Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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Bryant University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Linda Lulli
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in a program or programs to help build a diverse faculty that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

Bryant University utilizes diversity recruitment resources including Diversity Issues in Higher Education and Hispanic Outlook. On a search by search basis, the University also utilizes discipline specific diversity recruitment vehicles, as well as direct outreach at specialized diversity conferences or by utilizing a head hunter. By targeting outreach to recruitment vehicles with a broadly diverse readership, the University is able to attract a more diversified pool of candidates. By broadening the diversity in the pool of applicants, the University has a greater chance of hiring diverse talent.

Bryant developed a faculty search strategy that has enhanced Bryant’s ability to secure a “balanced” slate of candidates for faculty searches. A “balanced” slate is one of the expectations of any faculty or staff recruitment effort on campus. On an annual basis, the Human Resource Office provides workforce demographic data to college dean and department chairs to identify areas with underutilization. We also utilize data from our annual Affirmative Action Report to set appropriate target areas for diversification. Faculty are always encouraged to seek out prospective candidates for future faculty positions when attending external conferences within their respective disciplines.

The University is also a proud member of the PhD Project. The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, the Project’s expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.

The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :

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