Symposium with Dr. Cathy Trower

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Glickman 424/425
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Dean
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During the 2013-2014 academic year, several activities will be undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT – Catalyst grant. The grant funds a study to determine how USM can better recruit, retain and advance female faculty members in the sciences, technology, engineering and math fields, as well as in the social and behavioral sciences.

The first major activity is set for September 26th. Dr. Cathy Trower, Senior Research Associate and Research Director for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be on campus. Dr. Trower has studied faculty employment issues, policies, and practices since 1996 and has authored numerous articles and books related to faculty employment issues.

Dr. Trower will be conducting a campus-wide symposium at 2:00 on Thursday, September 26 in Glickman 424/425. The symposium is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Attached are Dr. Trower's BIO and CV.

What is ADVANCE?

"ADVANCE encourages institutions of higher education and the broader  science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community, including professional societies and other STEM related, not-for-profit organizations, to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators." (ADVANCE Brochure, pg 2)