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Enhancing Faculty Worklife at UNLV - NSF ADVANCE

Posted: June 24, 2014

What: Enhancing Faculty Worklife at UNLV – NSF ADVANCE 
When: 9:30 – noon; June 27, 2014 
Where: Boyd School of Law Room 105
Who Should Attend: UNLV Faculty (all categories)

Supporting the professional success of UNLV faculty is a campus priority. As a part of this effort, UNLV will submit an NSF ADVANCE proposal in the Plan-D funding category. The Letter of Intent is due August 20, 2014. 

There is an inseparable connection between academic excellence and diversity. UNLV is working on a variety of system-wide, overlapping diversity initiatives that, together, reach all ranks. NSF ADVANCE specifically supports systemic and organizational approaches to change that enhance women’s participation and leadership in academic STEM. The expected data-gathering, policy, and value transformations geared to improving worklife tend to make participating organizations particularly successful and more desirable workplaces for all faculty. In fact, many Tier 1 (Carnegie Research Intensive) Universities have also completed or are completing ADVANCE-funded projects.

The Office of Executive Vice President and Provost invites you to attend a meeting on NSF ADVANCE. We will look at the history of the NSF ADVANCE program and its goals, ideas for the forthcoming UNLV submittal, ways to participate and become involved, and, most importantly, the broader university initiative. Long-term goals are to use research-based tools and practices to promote the career success, retention, and advancement of all UNLV faculty and increase institutional recruitment appeal. Dr. Margaret N. “Peg” Rees has served on the review board for past NSF ADVANCE-funded projects and will lead this discussion and effort. 

Although it is summer, we hope that you can join us in this exciting and potentially transformative work. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP your attendance.