Current Programs

OASIS Leadership and Professional Development
The Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS) is a leadership and professional development program designed to accelerate the career development and advancement of academic women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), including social and health science fields through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring and individual coaching.  The program aims to increase retention of women in STEM by reducing isolation and preparing women for leadership positions.

Faculty Leading Change
In academic year 2013-2014, Rutgers created and implemented its first Faculty Leading Change (FLC).  An FLC is a group of cross-disciplinary faculty of size 6-15 or more (8 to 12 is the recommended size) that engages in an active, collaborative, yearlong program of teaching and learning via facilitated discussions and curriculum.

Dual Career Initiative
In August 2013, SciWomen was awarded supplemental funding through the RU FAIR ADVANCE grant (NSF Award: HRD-0810978) to support a Rutgers dual-career specialist position. Based on recommendations by AAUP (2010) and the Clayman Institute Report (2008) on dual-career hires, the supplement works to meet the needs of dual-career couples with an aim to recruit new hires and to retain current faculty members in STEM who are facing dual-career issues.

Rutgers Connection Network
Sponsored by the New Brunswick Provost Office of Faculty Development and Excellence, the Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program is designed to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of Rutgers faculty by acting as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary connections throughout the university.  We provide the infrastructure, training and facilitation that enable faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships with other faculty beyond the departmental level.