|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 12, 2016|
Frostburg State University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
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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:
Frostburg State University, a public University located in Western Maryland, has worked hard to recruit students from all parts of Maryland and outside of our state. This includes recruitment in the Baltimore/Washington areas, which are very diverse. We work with high school counselors, TRIO programs, College Bound Foundation, and other groups to help recruit underrepresented populations to the University. This includes bringing some groups of students to campus through bus trips and other group visitations.
This has resulted in a very diverse student body. For fall 2015, 30.8% of the undergraduate study body was African American ((1529 students), while an additional 5 % was Hispanic (253 students). In addition, the university enrolls Asian, Native American, Native Hawaian, and diverse international students.
Since 1991, FSU has worked with the University of Maryland College Park's McNair Scholars program to increase the attainment of Ph. D. degrees by underrepresented groups. The program serves first generation college students and low income students as well as students from minority groups. Students participation in summer research programs, have faculty mentors, intensive advising, and other academic enrichment and support programs. Currently 8 FSU students are participating. The six year graduation rate for past students is 100%, however data on graduate school enrollment is incomplete.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
Data on strategies is from the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. Information on the McNair program is from Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention. Data on student diversity is from the Enrollment Monitor prepared by Office of Assessment and Institutional Research
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