|Submission Date||Nov. 4, 2016|
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
Office of Sustainability
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 IUPUI Graduate Office offers resources to students for preparing for future faculty. Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) engages current IUPUI graduate students and postdoctoral fellows* in a full range of career options, responsibilities, and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming. This includes our annual fall “Pathways” conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service. http://graduate.iupui.edu/support/pffp/index.shtml
Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (FFTF) are also available that enable advanced IU doctoral and M.F.A. students to enhance their career preparation by teaching and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting.
Both of these preparing future faculty programs are open to all graduate students to participate (PFFP) or to apply (FFTF). In terms of helping to increase the diversity of higher education faculty, there are additional programs specifically for underrepresented graduate students. The President’s Diversity Initiatives seek to broaden participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students pursuing M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University. The URM designation applies to racial, ethnic, gender, and disability classifications.
These initiatives include awards and fellowships, recruitment support, and mentoring and community building programming. Examples include the President's Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, the President's Diversity Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Diversity Doctoral Scholar Program. The annual Innovators and Trailblazers Seminar Series hosts a speaker whose research highlights different factors that enable or inhibit the success of URM graduate students, and the Compact for Diversity runs an annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring that brings together undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs for workshops and networking with other URM scholars. For information on these and other programs, please visit:
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
Additional source site: http://graduate.iupui.edu/support/pffp/index.shtml
IU Affirmative Action Policies:
IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity
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