During the NSF phase of ADVANCE (2010-2017), the ADVANCE Center coordinated 12 ADVANCE programs and activities that were carefully designed by committees of Texas A&M faculty and administrators. Over the years, a few additional programs and activities were added. Each of the programs was designed to increase equity for faculty, particularly for women in STEM disciplines. Each program and activity was aligned with at least one of the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace (PHW) practices - the underlying, evidence-based framework for the TAMU ADVANCE initiative.
The activities were organized into 3 broad categories:
(1) Workplace Climate Improvement;
(2) Recruitment and Retention; and
(3) Success Enhancement.
Over the years, Texas A&M University has been taking steps to institutionalize the programs and activities that initiated with the ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant. Some of the programs and activities have already become well established in the new "institutionalized" phase of ADVANCE, albeit with newly defined scopes and/or target audiences
. Some programs and activities are in the process of being revitalized. And, some programs are suspended for the time being as the future direction of ADVANCE is worked out under new leadership.
Summary of ADVANCE Programs and Activities
This table provides a summary of all of the ADVANCE programs, past and present.