UTPA ADVANCE Leadership Institute

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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 UT Pan American. 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 Institute is held during the spring semester and it is composed of a kick-off luncheon, eight Friday afternoon sessions and a graduation luncheon. See the tentative program for more details about the next ADVANCE Leadership Institute cohort.

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 are 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. Finally, upon successful completion of the Leadership Institute, faculty will be eligible to apply for an administrative Faculty Fellow position for the following academic year,[1] along with other possible professional development opportunities.

Calls for applications are announced in the summer.

Any questions?  Contact Dr. Marie Mora, Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs (