Rutgers University Faculty Advancement and Institutional Re-imagination (RU FAIR) was a five-year program (2008-2013) funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s ADVANCE (Award: HRD-0810978) for Institutional Transformation designed to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers by changing institutional culture and practices. Our programs examine institutional policies and practices that disadvantage women and work to improve the academic career trajectory of women through a long-term, systemic approach to institutional transformation.
RU FAIR ADVANCE built upon the strong foundation of the university’s efforts to address issues of diversity and equity by offering several meta and support initiatives to increase the retention, recruitment, and promotion of women in science, social science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Rutgers University. The goal of the RU FAIR program was to remove barriers to recruitment and retention of women faculty, to advocate for greater diversity in senior leadership positions and to provide higher visibility to the achievements of Rutgers’ women faculty in STEM disciplines.
Read the full RU FAIR ADVANCE proposal.