Components of the Program:
• Administrative Sabbatical: One semester project in a top level area of JSU, mentored by a leader at the cabinet or dean’s level
• Leadership Panel: Assembly of external university leaders to discuss best practices in top management decision-making
• Lunch and Learn: quarterly luncheons where academic leaders and JSUAdvance participants discuss pertinent issues in higher education
• Conference Travel: Travel to a conference dedicated to issues in higher education

The deadline for application is Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Selected applicants will be notified during the summer.

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Application for International Travel 2013 is Open Now!

This year, JSUAdvance plans to travel to South America during the period May 26 – June 6, 2013.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Selected applicants will be notified by April 26, 2013 and must accept by May 1, 2013.

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Application for Summer Writing Retreat 2013 is open!

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Selected applicants will be notified by April 26, 2013.

Successful applicants must accept by May 3, 2013.

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AAUW published Chirstianne Gorbett and Catherin Hill’s research report “Graduating to Pay Gap – The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation”.

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JSUAdvance disseminated findings through a number of venues, including visits to and presentations at institutions, including Tennessee State University, Purdue University, and the State University of New York at Oswego.

A comprehensive and extensive report was provided, in which the external evaluation firm reported that interviewees on campus recognized the JSUAdvance project as positive and needed.

The JSUAdvance Team completed a comprehensive review of JSU Policies, which potentially impact the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female faculty.

The JSUAdvance Team initiated a formal mentoring program and a leadership program for STEM and SBS female faculty, which are both expected to become models for the entire campus.

The JSUAdvance Team hosted its Second Annual Summer Writing Retreat for STEM and SBS female faculty.  The demand for participation has crossed disciplinary boundaries and institutions.  Results indicate this as a promising practice
for increasing the scholarly productivity of STEM and SBS female faculty members.

The JSUAdvance Team sponsored its Second Annual JSUAdvance Academic International Group Travel this year by taking five female faculty members to South Africa where they presented their research and developed plans for ongoing international collaborations. This year also included making plans for a Joint U.S. – India Study of U.S. Best Practices for Women of Color in Science with the results to be presented at the U.S. Embassy’s 2012 Women in Science (WIS) Workshop in New Delhi.