The OREGON STATE ADVANCE Seminar has been the centerpiece of our NSF Institutional Transformation (IT) grant project. An interactive learning experience centered on analyzing the operations of difference, power, and privilege in higher education, with a particular focus on the STEM disciplines, the seminar 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 ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program for OSU participants is available to all OREGON STATE ADVANCE Seminar graduates as well as all graduates of the 60-hour Difference, Power, and Discrimination seminar.

The ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program for non-OSU participants is available on a first-come, first-served basis for all applicants from academic institutions. There are 15 seats available. People who might benefit from this training include tenure-track faculty, administrators, and professional faculty. We encourage collaborative pairings or teams of STEM faculty with faculty in Liberal Arts and Social and/or Behavioral Sciences disciplines whose work focuses on dismantling systems of oppression and advancing social justice.

To apply for the ADVANCE Seminar Train-the-Trainer program please submit an application containing the following information:

  1. Contact information. 
  2. A two-page curriculum vitae. 
  3. A statement of interest and intent of up to 750 words.

Please send your completed application to Cynthia Lopez, Project Manager,

The application deadline is December 14, 2018. You will be notified by January 30, 2019.