Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University
Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(248) 370-2338

Programs and Initiatives

First year initiative
Intensive review, analysis, and assessment of the environment and needs at Oakland University.  This information will help the leadership team frame the activities/programs for the subsequent years.
  • Please anticipate surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Please contact us with any ideas/issues you might have.
Anticipated initiatives for subsequent years
  • Improved participation in search training.
  • Anti-bias training for search committees and faculty review committees.
  • Family-friendly information for faculty candidates.
  • Proactive dual career efforts.
  • Resources for new faculty.
  • High-quality mentoring program.
  • Proactive pathway to grants program.
  • Diverse faculty development workshops.
  • Pre-review options for full professors.
  • Proactive nomination for internal/external awards.
  • Dissemination to other 4-year institutions and to community college colleagues.
  • Presentations at regional and national meetings.
  • Publication of findings.

Completed initiatives

Beyond the life of the grant, it is anticipated and expected that positive changes will become the culture and policy of Oakland University long into the future.