Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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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:

CSU grants awarded through The National Science Foundation's AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Fellowship Program seek to increase the number of students successfully completing quality PhD programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on supporting groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, and those enrolled in American Indian, and Alaskan Native tribes, and disabled students.

Since 2000, the University has also had a Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network. The mission of this organization is to transform the campus climate and culture in order to foster the empowerment of all CSU employees. This transformation occurs through the recruitment, retention and development of employees, collaboration with the community to work towards positive change, expansion of social and networking opportunities, and the recognition and rewarding of service. In addition the organization serves to assure the accomplishment of Colorado State University Strategic Diversity Goals. http://msfn.colostate.edu/.

Additionally, the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Employees Committee has enacted a campus-wide commitment that diversity language be implemented in the recruitment and retention process which goes beyond mere compliance. Consequently, every new applicant to the university must address their commitment/contribution to Diversity at CSU. And for new recruits, an updated system of diversity training has been implemented which uses mandatory computer and face-to-face sessions. These models have been retroactively fit to every Dean and Cabinet Member at the University and is now being implemented in a top-down fashion such as all of their Leadership Teams are also receiving the training.

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

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