|Submission Date||April 22, 2016|
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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 Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program (DFI) was established by the Illinois General Assembly and signed as Public Act 093-0862 on August 4, 2004. This act combined the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP) and the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP). This program provides annual stipends (up to four years) to degree-seeking underrepresented graduate students interested in pursuing a career in higher education. Upon graduation, fellowship recipients are obligated to actively seek and accept, when offered, a teaching or non-teaching full-time appointment at an Illinois post-secondary educational institution for the same amount of time as funded.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :