The Equity Advisor program, which designates one faculty member from each college to act as an Equity Advisor, began in Fall 2019.
Equity Advisors are senior faculty who work with their College administration and faculty to implement and oversee the policies and procedures recommended by AWED as part of the ADVANCE grant, and are selected jointly by the college dean and AWED.
Equity advisors have a number of roles within their colleges as they work with AWED and their college leadership concerning policies and procedures related to diversity and equity efforts. This includes working with College Search and Screen committees for faculty hires to identify and train Diversity Advocates, helping departments implement and assess their diversity and inclusion plans, and help the College implement and assess policies and procedures related to diversity and equity efforts.
The current Equity Advisors are Caroline Simpson, AWED associate director, professor, physics, for the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Anthony McGoron, associate dean for academic affairs, for the College of Engineering and Computing.