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Rising Tide Goals

Our focus is on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social-Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to diversify the workforce. Methods include improving the climate at UMaine, reducing isolation and providing professional development opportunities for women faculty.

Learn more about the mission of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

This work is funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. 1008498. The findings, opinions and recommendations expressed herein are those of the investigators and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Science Foundation.

Rising Tide Leadership

While the University of Maine's ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UMaine faculty.

Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.

Welcome to the Rising Tide Center at the University of Maine! Our work is guided by the notion that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Read a message from Dr. Amy Blackstone, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators here, and follow this link to learn more about the Rising Tide Center staff.


SAVE THE DATE: Our 5th annual networking conference, ADVANCING Women in Academia is slated for Tuesday May 12, 2015. Think about joining us at this signature event that will include new academic partners in this, our final year. Visit our EVENTS page for more information or to register on-line.

FAIR, CONSISTENT & APPROPRIATE: That's what all faculty expect of the promotion and tenure process. Use this new video resource to share best practices and to reduce implicit biases that negatively impact peer evaluation.

WOMEN AFTER ALL: Gender equality was firmly rooted in our origins, according to Melvin Konner. An anthropologist and behavioral biologist at Emory University, Konner penned "It's Over, Man" for The Scientist. See if you agree that everything old is new again.

Faculty Focus

GOT DIVERSITY? UMaine has a strategy for building diversity, to enrich the student experience and prepare graduates for success in a truly global economy.

Use this new Faculty Recruitment Handbook to gain strategies for every step of the process - from advertising to interviewing!

Thanks to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Human Resources, who partnered with the Rising Tide Center to produce this guide.

Meet our Faculty Liaison

Want to have questions answered confidentially?
Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, can help! Schedule a meeting with her when on campus to interview or once you arrive at UMaine.

Read more about the ADVANCE Liaison here

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469