ADVANCE Summer Writing Retreat

ADVANCE Women of Color Summer Writing Retreat

UTRGV is now part of a multi-institutional network that promotes the scholarly activities of women of color, with the support from a five-year National Science Foundation ADVANCE Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Network Award, led by Jackson State University (JSU).

The Advance Women of Color Summer Writing Retreat (SWR) provides a means of support for the research careers of women faculty in NSF supported disciplines. The overall goal of this project is to extend for adaptation the components of the JSU ADVANCE SWR to support the scholarly productivity and career advancement of women of color at six other minority serving institutions and thereby create multi-institutional networks that significantly expand the resources that are available to enhance the scholarly productivity and career enhancement of faculty at the partner institutions.

This multi-institutional network will address well-documented challenges women of color face in STEM as it relates to scholarly productivity, publishing, securing of external grant funding, tenure and promotion into full professorships and advancement into academic administrative leadership.  A network is essential for addressing female faculty challenges in the absence of productive collaborative networks within their departments, which are important vehicles for scholarly activities.

The residential week of the 2016 UTRGV Summer Writing Retreat is scheduled for May 22-28, 2016. The retreat will be held on South Padre Island, TX at the Pearl South Padre Resort.

To access the call for application for the 2016 UTRGV Summer Writing Retreat visit http://www.jsums.edu/advanceswrnetwork/application-utrgv/

For more information about the ADVANCE Summer Writing Retreat Network please visit http://www.jsums.edu/advanceswrnetwork/

Logistical details of the residential week of the 2016 UTRGV Summer Writing Retreat are forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kristine Lowe, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, at 665-3206 or Kristine.Lowe@utrgv.edu.