|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
California State University, Northridge
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
Director of Equity and Diversity
Equity and Diversity
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:
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool from which the California State University draws its faculty. It does so by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. A special emphasis is placed on increasing the number of CSU students who enter graduate programs at one of the University of California campuses.
Each of the applicants selected will be designated a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar and will work closely with a CSU faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan which leads ultimately to enrollment in a doctoral program. The plan should be tailored to the specific goals and career objectives of the student.
In addition the program provides:
Travel Funds for the student to visit U.S. doctoral-granting institutions and/or to attend a professional meeting appropriate to the student's development.
Funds for other related activities, such as student membership in professional organizations and subscriptions to journals, graduate school application and test fees, GRE preparation, and the cost of minor research materials.
A Summer Research Internship opportunity at a University of California campus or other major research university, fully funded by the Pre-Doctoral Program, so that the Scholar can participate in doctoral-level research.
General Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Applicants to the California Pre-Doctoral Program must be upper division or master's degree students who are enrolled at a CSU institution as of Spring 2016 and who will also be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least one semester or two (2) quarter terms of the academic year 2016-2017.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of three major criteria: potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage.
All applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Current or previous California Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to apply. Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application. The program is designed for students interested in obtaining research doctorates. Students interested in obtaining professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or an MBA degree) are not eligible.
For more information about the program and to submit an online application: http://www.calstate.edu/PreDoc/
California State University, Northridge requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: CSUN is wholly committed to the recruitment and retention of a more diverse faculty at CSUN which CSUN believes is necessary to achieve the associated educational benefits for our diverse student population. CSUN’s Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Faculty Affairs work collaboratively to promote diversity and to provide employees and applicants equal employment opportunities in all departments and job classifications on campus. To that end, all part-time and full-time position opening announcements contain a diversity statement which emphasizes the applicant’s commitment and ability to working with a diverse student population. Additionally, departments must provide aggressive recruitment plans (identifying advertising mediums to increase the diversity of the applicant pool) through the approval process. Departments and search committees are supported in the recruitment efforts with resources and strategies to maximize efforts of attracting a diverse pool of candidates and promote diversity. CSUN further requires that each search and screen committee designate an Equity and Diversity representative who serves as a liaison to E&D. CSUN also records and analyzes data from Applicant Flow Self-Identification forms (collected independently from a candidate’s application materials) in order to develop more improved recruitment strategies. In an effort to educate the CSUN community on the role of faculty diversity, CSUN hosted guest speaker Dr. Nancy Gutierrez from the University of North Carolina to discuss the importance of having a diverse faculty on campus. CSUN has also invited other scholars involved in diversity work to speak with its faculty and university community, including Sue Rankin, Shaun Harper, Daryl Smith, and Estela Bensimon (expected April 2016). CSUN is presently in the search process for a Chief Diversity Officer who will serve to raise the visibility and coordination efforts, as well as implement programs and activities, which increases the diversity of CSUN’s faculty. CSUN’s Faculty Senate Educational Equity Committee’s goal is to incorporate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultural values in in CSUN’s curriculum and extracurricular activities which include, but are not limited to, faculty recruitment workshops, faculty retention workshops and conduct campus climate surveys.
Explanation: Misunderstanding of credit criteria. Please note the correct program for this credit is the California Pre-Doctoral Program.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.