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I think the program is pretty close to magical and it has had powerful positive impacts on individuals and our community.
-Oregon State University President Edward Ray
The ADVANCE Seminar is the centerpiece of our OREGON STATE ADVANCE project and provides participants an opportunity to develop action plans to implement their learning in their own areas of influence on campus. The 60-hour seminar is an interactive learning experience centered on analyzing the operations of difference, power, and privilege in higher education, with particular attention to STEM disciplines. It provides opportunities to explore structural inequities within the university and to imagine a transformed future in which institutional structures and personal behaviors are both professionally and personally life-affirming for people across their differences. The goal is to help participants develop skills and tools to create a more inclusive, equitable, and just work environment at Oregon State University.
The ADVANCE Summer Seminar is offered twice each summer at the end of years 1-4. If you would like to participate in an upcoming seminar please contact OREGON STATE ADVANCE for dates and eligibility requirements.