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The ISU ADVANCE Program is supported by the National Science Foundation through an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award. The ISU ADVANCE Program is funded for 5 years (2006-2011).
The goal of the ISU ADVANCE Program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university.

I serve as Equity Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and am responsible for leading the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ ADVANCE effort. I began serving as Equity Advisor in March 2007. I work with college leadership to plan, coordinate, and implement ADVANCE efforts in the college. For example, I have collected data to clearly define problem areas and strength areas in the college. Moreover, I have presented to the Chair Council and to the Dean’s Leadership Team to share information with them and suggest strategies.

I have also served in a leadership role in supporting ADVANCE efforts on campus. I was one of the presenters at the Transformational Change Strategy’s Conference on April 1, 2008. I have also led STEM Advisory group meetings of senior women in STEM disciplines and have spoken at networking events on campus. Finally, I have developed and implemented the ADVANCE lectureship committee whereby ADVANCE awards departments’ two $1,000 awards and ten $300 awards to departments across campus to bring in female speakers and minority speakers.

© 2009 Lisa M. Larson

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