MSU as compared to other institutions.

Diversity Hiring and Recruitment programs: hiring policies intended to complement traditional recruitment efforts and broaden the University’s institutional investment in outstanding and diverse employees.

Dual Career Assistance program: a policy which supports dual career couples to attract and retain a quality workforce, and as a long-range economic benefit to the university. MSU is committed to offering placement advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate.

Family and Medical Leave (FML): a policy which allows an MSU employee to take job-protected time off from work due to a qualifying life event, including the birth of the employee's child.

Other ADVANCE Sites

Florida Atlantic University
San Francisco State University
Murray State University
University of Arizona
University of Nebraska 
Central Michigan State
Iowa State (Institutional Transformation 2006-2011, Partnership 2019-2021)
Michigan Technological University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Other Equity Resources

Association for Women in Science (AWIS): a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change.
ARC Network: a program which strives to advance equity on a national level by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives by institutions of higher education and other STEM organizations that affect those in STEM workplaces.