The ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity sponsors initiatives designed to promote an academic environment where all faculty can thrive. To do so, we pay attention to equity issues at multiple levels of analysis including:
- Individual level – to support individual faculty of diverse identities at all stages of their relationship with UMass Lowell by promoting equitable practices in recruitment, hiring, and promotion as well as by facilitating opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and other types of support.
- Interpersonal level – to promote equitable and respectful treatment among faculty by raising awareness of daily biases and indignities and by enabling bystanders to disrupt microaggressive interactions.
- Departmental level – to promote equity practices within departments through a self-reflective process that involves assessment, feedback, goal setting and action planning.
- University level – to track campus climate and to promote policies and procedures that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.