Betsy Dell Announced New AdvanceRIT Director
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ellen Granberg announced that after conducting an internal search, Professor Betsy Dell has been selected as the new AdvanceRIT Director, effective May 18, 2020. A professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department in the College of Engineering Technology, Betsy has 15 years of instructional experience at RIT. Read the full letter here.
"Michigan Players presents workshops about supporting students facing mental health issues"
AdvanceRIT will host the Michigan Players for a workshop and interactive program about addressing the role faculty can play in influencing how mental health issues can be recognized and addressed. To learn more about these upcoming workshops, read the article here.
"RIT appoints new associate provost for Faculty Affairs"
Carmala N. Garzione begins her new role as the associate provost for Faculty Affairs at RIT on July 1. Garzione has an extensive career in higher education, most recently serving as a professor at the University of Rochester and director of its Center for Energy and the Environment. Read more here.
"Engineering the future: How the WE @ RIT programme is encouraging more women into the sector"
Margaret Bailey, Interim Director of AdvanceRIT, was recently featured in an article by Research Outreach, along with WE @ RIT and AdvanceRIT. Read the article here.
Forbes names RIT among America’s ‘Best Employers for Women’
RIT was recently honored as one of America's 'Best Employers for Women,' according to Forbes. RIT University News wrote a story reporting the recognition on October 3, 2018, which can be found here. AdvanceRIT was mentioned in the story, shown in the quote below.
"RIT has numerous organizations and initiatives dedicated to ensuring equitable treatment of women employees. AdvanceRIT, funded through a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant with additional support provided by the university, is a long-term multi-faceted project designed to increase and advance women faculty in STEM disciplines at RIT."
On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Senior Vice Provost, Chris Licata, announced the official institutionalization of the AdvanceRIT office and highlighted that Dr. Margaret Bailey will serve as the program’s interim director for the upcoming year. We are excited to start this new chapter and look forward to continuing our mission in support of women faculty at RIT. Read the full letter here.
Dr. Margaret Bailey and AdvanceRIT Featured in Scientia
Scientia, a publisher focusing on successes in the research community, featured the article "Professor Margaret Bailey – Seeds of Change – Promoting STEM Careers for Women" on July 12, 2018. The story captures Dr. Bailey's efforts to support female faculty in STEM through research and programs. Read the article here.