Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the NSF ADVANCE Project for Institutional Transformation of Rice University records, 2004-2010 UA 330

creator Rice University
Title: NSF ADVANCE Project for Institutional Transformation of Rice University records
Dates: 2004-2010
Abstract: The collection consists of materials created by participants in the NSF- funded ADVANCE Project, which was undertaken to increase the partici- pation of women faculty and faculty of color in the departments of science, technology, engineering, and math at Rice University. There are records of meetings, surveys, workshops, research articles, and electronic versions of sponsored events.
Identification: UA 330
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet3 boxes
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The materials that constitute this collection were created when faculty members at Rice University applied to the National Science Foundation for a grant to fund efforts to increase the participation of women faculty and faculty of color in the departments of science, technology, engineering, and math. In mid-September of 2006, a grant of 3.3 million dollars for a five-year program was awarded.

Under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Kathy Matthews, Rice University Dean of Natural Sciences, and Jan Rinehart, Director, committees of current women faculty were formed to gather information and to plan activities. Study participants gathered employment and salary data, surveyed women faculty about the campus climate, and researched literature on pertinent issues. In addition they planned and carried out a Triad Mentorship Program, Department Chair Training, and workshops. The first was titled Negotiating the Ideal Faculty. The second was a one-day workshop for pre-tenure faculty focused on communications and understanding university processes.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the participation of women and minority faculty in the departments of science, technology, engineering, and math at Rice University. The grant was awarded in 2006 to last for five years. Included in the collection are papers from the process of applying for the grant, lists of faculty members who carried out the work that was promised, articles collected during their research, results of comparing Rice to the professoriate at large in gender and ethnic diversity, data pertaining to salary differences by gender, and survey information concerning campus climate. Also included are planning and output information from a meeting with the External Advisory Committee at the end of the first year, along with the recommendations that came from this meeting.

There are also CD’s and DVD’s containing a W.E.P. Workshop; the April 4, 2007 Symposium of the Dean of Engineering; the ADVANCE External Advisory Committee meeting, May 17-18, 2007; and three presentations by Virginia Valian on Sept. 10, 2008: “Gender schemas and the Accumulation of Advantages,” “Power and Politics in Your Department,” and “Recruitment and Retention.”


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the NSF ADVANCE Project for Institutional Transformation of Rice University must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
compact discs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

NSF ADVANCE Project for Institutional Transformation of Rice University, UA 376, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Dr. Kathy Matthews through Dr. Melissa Kean.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Administrative Records

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1 1 Executive Director Search-RESTRICTED 2006
2 Records of Planning and Proposal for Advance Teacher's Course 2006
3 Year One, 2006-07

Series II: Training Manuals

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1 4 Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
5 Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists

Series III: Organizational and administrative

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2 1 Proposal drafts 2005
2 Final proposal 2005
3 Response to proposal 2006
4 Final budget 2005
5 Faculty recruiting 2007
6 Leadership/Chair training
7 Institutional transformation programs
8 Comparative data
9 Dissemination plan
10 Budget/financial
11 AAUP faculty gender equity indicators 2006
12 Princeton advisory visit 2004
13 Publicity
14 Evaluation

Series IV: Surveys

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2 15 Gender equity 2004
16 Academic climate 2007-2008

Series V: Workshops

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2 17 Women in Science & Engineering 2001-06-19
18 Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position 2006
19 Baker Institute for Public Policy 2006
20 Department Climate 2007
21 Faculty Success 2007-04
22 Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position 2007-10
23 Faculty Career Success 2008-04-19
24 Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position 2008-10
25 Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position 2009
26 Evaluation: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position 2007-2010

SeriesVI: Meetings and Committees

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2 27 Planning 2006
28 Principal investigators 2007-06
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2 29 Committee assignments
30 Advisory Committee for Study of Women 2002-2004
31 Advisory Committee on Women at Rice 2004
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3 1 External Advisory Committee 2006-2007
2 Faculty Women's Committee 2006
3 Internal Committee 2006
4-5 Leadership Committee 2007-04-2008
6 Recruitment Committee 2008

Series VII: Research articles

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3 7 Bibliography
8 Faculty
9-11 Gender-Diversity-Equity
12 Leadership
13 Male-Female Comparisons
14 Mentoring
15-17 Women
18 Miscellaneous

Series VIII: Visual/CD

3 WEP workshop
External Advisory Committee [meeting] 2007-05
Virginia Valian: "Gender Schemas and the Accumulation of Advantage" 2008-09-10
Virginia Valian: "Power & Politics in Your Department;" "Recruitment & Retention" 2008-09-10
Deans' Summit: ADVANCE Symposium Dean of Engineering 2007-04-04