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    Call for Nominations: Inaugural Cohort of Equity Coaches

    To enhance the capacity of departments, colleges, and campus committees to reduce bias and enhance equity in the academic work environment, the ADVANCE Program, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Faculty Affairs, is launching an Equity Coaches program.

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    Advancing Faculty Diversity presents Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana

    View the recording of Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana's keynote address entitled "Reflecting on the Changing Goals, Priorities, and Values in Higher Education." This event was presented by Advancing Faculty Diversity, our peer network for faculty of color.

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    Research on Work, Family, Gender, and COVID-19

    Earlier this month, the ADVANCE Program convened a virtual panel of UMD researchers to discuss recent projects related to work, family, and gender in the context of the pandemic. The event recording is now available.

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Scholar Spotlight

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    Kaci Thompson

    Kaci Thompson is an Instructor of Biological Sciences and Assistant Dean for Science Education Initiatives in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Her research initially focused on animal physiology and behavior. More recently she has become engaged in science education research, especially institutional structures and practices that promote excellence in teaching and enhance student academic success. In this spotlight, she explains why she became a facilitator for Advancing Professional Track Faculty, an ADVANCE Peer Network.