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 The pages that follow are historical documents for informational purposes only.


Faculty Diversity Dashboard on the Office of Planning and Analysis website

5th edition toolkit

MSU Search Toolkit
3.2 Mb PDF, Ver 5.0

Research Papers
1.7 Mb PDF

MSU Search Webinar
105 Mb Powerpoint show, Jan 2017

MSU Search Tips
1 Mb PDF

Grant-Writing Bootcamp

Grant-Writing Bootcamp Facilitator Guide

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Equity Advocate

Equity Advocate Facilitator's Guide

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Family Advocate

Family Advocate Facilitator's Guide

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Promotion, Retention, and Tenure Bias-Literacy Training Guide

 RTP GuideDownload 398 kb PDF

Broadening the Participation in the University Faculty Search Process: A Facilitor's Guide

 Search Training Guide Download 1.1 Mb PDF

ADVANCE Project TRACS Overview

This short film showcases how ADVANCE Project TRACS broadly cultivated the recruitment, retention and advancement of STEM/SBS women faculty at Montana State University.

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STRIDE Workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Diversity and Excellence

On April 29th, 2013, two members of the University of Michigan ADVANCE STRIDE* Committee visited MSU to present a workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Diversity and Excellence. This presentation was designed to provide information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified and, if selected for offers, successfully recruited. The workshop provides both background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring the candidates you want to attract.

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*Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence

First Lecture Introduction Program

Based on similar programs developed at other ADVANCE universities, our program aims to support new women faculty in the classroom and enhance their experience of autonomy, competence and relatedness, by explicitly communicating to students on the first day of class that they are fortunate to be on the receiving end of scholarly and pedagogical excellence. The First Lecture Introduction requires having a respected authority figure take just thirty seconds to introduce a new faculty member, and to convey to students that they are in good hands with this valued expert. We encourage Department Heads/Chairs or Deans to come to the classroom and make this introduction for all new faculty, but especially junior women faculty in STEM/SBS.

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