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 peer networks for the 2020-2021 academic year:

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

ADVANCING Professional Track Faculty (APTF) – Year-long network of full-time non-tenure track (men and women) 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 – 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 Faculty Diversity (AFD) – Year-long network of faculty of color (men and women) created to enhance agency in career advancement. The program is led by Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity and Professor in the School of Public Health, Dr. Stephen Thomas, and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the A. James Clark School of Engineering and Director of the Speech Communication Lab, Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson. 

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

ADVANCING Together Workshops (AT) – Workshops for women associate professors created to enhance agency in career advancement to full professor. The program is led by Dr. Ellin Scholnick, Faculty Ombuds Officer and Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology. 

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

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