Christine Stanley, the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity (VPAPD) and ADVANCE Co-Investigator, and her Council on Climate and Diversity (CCD) annually assess the progress made by each university unit (academic colleges as well as non-academic units) toward reaching diversity goals outlined in the University Diversity Plan. Currently, $1 million is part of OVPAPD permanent funds which is allocated to campus units based on progress in accountability, climate, and equity efforts. The ADVANCE Center is working with the OVPAPD to leverage this new institutional practice to further the goals of the ADVANCE program. The ADVANCE Center tracks program participation and provides participating colleges with “College Engagement Reports.” The data from these reports may be provided on the units’ annual reporting to the OVPAPD.
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