Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis


We were focused on trying to mitigate the potentially negative long-term impacts of the pandemic on the diversity, equity, and inclusion of current and future STEM faculty. We changed practices and policies related to faculty evaluation, including the development of a new pathway for promotion and tenure. We created mechanisms to capture the impact of the pandemic on faculty careers, and we deployed programming aimed at promoting equity-oriented leadership among faculty and staff. These actions were taken to ensure that the impact of the pandemic on career progression for minoritized STEM faculty was minimized, supporting our institutional goals of having a faculty that reflects the demographics of our students, particularly within STEM fields. Learn about IUPUI's ADVANCE Adaptation: Evidence-Informed Promotion of Inclusive Climate (EPIC) here.