ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success A Department within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success

At the heart of ADVANCE-Purdue is the Purdue Center for Faculty Success (PCFS), a campus center focused on developing programming and implementing activities and events for faculty on the West Lafayette campus.


ADVANCE is a National Science Foundation program designed to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE-Purdue is an institutional transformation project that targets recruitment, retention, and advancement of women STEM faculty at Purdue University. The mission of ADVANCE-Purdue is to conduct research and evaluate PCFS's programming, structure and institutionalization, and to institutionalize PCFS as a vibrant center integrated into the fabric of Purdue.

Our three guiding goals are:

  1. To increase the number of women of color in STEM tenure-track faculty positions
  2. To improve the success of all women STEM tenure-track faculty
  3. To engage all faculty in transforming the institution.

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