Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.74
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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Joliet Junior College
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Larry Sladek
Manager, Labor Relations
Human Resources
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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 recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff is the cornerstone of Joliet Junior College's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. Joliet Junior College has a long-established foundation for promoting the principles of diversity and inclusion. Its policies promote this foundation and many of the programs and practices at the local levels support these principles as well. As stated in the college's Core Value of Respect, "Joliet Junior College celebrates the diversity of our communities and pledges to promote and recognize the strengths as reflected in the employees, faculty and students.” This commitment is outlined here: https://careers.insidehighered.com/joliet-junior-college

Joliet Junior College has developed and implemented programs with the purpose of increasing the diversity of higher education faculty. Specifically, programs include utilizing Affirmative Action/Inclusion Plans, attending Diversity Job Fairs, implementing a diversity profile on recruiting sites, establishing a Diversity Recruiting Consortium and joining the Illinois Community College Diversity Consortium.

Following is a brief overview of each program.
Inclusion/Diversity Plan FY 2013-2015
Joliet Junior College believes in and is committed to a workplace that fosters employee respect and promotes collaborative, productive working relationships. This commitment is reflected in an assertive Inclusion/Diversity Plan which applies to all personnel practices including recruitment and job advertising, hiring, selection for training, promotion, separation, demotion, lay-off, transfer, rates of pay and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
The plan is available here: http://www.jjc.edu/about/committees/diversity/Documents/Inclusion-Diversity%20Plan%202013-2015.pdf#search=diversity%20recruiting%20consortium

Affirmative Action Emails: Post positions on HigherEdjobs.com
The purpose of this program is to recruit a diverse applicant pool with the HigherEdJobs Affirmative Action Email. The email is sent weekly to 280,849 job seekers and features job postings from colleges and universities that are actively recruiting candidates in accordance with affirmative action or diversity plans. The recipient list is opt-in and proprietary - each recipient has asked to receive it. Last year, over 600 colleges and universities used the HigherEdJobs Affirmative Action Email to enhance their affirmative action and diversity initiatives.

Attend diversity recruitment career fairs:
Human Resources assists in the promotion of affirmative action goals and objectives through active recruitment and hiring of qualified minorities and females by ensuring that qualified minority group members and females are among the list of candidates provided to department chairs, directors, administrators and all other hiring authorities. Promoting diversity at Joliet Junior College is evident in the recruiting process. Joliet Junior College attended the Chicago Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair in 2014. Additionally, one of the core interview questions of the candidates for various jobs on campus revolves around diversity.

Establishing a Diversity Recruiting Consortium
The mission of the Diversity Recruiting Consortium is to partner with approximately 30 peer institutions to share best practices for diversity recruiting, reduce advertising costs and share advertising resources.

Joining the ICC Diversity Consortium
The Illinois Community College Diversity Consortium brings together diversity practitioners from across the state to discuss diversity issues, concerns/challenges at the state level. I was unable to attend the last meeting (4/30/2015 ) where practitioners discussed efforts to diversify faculty at the community college level. Participants in the group include: Chief Diversity Officers, Diversity Committee/Task force Chairpersons, HR EEO and Compliance Officers, Multicultural Affairs Coordinators, Directors and Coordinators of programs that serve diverse populations (disability services, veterans, international, LGBT, underrepresented groups, etc.), and Instructors and Directors of Diversity Education (Women's, Latin, African-American, Race and Ethnicity, Diversity/Multiculturalism, LGBT, etc. programs).

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