Strategies and Tactics for Retention to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE)
STRIDE is a committee of 11 professors and administrators who are trained in practices that increase the promotion and success of women faculty. Through presentations, members are a resource for chairs, administrators, promotion & tenure committees, and search committees. STRIDE is modeled after a successful program at the University of Michigan.
The goal of STRIDE is to raise awareness at MU about the practices and policies necessary to change MU culture to promote the advancement of STEM faculty without regard to gender. Specifically, STRIDE is:
- Educating faculty, administrators, and promotion and tenure (P&T) committees about unconscious bias and other practices that impede women's advancement
- Identifying specific departmental- and college-level policies and practices that may affect the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups
- Identifying best practices and policies that can lead toward sustainability of successful interventions
For more information about STRIDE, please contact Meera Chandrasekhar.