Resources for the MU Community
Mizzou ADVANCE seeks to develop a more diverse workforce by advancing women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) divisions and departments. With this aim, we are enhancing the excellence of our university
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and matching university funds, the three-year grant seeks to educate faculty and administrators on gender equity issues, develop a mentoring system for tenured STEM faculty, identify barriers to women's advancement, and collect institutional data on the climate, support and resources for women's advancement.
For more information about Mizzou ADVANCE, please peruse our website and view our brochure.
About the Issues
It is the mission of Mizzou ADVANCE to create a more diverse workplace through the advancement of women faculty in STEM fields. The program addresses gender equity issues through its initiatives in mentoring, STRIDE and climate theatre.
For more information:
- Valian, V. (1999). Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Wenneras, C. & Wold, A. (1997). Nepotism and sexism in peer-review. Nature, 387, 341-343.
- Trix, F. & Psenka, C. (2003). Exploring the color of glass: Letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty. Discourse & Society, 14, 509-528.
- Steinpreis, R. E., Anders, K. A., Ritzke, D. (1999). The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex Roles, 41, 509-528
- Suedkamp Wells, K.M., Ryan, M. R., Campa III, H., Smith K. A. (2005). "Mentoring guidelines for wildlife professionals." Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33 (2), 565–573.
- de Janusz , S.C. & Sullivan, S. E. (2004). "Multiple mentoring in academe: Developing the professional network" Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64 (2), 263-288.
- Kumagai, A. K., White, C. B., Ross, P. T., Purkiss, J. A., O'neal, C. M., & Steiger, J. A. (2007). Use of interactive theater for faculty development in multicultural medical education. Medical Teacher, 29(4), 335-340.
- Izzo, G. (1997). The art of play : The new genre of interactive theatre. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann. (available through MU Libraries)
For current and future graduate students
- Frank Talk and Helpful Solutions for Women Entering the Academy, a presentation to the Preparing Future Faculty Program.
- MU Graduate School
- Preparing Future Faculty program from the MU Graduate School
- Valian's Advice for Students on Power, Effectiveness, and Gender
- So you want to work in academia? An article from Praxis MU's graduate student on-line newsletter
- Everything you need to know about Graduate school
- On-line support group for finishing your thesis or dissertation
- Graduate student message board
- Job search strategies for recent PhDs