|Submission Date||May 9, 2016|
California State University, Sacramento
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty 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:
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:
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
California State University, Sacramento requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Increasing diversity in higher education faculty here at Sac State is supported in the following policies: University ARTP Policy - Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Representatives (Section 6.06D): 6.06D.2.d: “The AA/EOR shall review the University’s and the department or equivalent unit’s existing policies and shall advise the search committee on issues of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, based on training and advice from the Office of Human Resources and the University Counsel.” CSU Non-Discrimination Policy Executive Order 1096: "The CSU is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect. It is CSU policy to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and military and veteran status. Insofar as Employees are concerned, this policy extends to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, transfer, separation, and other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment." The AA/EOR & Full-Time Faculty Recruitment 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
Explanation: Following up on AASHE staff review
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
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.
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.