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    An NSF funded program to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development.
  • ADVANCE IT- Search Committee Seminar
    GEAR UP with interactive theater: Seeking to improve the faculty search process by educating about micro-aggressions and unconscious bias.
  • Sarah Redfield addressing REAL workshop attendees
    Reaching Excellence in Academic Leadership (REAL) by providing opportunities to further enhance the leadership of chairs and directors through the development of skills and tools to create positive department climates.
  • Abigail D’Ambrosia and Will Clyde
    UNH ADVANCE is committed to mentoring as path to career success.


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.

ADVANCE Spotlight

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D

Vicki Banyard, Ph.D, professor of Psychology with an affiliation with the Justice Studies Program, is the UNH ADVANCE Faculty Fellow leading the ADVANCE social science research study including the development and analysis of the UNH Faculty Climate Survey. She is also a research and evaluation consultant with Prevention Innovations. Due to her extensive experience in this field, she was recently given a position with the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women to do research and evaluation with their Campus Grants Program which aims to end sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking.


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Climate Survey Results

Based on the results of the 2013 Faculty Climate Survey, UNH ADVANCE has produced two reports on the respondents who took the survey and faculty perceptions on issues of influence, fit, fairness.

Check back soon for additional reports.

We've Moved

UNH ADVANCE has moved to Dimond 356. Please drop by to say hello or to see our new space.

National Geographic Article

"Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science"

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.

By Marguerite Del Giudice
November 7, 2014

Scientific American Article

"Diversity in STEM: What It Is and Why It Matters"

By Kenneth Gibbs, Jr.
September 10, 2014

Events & Opportunities



UNH ADVANCE is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 STEM Women Visiting Scholars Program. Learn more about the program and application details here.

Workshop on Finding Funding- Strategies and Search Tools 

The workshop, presented by Research Development & Communications and Foundation Relations, will include:
·         strategies to manage and optimize
          funding opportunity searches
·         overview of tools provided on the
          Research Office web site and on other
          web sites
·         interactive introduction to using the
          Foundation Directory Online

Elliot Alumni Center, Room 1925
3:00-4:30 PM
Friday November 14, 2014

Register Here

The State of the Humanities/The Humanities and the State: Keynote Speaker Freeman Hrabowski

"The Humanities, the Public University, and Public Good"

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He also chaired the National Academies' committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

Huddleston Ballroom
Thrusday, October 30, 2014

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