Engaging around Equity: A History of PACE, 2009 - 2019
2009 - 2016: ADVANCE Initiatives Council
The Advance Initiatives Council, or AIC, was formed in March 2009 to serve as internal advisors for the ADVANCE project team at UMaine. This group was invaluable in focusing the efforts of the Rising Tide Center, particularly by supporting discussion of broader issues that affect the recruitment and retention of women faculty in all disciplines at UMaine.
2016-2019: Provost's Council on Advancing Women Faculty
The AIC evolved into the Provost’s Council on the Advancement of Women Faculty (PCAWF) in the fall of 2016, filling an advisory role to the Provost as he sought to foster a supportive and inclusive climate for all faculty at UMaine. The Director of the Rising Tide Center served as the liaison to PCAWF.
Fall 2019: Provost's Advisory Council on Equity
In Sept. 2019, an enhanced mission statement and new membership guidelines were developed and adopted by this council, which is now known as the Provost’s Advisory Council on Equity, or PACE. This group seeks to foster equity for all faculty, with a focus on supporting women and underrepresented minorities.