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Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women and Minorities in Academic Faculty Careers

The goal of ADVANCE is to promote a multilevel participatory action to produce institutional transformation resulting in the full participation of women and minority faculty in all fields in the university. This program focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices (what people say and do), and structures (physical and social arrangements) as well as university policies through active participation of individuals at all levels of the university. For more information, click one of the links below:


March 24, 2014

“Climate Change…It’s Not What You Think. Assessing and Enhancing Diversity in Academic Environments.” Wednesday April 2, 12:00 Noon, Room 2532 Vet Med. Lisa Greenhill, associate executive director for Institutional Research and Diversity at the Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, will discuss campus climate with respect to diversity at U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. She’ll also discuss national efforts to develop programming and guidance on best practices for improving and maintaining successful, supportive academic climates. Funded by the ISU Women’s and Diversity grant program. (Vet Med is a secure building, so please contact in advance to place your name on the visitor list for the seminar.)

February 17, 2014

George Washington Carver Life and Legacy Symposium, April 23, 2014

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is hosting a symposium to honor the life and legacy of George Washington Carver on April 23. The Symposium will be held on the Iowa State University Campus in the Scheman building. Though no official records exist on Dr. Carver's birth date, most historians believe Dr. Carver was born in 1864, making this year the 150th since his birth.

The symposium theme will be focused on developing and nurturing future "George Washington Carver" students through an integrated vision of recruiting and retaining diverse students in the agricultural sciences.

Registration is limited to the first 150 participants.

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