• The principal investigators are responsible for achieving the goals as outlined in MSU's proposal to the National Science Foundation. Although a central administrative office exists to support the principal investigators in their work, the ultimate responsibility for program outcomes and financial soundness of the project lie with the principal investigators. The ADAPP-ADVANCE grant has one principal investigator (PI) and five co-pi's (Co-PIs).
  • Initially, the ADAPP-ADVANCE initiative included three colleges: the Colleges of Engineering, Natural Science, and Social Science. During the first two years, the deans of these colleges worked closely with ADAPP-ADVANCE team members to advance the institutionalization of project initiatives in accordance with the needs and extant programming of each, respective college. As a direct result of these relationships and the developing work, Provost Wilcox has led the expansion of the ADAPP-ADVANCE initiative into the colleges listed in this section.
  • The Faculty Excellence Advocates (FEAs) are faculty members who are key "drivers" of faculty quality and diversity in each college. They build close working relationships with their faculty colleagues, department chairs and deans, working to create a climate that promotes quality, inclusiveness, alignment, objectivity, consistency and transparency of all academic human resource policies and practices. The ADAPP-ADVANCE grant funded FEAs in the three pilot colleges, Natural Science, Engineering, and Social Science. Provost Wilcox is funding FEAs in the remaining colleges by supporting 25% of the time of each FEA to be devoted to ADAPP activities.
  • (Years 4-5) This steering committee is responsible for the institutionalization of best practices initiated by the ADAPP-ADVANCE grant.
  • (Years 4-5) A key goal of the ADAPP program is to disseminate beyond MSU the findings and successes of the project. The Research Oversight Committee (ROC) will coordinate the development and dissemination of research and scholarship.
  • The internal Faculty Advisory Committee is comprised of highly visible senior leaders from across the STEM disciplines. The committee helps guide and advance the goals of the initiative.
  • The administrative operations of the grant are run by the Project Director, assisted by a full-time administrative assistant. ADAPP-ADVANCE is also supported by a postdoctoral associate, doctoral-level graduate assistants, and a part-time data analyst.
  • The directors (and staff) of four key units on campus, including the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development, the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the Family Resource Center, and the Women's Resource Center, work closely with the Principal Investigators and Faculty Excellence Advocates to plan and implement projects with ADAPP-ADVANCE.
  • The External Advisory Committee is comprised of six highly visible thought leaders from across the country that hold leadership positions at other universities, in corporations or professional associations. These individuals are seasoned professionals known for their expertise in organizational change, human resource management and assessment. This group is mandated by the National Science Foundation and will advise the Provost (PI) as the grant progresses.
  • The Ohio Evaluation & Assessment Center (OEAC) joined the project to lead external and internal evaluation activities for the ADAPP-ADVANCE initiative. The OEAC is led (at the University of Miami site) by Dr. Sarah Woodruff.
  • Years 1-3
    The ACT was established to help connect activities across ADAPP-ADVANCE workgroups, to discuss grant operations in relation to existing functions of the Provost's office, and to coordinate activities beyond the scope of the GMT.
  • Years 1-3
    The grant management team (GMT) includes the co-principal investigators on the project, the project director, and the provost's representative to the project, MSU's Director of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and MSU's Director of Planning.