Who is ACES for?

The ACES program encompasses the entire Case community in efforts to promote a campus-wide culture characterized by equality, participation, openness, and accountability.

What's the difference between ADVANCE and ACES?

ACES is a 5 year program developed under the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award.

My department is not a pilot department. Are there any ACES initiatives I can take advantage of?

ACES plans to sponsor joint networking events in cooperation with the Women's Center. There are also a series of public lectures through the Distinguished Lectureship series.

Does ACES offer anything for students?

In joint cooperation with the Women's Center, ACES is planning workshops focused on gender-based sterotyping and differential expectations of male and female faculty members.

How does ACES differ from what the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women does? Does the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women run ACES?

ACES is a program under the National Science Foundation Advance award with initiatives to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in the science and engineering departments. The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women co-sponsors various events with ACES. The ACES program operates out of the Office of the President and Provost.

What are the ACES initiatives you refer to?

The initiatives are focused on coaching, mentoring, and training and development of women faculty in the science and engineering department. They are structured programs designed to increase women's academic participation and leadership.

What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

Coaches specialize in providing performance related and career related advice. Mentors have field specific and institution specific experience that a mentee can draw on for advice and counsel.

How many schools have received NSF ADVANCE awards?

There are currently 18 schools in the ADVANCE program.

How will you measure success of your program?

Success will be measured through institutional transformation of increased transparency and accountability as well as more equitable practices, procedures, and structures.