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Montana State University
P.O. Box 173095
Bozeman, MT 59717-3095

Tel: (406) 994-4690
Location: 319 Leon Johnson

Primary Contacts

Jessi L. Smith, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Provost/
Director of ADVANCE

Sara Rushing, Ph.D.
Co-Director of ADVANCE/
University Family Advocate

Theresa Marchwick
Project Manager

Micaela M. Young
Grant Submission Training Coordinator

Becca Belou
Equity Data Analyst


Waded Cruzado, Ph.D.
Montana State Univerity

Martha A. Potvin, Ph.D.
Provost & V.P. for Academic Affairs

Montana State University | ADVANCE Project TRACS

Outreach and Dissemination Plan

Our goal is to use extensive outreach and dissemination to bolster the broad impact of our findings. 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

  • Advancing Women in Leadership
  • American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • Feminist Studies
  • Feminist Teacher
  • Gender & Society
  • Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography
  • Gender, Work and Organization
  • Journal About Women in Higher Education
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Journal of Higher Education
  • Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
  • Journal of the Professoriate
  • Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Women, Politics and Policy
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Research in Higher Education
  • Sex Roles
  • Signs
  • WEPAN Proceedings
  • Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal


B. Nontraditional Journals

  • American Association of University Women
  • Feminist Psychologist
  • Higher Education Resource Services
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity
  • The Montana Professor
  • Women in Higher Education

C. Fliers/Pamphlets/Posters

  • ADVANCE Brochure
  • ADVANCE Project TRACS Poster in each Academic Department and Dean’s Office
  • Save the Date/Informational Bookmarks
  • Search Toolkit
  • Work Life Toolkit

D. Newspaper Articles/Press Releases

  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  • MSU Exponent
  • MSU New Service

E. Other Written Publications

  • MSU Monday Morning Memo
  • PCOSUW Newsletter

II. Possible Presentations and Outreach Locations:

A. Conferences

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Education Research Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Annual Women and Society Conference 
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Association for Women in Science
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations
  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting
  • Women in Engineering ProActive Network National Conference

B. Campus Presentations

ADVANCE Project TRACS will host 2 4 campus presentations a year. Below are three presentations scheduled for Spring 2013, which are examples of possible presentations for the following years.

  • Campus Climate ADVANCE Project TRACS Data Charrette (April 9, 2013) - The major findings from the Fall 2012 ADVANCE survey will be presented and feedback, insights and questions will be collected. Over 350 MSU TT faculty, Department Heads, and Administrators participated in the baseline job satisfaction survey. We will also present initial findings from the "Search Process Study" which includes interviews with faculty job applicants and search record form data. We encourage you to stop by anytime in that hour and a half to enjoy refreshments and engage with the data. Come meet the ADVANCE Implementation Team and learn more about the social science research methods ADVANCE employs.
  • Opportunities for Enhancing Research Capacity:  Learn What INBRE/EPSCoR/ADVANCE Can Offer You! Roundtable Discussion (March 26, 2013) - Stop by these roundtable discussions to learn about the MSU NSF and NIH institutional grants and what opportunities they have to help you build your research capacity
  • Project TRACS—How we can all contribute to Institutional Transformation (March 21, 2013) - An interactive discussion about noticing and responding to subtle bias with the Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership Alumni.

C. Training & Education

  • Broadening Your Search: Search Tool Kit Training (on-going)
  • The Center for Research on Learning Teaching (CRLT) Players (Confirmed for Feb 2014)
  • Equity Advocate Training with Diane Letendre, Director of Institutional Equity and Corky Bush, Former Director of Human Resources | Affirmative Action
  • Partner Accommodation Workshop
  • Presentations by Equity and Bias Experts.
  • Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence Presentation (STRIDE) (Confirmed for April 29, 2013)
  • Unintentional Unwelcoming Panel with Dr. Walter Flemming, Native American Studies
  • Yearly Education Presentation by one of our expert advisors:
    • Denise Battles – University of Northern Colorado
    • Toni Schmader – University of British Columbia
    • Denise Sekaquaptewa – University of Michigan
    • Kim Sullivan – Utah State University

D. Campus Outreach

  • ADVANCE Project TRACS Open House
  • All Department Head meeting hosted by the Provost
  • Annual Implementation Team 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 annual meetings with DHs
  • 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
  • Presentation at College of Engineering Advisory Board meetings
  • 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’ll 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. (
  • 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)
  • Yearly Public Lecture by Women in Science Distinguished Professor

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

B. Teleconferences & Videoconferences

  • Participation in AIM ADVANCE calls with other ADVANCE PIs by PI

C. Websites