ADVANCE Leadership Institute

As part of UTRGV’s National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, we have established the UTRGV ADVANCE Leadership Institute to enhance faculty and leadership development opportunities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. While the goal of the NSF ADVANCE grant is to increase the representation and advancement of women faculty in STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) fields, we encourage the participation of faculty from all genders, colleges, and academic disciplines.

The fifth cohort of this Institute will be held during the Spring 2017 semester. It will launch with a kick-off luncheon on Tuesday, January 24th and end with a graduation luncheon on Tuesday May 2nd.  In between, eight sessions will be held on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., throughout the semester.  Lunch will be provided.  Participants are required to attend all eight sessions. See link below for more details on the tentative program.

Faculty who successfully complete the Leadership Institute by attending all sessions will receive a $500 stipend and will be presented with a certificate at the final reception on May 2nd.  Moreover, the Leadership Institute participants will be matched with a mentor to support their career and leadership development. The mentors can be internal or external to UTRGV and may or may not be in academia. When possible, the Leadership Institute will match participants to their mentor of choice; see the application form for details.  Finally, upon successful completion of the Leadership Institute, faculty may be eligible to apply for an administrative Faculty Fellowship in the 2017-2018 academic year, and will be considered for other possible leadership development opportunities.

All tenured faculty, full-time clinical faculty, and three-year lecturers are welcome to apply.  Due to the limited number of slots and the goals of the program, however, preference will be given in the following order:  tenured faculty, clinical faculty, and three-year lecturers.  We request that interested faculty email a completed application form (link below) and a one-page Statement of Interest to no later than Monday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m.

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ADVANCE Leadership Institute Form