The Office to Advance Women, Equity and Diversity’s initiatives are intended to create a faculty-based social system that acts proactively to enhance a culture of inclusion for all faculty at FIU, as well as to advance women and underrepresented minority faculty, particularly within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavior Sciences. Through the ADVANCE Florida Network, AWED also seeks to develop and share best practices for diversity and inclusion with the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida, FIU’s metropolitan partners, as well as with other universities locally and nationally.
For information about our initiatives and the research conducted to inform them, please review the topics in the left hand navigation.
A one-day, highly interactive and immersive educational program that is intended to move participants from “insight” to “action” to increase inclusion as well as to address gender and race bias within professional interactions in positive and prosocial ways
STRIDE Faculty Recruitment Workshops provide background information and concrete advice about practices that make searches more successful (in producing diverse candidate pools and hiring candidates).
A sustainable, interactive, educational theater program geared towards addressing the multicultural intersectional identities that are characteristic of FIU, Hispanic-serving institutions, and the region as a whole.
Diversity Advocate Program
Additional training for one member of each search committee focused on methods to expand the diversity of the pool of applicants for tenure-track faculty positions.
Provides mentoring, networking, and professional opportunities within Florida research universities in order to encourage collaboration and the sharing of information and resources in the areas of recruitment, promotion, retention, and leadership for women.
Fellows receive a two course release for a one-year term (Equity Advisors with their respective units receive a one course release for a one-year term) in order to gain experience with university leadership and administration and make valuable contributions to increasing diversity and improving the climate at FIU by contributing to FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity programs.
A Launch Committee is established for each Launch participant, typically a new Assistant Professor, which meets with the faculty member once a month during their first year. The focus is on areas that are essential for a new hire to be successful. These include: integration into FIU, obtaining resources, lab space/personnel, Students, external funding, teaching, service.
Feasible, specific, and achievable action plans created by Academic Affairs, Colleges, and departments in order to increase the representation of faculty from underrepresented groups and provide an equity and supportive institutional climate.
A special initiative to recruit excellent research scientists with a history and commitment to the mentorship of women students and students from domestic URM populations.
The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) is offered to all faculty ranks, including tenure-line, research, clinical, and instructors. FMP includes one-on-one mentoring, mentor training, networking events, and structured skills-training presentations related to enhancing faculty productivity.
Social science study designed to explore the complexity of how a multiethnic cultural climate within FIU STEM departments affects the advancement of women in STEM, particularly Hispanic-American and African-American women faculty, with a focus on intersectionality.
Salary Equity Program
The salary equity program carefully reviews the salary of individuals in question to help analyze discrepancies and provide equitable adjustments where applicable.
Salary equity program
Policy/ procedure reviews and changes
Diversity Mentor Professorship Program
Faculty Fellows/Equity Advisors
Bystander Leadership Program
Diversity and Inclusion Plans
Diversity Advocate Program
Faculty Mentor Program
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