Bridging the gap between research and practice by enabling a peer-to-peer exchange of adaptable knowledge, skills, and practices to advance learning and effect systemic change in academic STEM environments.

Resource Library Curation

The ARC Network offers a rich library of curated resources to aid the community in their STEM equity efforts. Reports, white papers, briefings, unpublished manuscripts, toolkits, datasets, training videos, evaluation practices, and many other resources produced by researchers and practitioners are a key part of well-informed systemic change.

Online Community and Virtual Engagement

Our community engagement strategy moves beyond traditional list-servs and social media to incorporate regular programming, like meet-ups, live online chats and weekly shout-out threads as consistent ways for community members to interact.

As the go-to hub for community collaboration, the ARC Network platform offers events hosted by the community and provides online learning opportunities, such as webinars and virtual workshops. These online events build community, create resource awareness, offer training on adapting resources, share emerging research and agendas, and more.


Community Convening

Beginning in 2019, the ARC Network will host the biennual Community Convening, bringing together members of the community to share research, resources, and best practices for STEM equity. This work expands upon the annual NSF ADVANCE PI Workshop, which AWIS has organized since 2009.

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Funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, Award HRD-1740860, the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network seeks to achieve gender equity for faculty in higher education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network promotes systemic change by producing new perspectives, methods and interventions with an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens. The leading advocate for women in STEM the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

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© 2018 Association for Women in Science. All Rights Reserved.