Outreach and Dissemination Plan
Note: Thank you for your interest in ADVANCE Project TRACS, our NSF funded Institutional Transformational Grant which ended August 31, 2017. The pages that follow are historical documents for informational purposes only.
Join us for our Interactive Newsletter meeting and/or our Implementation Advisory Team meeting each semester.
Our goal is to use extensive outreach and dissemination to bolster the broad impact of our findings. Working with our Communication and Dissemination Team we have expanded our three dissemination plans from our original proposal to meet this goal.
1) Directly share our findings with the research community via scholarly publications in gender, educational, and social psychological journals.
Includes: Peer-Reviewed Journals, Nontraditional Journals, Fliers/Pamphlets/Posters, Newspaper Articles/Press Releases, and Other Written Publications.
2) Directly share our findings with the public via public presentations to community and professional groups (e.g., AAUW chapters) and national and regional conference presentations.
Includes: Conferences, Campus Presentations, Training & Education, Campus Outreach, and Public Outreach.
3) Directly share our institutional transformation process and findings with other academic institutions around the world by creating a lasting digital footprint and via our website.
Includes: Audio-Visual Materials, Teleconferences & Videoconferences, and Websites.
Possible dissemination areas and detailed examples are listed below.
I. Publication Sites:
A. Peer-Reviewed Journals
B. Nontraditional Journals
D. Newspaper Articles/Press Releases
E. Other Written Publications
II. Possible Presentations and Outreach Locations:
B. Campus Presentations
ADVANCE Project TRACS will host 2 - 4 campus presentations a year. Below are three presentations from Spring 2013, which are examples of possible presentations for the following years.
C. Training & Education - Click here for upcoming and archived events
D. Campus Outreach
- ADVANCE Project TRACS Open House
- All Department Head meeting hosted by the Provost
- Semester Implementation Advisory Team Meeting open to the entire campus
- Interactive Newsletter Meeting open to the entire campus
- Annual Presentations to University Council and/or the President’ s Executive Council
- Dean’ s Council presentations
- Director and Co-Director communications with Department Heads
- Director and Co-Director meetings with women faculty in STEM/SBS
- Search Committee Orientations with TT Faculty in STEM/SBS
- Emails on programs/policies to entire campus community
- Equity Advocates - Equity Advocates serve the campus community by actively contributing to the institutional transformation of MSU by promoting and enhancing fairness, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness for all faculty and staff.
- Exhibits in MSU Library during Women’ s History Month
- Family Advocate meetings with on campus job interview candidates in STEM fields
- Grant Submission Training Coordinator meetings with departments and new faculty
- MSU Graduate Student Summit Panels: Graduate Summit here at Montana State University. This summit is designed to expose graduate students to potential career paths in STEM fields, contrasting academic, industrial and alternative careers, as well as provide graduate students with professional development tools that will aid in pursuing these career paths.
- Presentation and/or updates at MSU HR Reps monthly meeting
- Project TRACS Information included in display case in Leon Johnson Hall
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) presentations
- Women’ s Faculty Caucus presentations once a semester
E. Public Outreach
- AAUW chapters
- Expanding Your Horizons- A Day of Science and Math Exploration for Girls in Grades 6, 7, & 8: They Think WHAT About Me? (April 6, 2013) What might have happened if Albert Einstein had been Alberta Einstein? Do people in our culture have different perceptions of women in science than they do of male scientists? We will use psychological science to investigate how people may have unconscious stereotypes. We will also collect and analyze data on the prevalence of gender-related stereotypes and discuss how young women are already changing the culture of science. (http://eu.montana.edu/ContinuingEd/pdf/eyh/brochure.pdf)
- Gallatin Valley Human Resources Association – Chapter of SHRM
- McKinstry collaboration – Local business supportive of STEM
- Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project
- “Rising Scholars” speakers series to feature up and coming women faculty in STEM (to be created)
- Coordinate with Bozeman Daily Chronicle
III. Digital Footprint:
A. Audio-Visual Materials
- Film detailing ADVANCE Project TRACS research findings produced by students in the Masters in Fine Arts program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking (the only program of its kind in the nation)
- Videotape of workshops, presentations, and trainings
- Webinar on WEPAN.org
B. Teleconferences & Videoconferences
- Participation in AIM ADVANCE calls with other ADVANCE PIs by PI
- ADVANCE Project TRACS Website: www.montana.edu/nsfadvance
- ADVANCE Portal: http://www.portal.advance.vt.edu/
- Establish mutual links to suitable science/education sites
- MSUtube (www.youtube.com/montanastate) - Film/Videotapes (mentioned above) posted here
- Studio 1080: eu.montana.edu/studio1080/ - condensed podcast of film posted here