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TIGER Advocates

  • Academics at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC
  • Faculty at Clemson University, Clemson SC

Do you want to make Clemson a more welcoming, inclusive, and supportive workplace for all faculty? Become a Tiger Advocate!

How you can get involved:

Part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative, Tiger Advocates is a newly-forming group of faculty interested in supporting equality in their departments, colleges and throughout the university.  Advocates are expected to be active and effective proponents of gender diversity and equality specifically in terms of increasing the number of women and underrepresented faculty, encouraging the hiring for and promotion of women and underrepresented faculty into administrative positions, and ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of all faculty within their academic units.

Advocates will be mentored on issues like covert bias, institutional bias, and institutional climate. All are welcome to apply, but Advocates may need to speak out, challenge departmental, college, or university culture, and/or question administrators.

The initial advocate training is 2 hours and will provide trainees with the tools to recognize and combat micro-aggressions in their daily work life. No specific additional time commitment is required. For those with a desire to expand their involvement with the Advocates training, Senior Advocate positions will be available for those who are interested in taking on the role of training future groups of Advocates.

If you or someone you know would be a great TIGER Advocate, please spread the word and download the registration form here (application deadline extended until September 30, 2017) for an initial training opportunity on October 26 and 27, 2017. In a brief session you will learn the basics of how to recognize micro- and macro-level biases and be empowered to intervene when such bias occurs. Follow-up training opportunities will be scheduled later in 2017.

For more information please contact the program lead: Dr. Melissa Vogel