The Administrator Shadowing Program gives women faculty who might be interested in pursuing an administrative career the opportunity to discover what administrative work entails, to learn about the process of decision-making at various levels in the University, and to build their own leadership skills. The ADVANCE Program recognizes the importance of having women scientists and engineers in positions of leadership in university administration and seeks to encourage interested women faculty to consider participating in this program.
The program provides flexible support that can be used for either teaching release time or funding for lab/research support, and pairs interested faculty with an administrator at Brown with whom they can collaborate on a special project. The matching of interested faculty members with administrators will be done on a case-by-case basis in accordance with each faculty member’s individual interests, the sponsoring administrator’s availability, and the timing of projects. Participation generally will last for one semester, and the amount of teaching release time or lab/research support will be commensurate with the Award Recipient’s time commitment required for completion of the project.
After the review of letters of inquiry, projects that are selected to move forward will be jointly agreed upon by the award recipient and the sponsoring administrator (dean, provost, vice president). Projects will be reviewed based on their potential to enhance the award recipient’s leadership skills, include active mentoring by the sponsoring administrator, and create change in the administrator’s organization.
Tenured and tenure-track women faculty in the sciences and engineering at any rank are eligible to apply for this program.