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Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Georgia 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:

• The Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program (DVSP) – aims to bring faculty visitors to campus in an effort to increase the presence of faculty from underrepresented groups and to increase the likelihood of permanent recruitment of these underrepresented faculty.
• Through the Office of Faculty Affairs the university sponsors/participates in approximately 22 pipeline programs designed to help increase the diversity of higher education faculty. Some of them include:
Name of the Program Brief Description of the Program # of students currently supported
Doctoral Scholars Program funded by the Southern Regional Education Board This program is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority PhDs and encourage them to seek faculty positions. 20
Justice Robert Benham Law Camp Through a partnership with GSU Law and the Gate City Bar Association, the three week summer program is designed to build a pipeline for the legal education of African Americans by educating and encouraging more minority students to consider careers in the legal profession. The program focuses on rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are enrolled in a Georgia school. These students interact with practicing minority lawyers and judges, visit various legal institutions in the region, and receive one-on-one mentoring. The students receive instruction on the basics of critical thinking and various areas of law. During the internship phase of the program, they are assigned to work in a legal environment. 25
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) In collaboration with Clark Atlanta University, LSAMP is a fellowship program for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences with the goal to increase the numbers of minority students who complete the BS degree and enter graduate programs (MS or PhD) in the sciences. 34
The GSU SSS-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Center for Excellence The GSU SSS-STEM Center for Excellence seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority graduates with majors in STEM. The program offers a variety of services and resources to assist these students, including the possibility of grant aid for eligible students. 142

• The Office of Opportunity Development ensures equal opportunity to those applicants who apply for faculty positions. The Opportunity Development office holds signature authority over all faculty hires in the University.

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

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