Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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Florida International University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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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?:
+ Date Revised: June 7, 2016

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

FIU does not have a formal program to build diversity, however is inherent in all FIU populations due to our unique location in South Florida. FIU is committed to attract and retain diverse and the most highly qualified workforce. Even though credit requirements were not satisfied, we believe it is important to make note of our efforts:

Policy 1705.010: Recruitment & Selection
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Florida International University will attract and retain diverse and the most highly qualified workforce available to effectuate its academic, research, and service mission. It is our intention to make public, any information about employment opportunities at the university to as many people as necessary to ensure compliance with the EEO and other applicable laws. To do so, it is essential to conduct effective external recruitment searches and also support current employees in their career goals by providing fair and equitable internal transfer and promotional processes.
This policy is specifically concerned with the recruitment phase of the selection process and addresses the behavior expected from all persons in the university community who have a role in conducting specific recruitment activities when an employment opportunity exists.
Commitment to EEO/AA and Diversity
It is required by law that Florida International University provides equal employment opportunity to all, without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, and veteran status. It is further required by law that the University ensures that its policies and practices are non-discriminatory. As a federal contractor, goals have been established to address any underutilization of women and/or minorities.
The Equal Opportunity Programs department annually updates its written plan for Women and Minorities. Upon completion, the university analyzes the participation of women and minorities in each job group. If women or minorities are underutilized in any job group, the University sets goals for each such job group. The University must be able to document that it made good faith efforts to meet any established goals, which means that the appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that persons of the underutilized group, whether women or minorities or both, as well as all others, are considered in the selection process.

Other efforts include, but are not limited to:
- Communicating the University’s commitment of inclusivity by conducting trainings in a number of key areas including Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies, Affirmative Action (AA) legislation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and amendments, sexual harassment, as well as diversity policies, procedures, programs and initiatives.
- Promoting a culturally diverse and inclusive working and learning environment where current and prospective faculty, staff, and students are treated fairly and valued for their individuality.
- Aiding in the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and administration by conducting workshops on best practices for hiring and mentoring offered by the Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity.


+ Date Revised: June 7, 2016

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

*The number of employees used for this credit was supplied by the FIU Human
Resources Department which includes student employees. It is different than
the employee numbers used on other credits which were supplied by the
Florida Board of Governors. We elected to use the HR employee number
instead of the BOG number to keep it consistent with the other data HR
supplied for this credit.*

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