Faculty invited to describe career path for ADVANCE study

March 1, 2011

Faculty members in STEM areas are invited to participate in ADVANCE-Purdue research into the makeup and variety of career journeys, as well as how to improve faculty support, through upcoming "storytelling circles."

The circles are one approach to collecting firsthand accounts for the Academic Career Pathways study in ADVANCE-Purdue, a program funded by the National Science Foundation and established to increase the numbers and success of women in STEM tenure-track positions. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Each storytelling circle, about 90 minutes long, will involve 5-10 faculty, staff and graduate students. The session will be recorded on audio, and as transcriptions are made, all identifying information will be deleted. More session details are in the consent form, available as a PDF file.

Circles are scheduled as follows (during spring break and finals week):
-- March 17 (Th). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Young Hall, Room 1009.
-- May 4 (W). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Young Hall, Room B064.
-- May 5 (Th). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Young Hall, Room 1009.
Registration is available here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eaPZ0JOOpt2Mtpi

The research team has identified several groups whose participation would benefit the project especially:

• Women but also some men.

* Career phase:
-- new faculty.
-- faculty who are about to pass or have just passed their third-year review.
-- faculty who are about to apply for or have been granted tenure.
-- faculty who are about to apply for or have been promoted to full professor.

• Tenured or tenure-track in STEM fields, especially these:
-- Agriculture: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science.
-- Engineering: all departments.
-- Pharmacy: Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.
-- Science: all departments
-- Technology: Aviation Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
-- Veterinary Medicine: Basic Medical Sciences, Comparative Pathobiology.