Funded by the National Science Foundation, OREGON STATE ADVANCE aims to serve as a catalyst for advancing the study and practice of equity, inclusion, and justice for women and others from historically underrepresented groups who are faculty in the academy.
Progression toward this goal is guided by three major objectives:
Over the past several years Oregon State University has engaged in significant efforts toward reaching these aims (e.g., Provost’s Hiring Initiative, revision of promotion and tenure guidelines to include a commitment to diversity among all tenure-line faculty). However, the ability to retain faculty and sustain our commitments depends on establishing strong practices and policies within academic disciplines and departmental/college cultures. The purpose of the one-year ADVANCE Faculty Fellowships is to support the work of tenure-line faculty to embed our commitments to equity, inclusion, and justice throughout the university.
The Faculty Fellowship program began in Fall 2016 and will be active over the following three academic years. Fellowships are targeted to support current/planned activities within academic units by giving individual tenure-line faculty resources to directly support the work. Examples of projects might include revising department/college policies regarding recruitment, enhancing mentoring programs, or modifying promotion and tenure practices. Fellowships are intended for individual faculty but multiple faculty may work together if the impact of the project crosses unit/college boundaries.