|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
Slippery Rock University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
Assistant Vice President
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
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?:
Slippery Rock University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Yes
Explanation: We are postponing our claiming this credit until we have time to properly document our efforts (will resolve during the upcoming annual update of our STARS Report).
A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:
Increasing faculty diversity is included as one of SRU's performance indicators, upon which the PA State System of Higher Education( PASSHE) judges and rewards our efforts in this area. Performance indicators for the university can be found at http://www.sru.edu/Documents/offices/PRMA/Performance%20Measures%202014-15%20for%20Web.pdf
For hiring and search procedures devoted to diversity:.
Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran's status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
For inclusion and educational programming devoted to diversity, SRU has four president’s commissions that are the UMBRELLA commissions for the univeristy's diversity and inclusion efforts:
The President's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Diversity seeks to increase the number of people of color who choose to work at Slippery Rock University. The Commission encourages their participation in all facets of university life by striving to nurture a campus climate that is free of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.
The President's Commission on the Status of Women seeks the total participation and equitable reception of all women (students, staff, faculty, administration) in all facets of the university. Such participation and reception may include but not be limited to classrooms that acknowledge women as learners worthy of faculty's best professional efforts, a campus that regards the safety of the female community as a high priority, access to professional opportunities and advancement that recognizes the multiple roles played by women, a curriculum which reflects that contributions of women to the construction of knowledge, and departments and administrative areas in which women are no longer a minority.
The President’s Commission for Disability Issues seeks to create a campus environment and climate that is free of barriers and discrimination and to empower people with disabilities to be full participants in all facets of university life. The Commission works toward an understanding and appreciation of disability within and among our administration, faculty, staff and students.
The President's Commission for Gender Identification and Sexual Orientation (GISO) strives to address Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) issues that move Slippery Rock University towards a more inclusive and supportive campus climate that is free of discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.