The First Annual
Georgia Tech NSF ADVANCE Conference took place on May 9 and 10,
2002 at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort (MCCR) in Marietta,
Georgia. Over 225 members of the Georgia Tech community were invited
to the two-day event, including every tenure-track academic woman
faculty member; all deans, associate deans and school chairs;
select senior male faculty members from each college; and other
theme for this first conference was
Enhancing Faculty Success
and Institutional Transformation at Georgia Tech.
Toward this end, presentations and breakout sessions on the following
topics were included on the agenda:
Provost and ADVANCE Principal Investigator gave opening and closing
remarks, as well as a talk on his perspectives as the principal
investigator of the program. In addition, the three co-principal
investigators, April S. Brown, Sue V. Rosser and Mary Frank Fox,
spoke about the ADVANCE Program at Georgia Tech and nationally,
and the meaning of institutional transformation.
The keynote address was given by Virginia
Valian, Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Hunter College-CUNY;
author of Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women, (MIT
Press, 1998); and the Hunter College ADVANCE Program Principal Investigator.
For more information, please see the Schedule and Agenda,
or contact Beth Gourbiere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about and directions to MCCR, please go to http://www.mariettaresort.com/.