PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ADVANCE
The Organizational Structure of the University of Arizona's ADVANCE program was composed of an Executive Committee that was generally responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, and programmatic oversight of the grant; three working groups each of which corresponded to an identified tier and were individually responsible for the associated interventions; one Evaluation Committee that was responsible for the coordination of summative and formative evaluation; a Research Advisory Board that advised on appropriate research; and two advisory boards that provided ongoing input into the activities, events, and interventions.
The Executive Committee was counseled by three advisory boards, an internal Deans Advisory Board, an internal Research Advisory Board, and an external Strategic Advisory Board.
There were two committees within ADVANCE, the Executive Committee and the Evaluation Committee. The Executive Committee was ultimately responsible for ensuring that the goals of the program and the interventions proposed were properly executed. The Evaluation Committee was responsible for the coordination of all evaluative work.
There were three Workgroups that were responsible for the development and implementation of the various interventions and activities. The Leadership Workgroup (WG1) aimed to implement activities that increased the visibility and opportunities for success and leadership for women from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Stewardship Workgroup (WG2)aspired to foster responsibility for change within the university based on personal reflection and choice. And finally, the Transformational Technology Workgroup (WG3) aimed 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 Project Team.