ADVANCE - Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success

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 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.
  • Six Purdue researchers win NSF early-career awards in 2015

    December 16, 2015

    Five Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering and one in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute won 2015 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstan

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  • Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions

    April 10, 2015

    Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (April 10) approved faculty promotions. The following promotions are effective with the 2015-16 academic year. Exact dates are noted by campus or name.

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  • Holloway receives Wickenden Award

    March 25, 2015

    Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program and assistant dean of undergraduate education for the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education

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About ADVANCE-Purdue

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The ADVANCE 2013 Gender and STEM Research Symposium was held on November 13-14th.  Proceedings from this symposium are available through Purdue e-Pubs.


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