Diversity

 
 

Objectives and Actions

Increase recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff.

In spring 2013 the college will host a professional development program for department chairs that will discuss ways to enhance the recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented faculty.

The dissertation fellow program was established 2011 with one position and expanded to two positions in 2012.

The Historically Underrepresented Faculty Dissertation Fellows Program was established in 2011 with one position and expanded to two positions in 2012.

The application for requesting new tenure-track positions was amended to require a plan for increasing applicants from underrepresented groups.

A pilot post-doctoral position was created.

Promote a safe and welcoming campus environment.

A campus-wide anti-bias campaign was launched in 2012.

Foster a campus climate that values diversity.

The Anti-Defamation League’s “A Campus of Difference” training model was implemented and will offer students and employees educational programming for three years.

The college recognized the 20th anniversary of the Black List by hosting a full day of free events for the college and greater community.

A working group formed by the president to propose a revised charge and structure for the President’s Council on Diversity (PCOD) submitted its report to Cabinet in August, and hosted open sessions to gain feedback before PCOD was reconstituted in December.

PCOD will assess the need for campus administrative support related to diversity and inclusion, and provide recommendations to the president by April 2013.