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Professional Development

Key to meeting the objectives of the University of Maine’s ADVANCE project, and broader NSF diversity goals, is facilitating the professional development of women faculty.  Initiatives include mentoring, training, topical workshops and presentations, time management offerings, and grant funding that supports research, the formation of new collaborations, and professional skill development.

Additionally, the President Susan J. Hunter Fund, an endowment established to honor UMaine’s first woman president, will provide funding for professional development, with preference given to women and underrepresented minority faculty.

Use the links above to read more about specific funding-eligible opportunities and consider attending our annual networking conference, ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA, where academic leaders from across Maine gather to discuss a variety of relevant topics!

julie millard Dr. Julie Millard, Professor of Life Sciences at Colby College, joined the leadership development panel in May 2015 at the ADVANCE networking conference. Julie, who teaches chemistry at Colby, has authored a textbook for non-chemistry majors titled





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