AdvanceRIT implements interventions that influence and transform the workplace culture of RIT at a structural level and promotes inclusion of all subpopulations and minority groups.
AdvanceRIT main programmatic efforts include the Connectivity series professional development workshops and the Connect grants program. These grants provide funding that promote faculty career success that align with the AdvanceRIT program goals. These efforts are informed by the AdvanceRIT faculty advisory board, the Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW) and by institutional partners.
AdvanceRIT and our institutional partners review faculty data and feedback, such as representation data and climate studies at RIT, and benchmark best practices for recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty. This information is used to inform programmatic efforts and for advocating for support structures and policies in support of faculty career success.