ACES+

The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University was 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 created 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. CWRU's institutional transformation has been a multifaceted initiative to promote a campus-wide culture characterized by equality, participation, openness, and accountability.

To launch the project the ACES Investigators chose 31 NSF fundable departments to provide a broad set of departmental variety in terms of size, composition, and research methods in order to allow best practices to be thoroughly tested before being recommended to the university at large.

With generous support from the National Science Foundation, NSF-Advance (grant #0245054) the Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University seeks to contribute to the development of a national science and engineering workforce that includes the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership.



RELATED SITES & RESOURCES

Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership
Faculty Development Council
Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute
Women Faculty of the School of Medicine

RELATED RESOURCES
CWRU Gender & Salary Study for Academic Year 2011-2012
Climate Surveys

 

*NEWS*

Congratulations to Diana Bilimoria, PhD, for being named a 2013 ATHENA Award Finalist for professional excellence. Read more about this prestigious award and Dr. Bilimoria's profile in Inside Buisness Magazine.

Department of Biology Instructor Ronald Oldfield, PhD, recently acknowledged the role of ACES+ in his research: "The first study I performed with the funds from the ADVANCE Opportunity Grant [2010 award] has now been published. This grant was the primary source for the study, and the study could not have been done without it. This is the best research I have ever done, and I think it will make me more competitive for other grants in the future. Thank you very much for making the award possible." Read the abstract in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

FINAL REPORT

ACES Final Report and Institutional Outcomes(PDF Download)


ACES ARCHIVE

The ACES Archive is a self-contained website collection of the Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University. (2004 - 2008)

CWRU was 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.