October 16, 2014

On October 15, Lehigh ADVANCE hosted guest speaker Sherri Wallinger for an interdisciplinary dialogue about creativity and the creative process for STEM faculty and students.  The slides from the discussion are available for review.

September 10, 2014

The 2014-2015 STEM Department Chair Schedule is posted below. This facet of Department Chair Professional Development is coordinated by LU ADVANCE and the Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs.

All sessions are in UC 304 from 8:00-9:30 am. 

September 19, 2014 RSVP by September 15:

November 7, 2014, RSVP by November 3:

December 12, 2014 RSVP by December 8:

July 14, 2014

LU-WISE Luncheon dates have been identified for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.  We are also scheduling a welcome and Kick-Off event hosted by ADVANCE for August.

LU-WISE topics will include:

  • Mentoring Graduate Students
  • Enhancing Creativity and Innovation in Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Tenure/Promotion Review and Response
  • Department Chair Roundup:  Perspectives from a Panel of Women STEM Department Chairs
  • LU-WISE Research Showcase

If you would like to offer a topic, please let us know while we finalize the agendas.

May 21, 2014

Lehigh University is part of a newly formed task force of regional employers who wish to support one another in recruting and retaining a diverse workforce by forming a consoritum.  Together, we propose relocation and networking services to potential hires (and their partners, spouses, families) who are planning to relocate to the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania so that their integration into the community is strong  and successful.  Individuals with partners or spouses who also seek employment will have a program to assist them in making a career transition.

The current Task Force members are:

Lehigh University, -

April 30, 2014

On April 18, Cindy Simpson and Gail Gasparich visited Lehigh University representing AWIS and spoke with some participants of our Interdisciplinary Networking Committee mentoring program about faculty mentoring of graduate students.  Topics covered were broad and included work-life balance, working with students who have their own funding and how to cultivate independent questioning and intellectual curiosity while supporting your own research goals.  The slides are available for viewing.

April 11, 2014

Faculty men who wish to take actions that support faculty women can review the list of items on this flyer and also review the additional suggestions identified by Lehigh ADVANCE Male Allies.

April 8, 2014

Lehigh's NSF ADVANCE Grant is making progress in faculty recruitment- not only in STEM disciplines.  Read the news story that followed a meeting of internal stakeholders and external advisors to the project.

March 19, 2014

Please attend a town hall about the search for Lehigh University's next president. Your voice needs to be heard. If you cannot attend in person, there is also an online form to submit comments or make nominations.  An email from the co-chairs of the presidential search committee with the schedule of town hall meetings is below.

March 14, 2014

Lehigh ADVANCE is now accepting proposals from all recently tenured and promoted women associate professors (first three years) and STEM women (through the fifth year) who are interested in developing a two-year mentored plan of funded work to effectively demonstrate leadership in ways that make individual sense for optimum career success and satisfaction.

February 10, 2014
Lehigh ADVANCE is no longer seeking nominations.