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Supported by Institute Diversity, Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program builds and sustains an inter-college network of professors who are world-class researchers and role models to support the community and advancement of women and minorities in academia by:

  • Advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Advising campus leadership on policy and structure;
  • Increasing awareness and reducing the impact of implicit bias;
  • Making data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction.

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    Navigating Community Engagement, Sustainability, and Service Learning Opportunities at Georgia Tech
    ( 2020-02-18) Bryan, Michael ; King, Lilly ; Hull, Rebecca A. Watts ; Neville, Sarah ; Strohmenger, Sarah ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Campus Sustainability ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
    Looking for ways to connect with others around positive social change—on and off campus—while at Georgia Tech? Join SLS, Office of Campus Sustainability, and Civic Engagement to learn about programs and initiatives (curricular and co-curricular) at Tech related to service learning, sustainability, and community engagement.This panel discussion features Rebecca Watts Hull, Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Sarah Neville, Campus Sustainability Project Manager, Office of Campus Sustainability, Sarah Strohmenger, Director for Civic Engagement, and students Lilly King and Michael Bryan, who are experienced with each of the three offices.
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    Advocating for Georgia Tech in the State of Georgia and Beyond
    ( 2020-02-13) Burke, Chris ; Childs, Caulder ; Durham, Lynn ; King, Greg ; Knotts, Robert ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Institute Relations
    The Office of Institute Relations is Georgia Tech’s primary connection to federal, state, and local governments, communities, and businesses. IR works to ensure Georgia Tech’s strategic priorities receive recognition and support from local, state, and federal government partners. Through active advocacy and relationship-building, IR is centered on enhancing the image of Georgia Tech, building support for its causes and serving the state of Georgia. Through campus visits, district visits, and briefings at the State Capitol and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., IR showcases Georgia Tech’s tradition of excellence. This presentation will provide an overview of the office's four main departments and who they serve, as well as information about the office’s role with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
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    Insights into the President's Office
    ( 2020-01-28) Neville, Frank ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of the President
    Presenter Frank Neville, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff, will discuss the new leadership structure, the alignment of current roles with Georgia Tech’s overall goals/priorities, and how the Institute plans to manage and execute its outreach. In addition, Frank will note emerging trends from the strategic planning efforts and priority areas for the chief of staff and president’s cabinet as well as the GT campus community as a whole.
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    Demystifying Tech: A Path Forward - Together
    ( 2019-04-23) Abrams, Jennifer ; Billing, Andrew ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity
    A Path Forward - Together unites student, staff, and faculty voices around broad themes as a means for creating meaningful, positive change in the student experience at Georgia Tech. In fulfilling the Institute's commitment to an inclusive, safe, and healthy community, the following clusters represent areas of particular emphasis: Student and Community Life, Academics, Health and Well-being. The Path Forward Together Advisory Group, formed in the fall of 2017, focuses on objectives in each of the clusters of emphasis on recommendations for improvement in campus mental health services, the overall campus culture, support of the LGBTQIA community, and improvement in the academic environment and policies on campus.​
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    Balancing Research and Family
    ( 2019-01-22) Ferri, Bonnie H. ; Harrington, Kim D. ; Stein, John M. ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of the Provost ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Division of Student Life ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Human Resources
    While working towards their Ph.D. degree, students sometimes feel challenges in balancing the demands due to coursework, Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) responsibilities, research, funding, preparation for the next steps in their career, etc. Similar challenges are faced by post-doctoral fellows as well. The challenges and the potential stress can be compounded if the student/post-doc also needs to manage family responsibilities, including the care of a small child (or children). In a dialogue event held during Fall 2018, students and post-doctoral fellows shared some of the challenges they face while managing research/work and family responsibilities. This event will focus on current and potential mechanisms and resources that could alleviate these challenges or provide support.
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    Professional Development Programs for Faculty and Staff
    ( 2018-11-27) Alexander, Pearl ; Ancis, Julie ; Ferguson, LaTrese ; Lieuwen, Timothy C. ; Sharp, Leslie N. ; Thomas, Robert ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Human Resources ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Strategic Energy Institute ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate Education and Faculty Development ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Scheller College of Business
    Georgia Tech and the University System of Georgia offer a number of professional development programs for faculty and staff, such as the Emerging Leaders Program, Women’s Leadership Program, Adaptive Leadership Program, ACC Academic Leadership Network, and USG Executive Leadership Institute. The panel is composed of program administrators and participants who will talk about the content and goals of these programs.
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    How the Office of Sponsored Programs Supports Faculty
    ( 2018-11-08) Mason, Sandra ; Riley, Trudy ; Roche, Susan ; Spatt, Gail ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Grants and Contracts Accounting ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Sponsored Programs ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of the President
    In this session, panelists from key offices dedicated to supporting faculty in obtaining and managing sponsored research funds will discuss recent initiatives focused on streamlining their services. They will also discuss the range of services they provide and how faculty can best benefit from working with their respective offices.​
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    Demystifying Student Crisis Response
    ( 2018-04-17) Gagen, Jennifer ; Riggle, Colleen ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of the Dean of Students ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Women’s Resource Center
    Presenters Jennifer Gagen, VOICE advocate, and Colleen Riggle, assistant dean of students and director of the Women’s Resource Center, will share their experience and knowledge in responding to student crisis and in your role as a member of the Georgia Tech community.
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    Undergraduate Enrollment: Goals, Stats, and Stories
    ( 2018-03-27) Clark, Rick ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Undergraduate Admission ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity
    With a freshman retention rate of 97 percent and a freshman GPA average of 3.4, gone are the days of “look to your left and right.” Georgia Tech’s admission process and the number of students vying for admission have changed radically in the last five years. We will discuss the current undergraduate population at Georgia Tech, how applications are reviewed, and how decisions are made to shape the Institute into a global leader in education and innovation. Additionally, we’ll share stories some stories behind the stats that are helping Tech live out our motto and fulfill our mission in the constantly changing landscape of undergraduate admissions.
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    Free Speech, Political Correctness – Any Boundaries?
    ( 2017-11-14) Gosden, Kathleen T. ; Wasch, Kathleen A. ; ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Diversity ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Legal Affairs
    This session will shed light on some of the following issues: What kind of speech is and is not protected by the First Amendment? What laws and other considerations apply to speeches on campus, from students, faculty, or external people who are invited to speak or who are renting space on campus for an event? What does “free speech” mean for tenured and untenured academics at a state university? What should the Georgia Tech community know about the Open Records Act and how it applies to them?