Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
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Oberlin College
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bridget Flynn
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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?:
Yes

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

Oberlin College participates in a number of programs designed to help build a more diverse faculty. The college’s commitment to building a diverse faculty is deep and longstanding.

Programs to hire a diverse faculty: Oberlin College is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity member institution. The college routinely seeks to appoint CFD postdoctoral fellows. The college also appoints two Mellon postdoctoral fellows per year, each for a period of two years. While the Mellon postdoctoral program is not limited to faculty from underrepresented groups, searches are conducted to promote a diverse pool of applicants. Oberlin also appoints postdoctoral teaching fellows through the O-K/UM (Oberlin College-Kalamazoo College / University of Michigan) exchange, funded by the Mellon foundation.

Mentoring, financial and/or other programs for undergraduates. Oberlin College is a participating institution in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program for undergraduates from underrepresented minority groups and other students who share the goals of the MMUF program. The Oberlin College Research Fellows Program is an internal program for first generation college students, low income students, and students from underrepresented minority groups. Each year, five Mellon Mays and ten Oberlin Research fellowships are awarded. Oberlin College's Posse Scholars program awards paid research fellowships for Ph.D-track students to prepare them for professional careers to increase faculty diversity in higher education. Like here: http://www.possefoundation.org/news/detail/mellon-mays-fellowships-awarded-to-oberlin-scholars

Mentoring of doctoral students. Through the Oberlin College-Kalamazoo College / University of Michigan Exchange program, Oberlin faculty mentor doctoral students enrolled at the University of Michigan, though this program does not target doctoral students from underrepresented groups.

The College also has a Standing Faculty Committee on Equity and Diversity that provides institution-wide oversight in the form of advocacy and guidance. The committee strives to strengthen and improve the responsibility and accountability of all offices, departments, programs, policies, and initiatives to support and advance the interests and concerns, especially around issues of access, of historically underrepresented communities (including, but not limited to people of color, LGBTQQIA people, women, and people with disabilities) at Oberlin College and the Conservatory of Music.


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