Virginia Tech received an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant from the National Science Foundation in 2003 to initiate AdvanceVT, a program to increase the participation and success of women in academic science and engineering careers by changing institutional culture and practices. As a result, the university has incorporated AdvanceVT-initiated programs and policies across the institution.
Programs during the grant funding period targeted graduate students preparing for faculty careers, new faculty starting tenure-track appointments, senior faculty preparing for leadership roles, search committees, department heads, and senior administrators.
Elements of AdvanceVT include:
- Advancing Women into Faculty Careers
- Increasing the Representation of Women
- Empowering Women as Leaders and Scholars
- Updating Work-Life Policies
- Warming Department Climate
AdvanceVT reports, presentations, and newsletters are archived here and in VTechWorks.