ADVANCE at Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. This site's theme is to advance women in interdisciplinary and international networks. This 5-year institutional program is closely aligned with Northeastern's move toward interdisciplinary scholarship and increased global engagement. The Northeastern ADVANCE Program reports to the Office of the Provost.

Three primary focus areas are addressed:

(1) The recruitment of women into academic positions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as the social sciences. Recruitment efforts have a particular focus on the recruitment of women of color.

(2) The retention and the advancement of women faculty in our participating departments through a number of programs and activities designed to grow and develop networks, increase collaborative opportunities, and to ensure that Northeastern faculty have the information needed to make the best career decisions.

(3) The engagement of leadership in ADVANCE initiatives and efforts. A series of activities to increase awareness amongst academic leaders and to prepare rising leaders for future administrative or research leadership positions.