Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Melissa Maigler
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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Stanford University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Moira Hafer
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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 2013 Distinguished Alumni Day (DAS) was held on November 13, 2013. This day-long event hosted 16 Stanford graduates who currently hold academic faculty positions across disciplines and post-secondary institutions. The alums met with undergraduate and graduate students, senior university leadership and members of the cultural and ethnic community at Stanford, including the Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano, the Native American Cultural Center, and the Asian American Activities Center, which all hosted receptions for their alums. DAS is a collaboration between the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and the Stanford Alumni Association.

The Distinguished Alumni Scholars Day was established in 2006 as an institutional response to the scarce presence of diverse racial/ethnic group members within the faculty ranks of our nation’s colleges and universities, and within the Ph.D. programs that produce these faculty. The purpose of this now biennial program is to bring Stanford students from cultural groups underrepresented in academia into contact and discussion with distinguished alumni scholars from a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and institutional types to inspire new generations of students to consider academia as a career.

For more information, please visit:

• Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowships;
• Other programs administered by Vice Provost for Graduate Education;
• Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (EDGE-SBE) - https://iriss.stanford.edu/EDGE;
• Career Development Center (http://cdc.stanford.edu);
• Medical School (various programs, including programs sponsored by the Senior Associate Dean and the Office of Leadership and Diversity – http://med.stanford.edu/diversity);
• Programs sponsored by CCSRE;
• Programs administered by Office of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, e.g., Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program;
• Programs sponsored by Office of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, including student programming administered by the various race/ethnic/gender-based Student Community Centers.

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

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