|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 26, 2016|
San Jose 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:
McNair Scholars Program
The Ronald Erwin McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Award Program was authorized by Congress in 1986 in his honor to increase the number of college students from low income, underrepresented backgrounds pursuing doctoral degrees. It was also aimed at increasing the number of under-represented faculty teaching in colleges and universities.
Inclusive Excellence Diversity Master Plan (IEDMP Initiatives)
Mandatory training for new faculty to learn how to do diversity outreach. This initiative, as outlined in the Inclusive Excellence/Diversity Master Plan for SJSU, was designed to inform faculty recruitment committees about strategies for increasing the diversity of applicant pools.
Specific outreach targeted to reach diverse faculty. Department Chairs competed for $1300 to $1500 to attend national disciplinary conferences and to conduct recruitment outreach efforts focused on diverse candidates. As part of these efforts, Chairs met with interest groups including women’s groups, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/a and LGBTQ groups that meet at national disciplinary conferences.
CSU Chancellors office initiative for doctoral incentive program
The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program provides loans to approved doctoral candidates that can be repaid with service in any of the CSU campuses. Applicants must have a faculty mentor from one of the CSU campuses.
College of Science grant partnership with Stanford
The Stanford/San Jose State University IRACDA Program combines a traditional, principal-investigator directed postdoctoral research experience at Stanford University with mentored teaching experiences at San José State University. The goal of this program is to create a career development path for postdoctoral scientists with an interest in teaching underrepresented minority students.
California Pre-Doctoral Program
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.
Faculty Affairs Role in Diversity (http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/campusdiversity/index.html)
The Diversity Master Plan (2009) explicitly charged Faculty Affairs to put in place procedures that would serve to broaden applicant pools, and then monitor recruitment processes to assure that campus policies are followed. More recently, the University Action Plan (2014) confirmed San Jose State’s commitment to "a recruitment protocol that ensures diverse applicant pools during the recruitment process." In both of these documents, the responsibility for recruitment of a diverse faculty resides in Faculty Affairs. In addition, the Office of Faculty Affairs takes the lead in supporting initiatives that help to retain faculty and prepare them for a successful tenure and promotion review.
Faculty Affairs has also joined the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which provides workshops for faculty.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
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