UMaine’s Rising Tide effort focuses on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to develop a more diverse workforce.
"This work is funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. 1008498. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."
While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UM faculty.
Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.
“A rising tide lifts all boats.”
This is the concept guiding the work of the Rising Tide Center.
Read a message from Dr. Susan Gardner-Dunlea, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.
Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators here.
Now recruiting male colleagues to serve as Rising Tide ADVOCATES & ALLIES! Recruits will advocate for diversity and gender equity within their departments and colleges, and across campus. Join us as we foster a supportive environment for all faculty regardless of gender, rank, or discipline. Read more about the Advocates & Allies initiative here.
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) recommends diversifying the faculty in STEM fields. Gain some perspective on gender equality from Roger Green, who will visit our campus on Oct. 2 & 3 to help launch the Rising Tide Advocates & Allies program.
The Association of Psychological Science highlighted ADVANCE supported social science research with a series of presentations at their 2014 meeting, including one by UMaine researchers. Read about the benefits of studying the unique culture at UMaine in the blog Character & Context.
New Faculty Orientation and Informational Fair: AUGUST 28, 2014. Find more information on our EVENTS page, and join us as we kick off the new semester!
Having trouble identifying campus contacts? Seeking a mentor? Want to connect with a group of like-minded neighbors? Visit our New Faculty page to access a variety of resources that will help you settle in.
Not sure how to resolve an uncomfortable workplace situation? Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, might be able to help.