|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:
There are a few entities at The New School that sponsor such programs, which include the Higher Education Opportunity Program, Office of Intercultural Support, Lang Institute for Urban Education, University Scholars, City Year Program, and Chase Scholars. Most of these programs specifically target students of color and/or lower income students. They provide an array of services, such as financial support, mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and programming. A couple of these programs not only support current students, but begin by reaching out to high school students by bringing them on campus and providing them with the support needed for them to attend The New School.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:
The New School's Social Justice Committee is housed in the Office of the Provost. Per the committee’s mission statement: “Our commitment to social justice is expressed in the university’s organization and governance; our community’s racial, cultural, and economic composition; the ways in which we develop and administer the curriculum; the ways in which open debate is encouraged; and our engagement in projects that reach outside the classroom to address social and cultural divides.” Further, the committee, as well as other offices at the University, are “committed to increasing the presence of faculty from underrepresented and socially marginalized groups and to evaluating and strengthening academic policies and practices that ensure we are supporting the social and academic aspirations of all students, faculty, and staff.“
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:
In addition to its focus on faculty, the Social Justice Committee supports a culturally diverse staff, as well as the policies and practices required to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating staff hiring processes and recruitment and retention strategies to identify barriers preventing candidates from accessing the institution. Parsons, for example, has held day-long retreats for deans and administrative leaders focusing on the needs, responsibilities, and opportunities presented by the diversity initiative. For more information: http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/diversity-initiative/
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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