Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shá Duncan Smith
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Inclusive Excellence
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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 Office for Diversity and Inclusion is charged with advancing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty at the University. The Office is currently developing a inclusive hiring toolkit and competency training opportunities. In addition, the University sponsors an Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship program created to diversify the faculty by bringing persons of color to campus for two-year post doctoral fellowships. This Inclusive Excellence Initiative has enjoyed remarkable success to date. As of the 2009-2010 academic year, three postdoctoral fellows have graduated from the program. One fellow was successful in obtaining a tenure track faculty position at a research university, and two accepted faculty positions at Santa Clara. Currently, there are four postdoctoral fellows in the program. In addition, SCU participates in SACNAS, the Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science is dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. The Office of Affirmative Action actively participates in the group and their recruitment efforts. Other programs include: the PhD Project, which focuses on increasing the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty, the Women of Color Network, which was established to assist with faculty mentoring and retention, and faculty mentoring committees established in the schools and colleges.

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

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