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National Science Foundation

ADVANCE Leadership Institute

As part of UTPA’s National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, we have established the UTPA ADVANCE Leadership Institute to enhance faculty and leadership development opportunities at the University of Texas –Pan American. 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 tenure-track and tenured faculty members employed at UTPA, regardless of gender, college, or academic discipline.

The third cohort of this Institute will be held during the Spring 2015 semester. It will launch with a kick-off luncheon event on Tuesday , January 27th and end with a graduation luncheon on April 28th. In between, eight sessions will be held on Friday afternoons, from 12:00-4:30 p.m., throughout the semester. Lunch will be provided. Participants are required to attend all eight sessions to successfully complete the Institute. See the attached tentative program for more details.

Faculty who successfully complete the Leadership Institute by attending all sessions receive a $500 stipend and are presented with a certificate at the final reception. 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 UTPA and may or may not be in academia, and when possible, the Leadership Institute will match participants to their mentor of choice. Finally, upon successful completion of the Leadership Institute, faculty will be eligible to apply for an ADVANCE Administrative Faculty Fellow position.

All tenure-track and tenured faculty members are encouraged to apply. Due to the limited number of slots, we request that interested faculty email a completed application form and one-page Statement of Interest to ADVANCE@utpa.edu no later than Monday September 15th at 5:00 p.m.

Any questions? Contact Dr. Marie Mora, Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs (mtmora@utpa.edu or 3257).