Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

Sacramento State has programs to support the hiring of diverse faculty members as well as programs to support underrepresented students who may become future faculty members.

To support underrepresented student who may become future faculty, the University offers the following programs:

McNair Scholars Program: Prepares junior and senior level students from low-income and first-generation college or from a group underrepresented in graduate education for admission and study at the doctoral level.
MEP: The MESA Engineering and Computer Science Program (MEP) improves the recruitment, retention, and graduation of highly motivated students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds by providing a large 24 hour-a-day study center/computer lab, workshops, tutoring, study groups, professional development, a freshman orientation course, academic advising, and co-op placements, as well as assisting in the coordination of retention services for all students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

EOP: The Employee Opportunity Program (EOP) serves California residents from low-income households who demonstrate the motivation and potential to earn a baccalaureate degree. EOP students are individuals who have the potential to succeed at Sacramento State, but have not been able to realize their goal for a higher education because of her/his economic and/or educational background. The primary aim of the program is to help students achieve their college goals by providing services needed to be successful in college. The following services are offered through EOP:
Admissions assistance
A special orientation to the university
Academic advising, personal counseling, and tutoring
Financial aid advising and information
An EOP grant award for eligible EOP students
Course placement and planning
Learning and study strategies
Participation in a required EOP Learning Community

College Assistance Migrant Program: CAMP is a unique educational program that helps students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds succeed at Sacramento State. CAMP facilitates transition from high school to college and offers first-year support services to develop the skills necessary to graduate from college. CAMP strives to be "a home away from home" for its students.

FSMP: The Faculty Student Mentor Program (FSMP) is one of several educational equity programs designed to provide students with the academic support and encouragement needed to accomplish their educational goals. The Faculty Student Mentor Program is designed to offer academic and personal support to students from traditionally low-income communities.

These are just a few of the programs Sacramento State offers. A more comprehensive list is available here:

To support the recruitment of diverse faculty members, Sacramento State sponsors the AA/EOR & Full-Time Faculty Recruitment Workshop. This workshop supports and promotes future faculty diversity through the following objectives:
To raise a greater awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues in the hiring process by providing a framework to:
– ensure open, respectful dialogue
– discover your own unconscious biases
– challenge and transform those biases

+ Date Revised: June 3, 2016

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

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