The ARC Network, a National Science Foundation-funded STEM equity braintrust, recently named UMD ADVANCE Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor Dawn Culpepper to the fourth cohort of the its Virtual Visiting Scholars (VVS) Program.
Cognitive and social biases can undermine hiring of diverse and talented faculty. This virtual workshop describes concrete strategies faculty search committees can use to mitigate biases in the search process and make procedures more inclusive, effective, and fair.
ADVANCE Professors are distinguished faculty members who identify as women who work with faculty constituents as mentors, advisors, and knowledge brokers. We are delighted to announce the women who will serve as ADVANCE Professors for 2021-2022.
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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.