by Linda C. Babcock and Sara Laschever
Improving the educational, professional, and social climate and increasing the opportunities for women within the University and community through education, advocacy, and research.
Promoting the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic development.
The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program to develop a national science and engineering workforce that includes the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership. As the first private university to be awarded the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, we have strived over the past three years to create a model of institutional transformation, particularly in the areas of enhanced transparency in faculty recruitment, advancement, development, and retention policies and improved accountability and effectiveness at the school/college and departmental level.