SUCCEED (Supporting UIC’s Commitment to a Community of Excellence, Equity and Diversity)

SUCCEED holds several annual workshops aimed at highlighting latest research on unconscious bias and best practices in the recruiting, retention and promotion processes in academia. The audience of the SUCCEED presentations includes:

  • Departmental Search and P&T committees
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering , and All Campus P&T committees

Members (2015-2016):

Alina Carmen Cojocaru (Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)

Robert Kenyon (Department of Computer Science)

Michael McNallan (Department of Civil and Materials Engineering)

Michael Stroscio (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Bioengineering)


WAAPI (WISEST Assistant and Associate Professor Initiative)

WAAPI organizes mentoring, networking and skill-building workshops aimed at providing support to junior faculty. Its yearly activities include:

  • Faculty Member Networking Meeting (Fall)
  • Research Enterprise Workshop (Spring)
  • Funding Workshop (Spring)

Members (2015-2016):

Laura Anderson (Department of Chemistry)

Carmen Lilley (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)

Lewis Wedgewood (Department of Chemical Engineering)



Publicity/Outreach is in charge of maintaining the online presence of WISEST and takes the lead in organizing the WISEST Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program.

Members (2015-2016):

Alina Carmen Cojocaru (Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)

Emily Minor (Department of Biological Sciences)

Wenjing Rao (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)


CCAT (Climate Change Analysis Team)

CCAT is charged with data collection and analysis, focusing on the representation of women faculty across all ranks, job satisfaction and other job related issues in STEM fields.

Members (2015-2016):

Anjum Ansari (Lead Facilitator, Department of Physics)

D’Arcy Meyer-Dombard (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)