Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Charles Lopez
Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion-Presidents Office
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in programs 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 Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion works closely with departments across campus to help in the hiring process, develop ways to reach out to more diverse populations in the search process, and create a supportive environment and interview process for all individuals. Search Advisors monitor searches and changes in employment and act as an Advisor to Faculty Search Committees to help with target recruitment efforts to secure a qualified diverse applicant pool that reflects the relevant labor market.

PSU has invested in an incentive program for departments to engage in recruitment that not only yields a qualified diverse applicant pool but that results in the hiring of a faculty from historically underrepresented groups.
PSU hosts an annual Diversity Faculty Celebration to honor faculty contributions and to highlight valued members of the community, as well as an annual President's diversity awards ceremony.

PSU's Faculty Mentoring Program is available to support participants through a structured one year program, developed to promote program objectives and provide guidance. The program requires that participants meet and communicate regularly, commit to participating for a minimum of one year, create a positive learning environment and maintain confidentiality. To increase a sense of community participants will attend mentor or mentee orientation, attend regularly scheduled networking events and participate in regular mentor mentee sessions to help mentees work on individual plans to help them meet their professional goals.
Program Objectives
• To help increase faculty moral, motivation and develop a sense of community
• To retain diverse faculty by helping them navigate the university system, and increase awareness of university resources
• To foster a cooperative system that helps faculty meet and network with other faculty and staff on campus
• To increase the flow of information throughout the campus community

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

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