"IvyWiSTEM" was funded in 2012 through a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, and focused on increasing the participation and advancement of Ivy Tech female faculty in academic science and engineering careers.
Project Initiatives included:
- An internal survey was sent to 2,245 faculty at Ivy Tech in 2013 to gague facultysatisfaction, considerations to leave the College, reason for applying for a faculty position, and faculty experiences (positive, negative, and in regard to equity and discrimination). A copy of the results can be found here.
- Focus Groups: Female STEM Faculty members from across the state participated in FocusGroups serving to investigate the reasons for the variances in recruitment, retention, and advancement of female STEM faculty in each of the College's regions. Further, the Focus Groups greatly informed the institutional transformative plan for Ivy Tech to increase the hiring and advancement of female STEM faculty statewide. Ohio University was contracted to perform a review of the Focus Group results, and the resulting report can be found here.
- Advisory Board: A team of Advisory Board members was created to assist the Principle Ivestigators in survey design and focus group participation. This Board also was instrumental in review of the final Focus Group procedures and resulting data.The resulting Transformative Plan will into account all that has been gleaned through theabove activities, and will be published here once presented to College leadership.