PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ADVANCE
The Organizational Structure of the University of Arizona's ADVANCE program is composed of an Executive Committee that is generally responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, and programmatic oversight of the grant; three working groups each of which corresponds to an identified tier and are individually responsible for the associated interventions; one Evaluation Committee that is responsible for the coordination of summative and formative evaluation; a Research Advisory Board that advises on appropriate research; and two advisory boards that provide ongoing input into the activities, events, and interventions.
There are two committees within ADVANCE, the Executive Committee and the Evaluation Committee. The Executive Committee is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the goals of the program and the interventions proposed are properly executed. The Evaluation Committee is responsible for the coordination of all evaluative work.
There are three Workgroups that are responsible for the development and implementation of the various interventions and activities. The Leadership Workgroup (WG1) aims to implement activities that increase the visibility and opportunities for success and leadership for women from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Stewardship Workgroup (WG2)aspires to foster responsibility for change within the university based on personal reflection and choice. And finally, Transformational Technology Workgroup (WG3) aims to expand the methods for raising awareness of institutional bias and supporting unbiased actions. Each of these workgroups is supported by the efforts of the UA ADVANCE Staff and Graduate Assistants.