The goal of UNH ADVANCE is to improve faculty climate and academic leadership through increased fairness, transparency, and clarity of recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure policies and practices. While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the overall goal to transform the climate of the university benefits the entire UNH faculty.
The first female UNH professor was a scientist?
Her name was Caroline Black and she joined UNH as an Assistant Professor of Botany in 1911. Dr. Black was also the first woman scientist on the staff of the Agricultural Experiment Station. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Dr. Black was the first, but now 40% of all tenure track professors at UNH are women.