Peer Networks

Strategic Networks

ADVANCE hosts a variety of faculty peer networks to support the retention and promotion of women and underrepresented minority faculty at UMD.

Current Faculty Peer Networks

We are currently recruiting participants for two out of four peer networks for the 2020-2021 academic year. All ADVANCE peer networks will meet virtually in fall 2020 with a determination regarding spring 2021 to be made as more information becomes available.

ADVANCING Faculty Diversity (AFD) – Monthly seminar series for faculty members and postdoctoral fellows that identify as people of color (all genders) created to enhance agency in career advancement. The seminar series is led by Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly, Associate Professor, College of Education. Founding Directors Dr. Stephen B. Thomas (SPHL) and Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson serve as advisors, mentors, and speakers. Click here to see the call for participation.

Faculty Voice Article on ADVANCING Faculty Diversity by Drs. Thomas, O'Meara, and Espy-Wilson

Keeping Our Faculties (KOF) – Year-long network of pre-tenure assistant professors who identify as women created to enhance agency in career advancement (meets monthly for two hours). Professor of Journalism and Director of ADVANCE, Dr. Linda Steiner, leads KOF. Click here to see the call for participation for 2020-2021. 

ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty (APTF) (2020-2021 Program Filled) – Year-long network of full-time non-tenure track (all genders) created to enhance agency in career advancement. Instructor of Biological Sciences and Assistant Dean for Science Education Initiatives in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Dr. Kaci Thompson, leads APTF this year. Click here to see the call for participation for 2020-2021.

Leadership Fellows Program (2020-2021 Program Filled) – A yearlong professional development program for UMD faculty. The goals of this program are to enhance faculty leadership skills, and to prepare them for administrative positions within their department, college or the University. Our Leadership Fellows program leaders this year are Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Bonnie Thornton Dill and Dean of the College of Education Jennifer K. Rice. Click here to see the call for participation for 2020-2021.

Past Faculty Peer Networks

ADVANCING Together Workshops (AT) – Workshops for associate professors who identify as women created to enhance agency in career advancement to full professor.

Scholarly article on Women Associate Professor's Sense of Agency in Career Advancement by Drs. Terosky, O'Meara, and Campbell

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