ADVANCE Learn

At Murray State, women represent 37% of Assistant Professors, 23% of Associate Professors and 20% of Full Professors in STEM disciplines. These percentages suggest that not only are women not being hired at comparable rates to their male colleagues, they are not experiencing the same rate of tenure or promotion. We believe unconscious bias in tenure and promotion processes contributes to reduced representation of women and URMs at higher ranks just as it contributes to underrepresentation in the recruitment and hiring of Assistant Professors. Thus, we see a need for implicit bias training for tenure and promotion committees as well as for search committees at Murray State.

Upcoming Workshops

BLACK, BROWN, BRUISED: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation
Ebony McGee, Vanderbilt University
September 15th, 2022
12:00-2:00 p.m.

KerryAnn O'Mera, University of Maryland
Department Chair and Dean Workshop
Date and time TBA

Previous Workshops

  • "The Hire" Interactive Theatre
    Presented by The ADVANCE Theatre Team
    February 22, 2022 2-3:30 p.m.
  • "The Hire" Interactive Theatre
    Presented by The ADVANCE Theatre Team
    November 10, 2021 2-3:30 p.m.
  • "When One Door Opens" Interactive Theatre
    Presented by The ADVANCE Theatre Team
    September 27th, 2021 2-3:30 p.m.
  • "The Hire" 
    Presented by The ADVANCE Theatre Team 
    April 7th, 2021 2-3:30 PM
  • Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation About Bias
    Presented by PowerPlay of UNH and Incluxion, Inc.
    December 7th, 2020 
  • Implicit Bias Interactive Theatre
    PowerPlay, University of New Hampshire
    November 22, 2019
  • COACh Workshop on Strategic Persuasion
    Nancy Houfek
    January 11, 2019
  • Success Strategies in STEM
    Christine Grant, CoolSci Productions and North Carolina State University
    October 8, 2018
  • Bystander Intervention
    Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska Lincoln
    February 1, 2018
  • Enhancing Your Career with Networking Strategies
    Donna Dean, Consultant, Association for Women in Science and American Chemical Society
    September 28, 2017
  • Survival is insufficient: Seek to Thrive
    Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Scientist, Executive, Diversity Advocate
    March 9, 2017
    Work-life balance: what do you really want?
  • Joan Herbers, Ohio State University
    October 20, 2016

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