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 UTRGV. While the goal of the NSF ADVANCE grant is to increase the representation and advancement of female faculty in STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) fields, we encourage the participation of all tenured faculty, clinical faculty, and three-year lecturers employed at UTRGV, regardless of gender, college, or academic discipline.

Along with a kick-off luncheon and graduation ceremony, the ADVANCE Leadership Institute includes eight sessions/workshops held on Friday afternoons throughout the Spring semester. Moreover, the Leadership Institute participants are matched with a mentor to support their career and leadership development. Upon successful completion of the Leadership Institute, faculty are eligible to apply for an ADVANCE Administrative Faculty Fellow position.

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2018 ADVANCE Leadership Institute 

2017 ADVANCE Leadership Institute

2016 ADVANCE Leadership Institute