|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2016|
University of Denver
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity
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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:
Both the Center for Multicultural Excellence and the Sturm College of Law provide programs to increase persistence in higher education and support the process towards becoming faculty.
These programs include:
The Sistah Network, which is committed to helping Black women who are graduate students at the University of Denver contend with the pervasive challenges they face related to graduate student socialization and academic persistence.
The Latina/o Graduate Association which recognizes the need to unite the community of Latina/o graduate and professional students and commits to:
• Enrich the intellectual and social community for the Latina/o graduate and professional student.
• Advocate for Latina/o graduate and professional students, faculty and other members of the University of Denver community.
• Support University of Denver in the recruitment, retention, and successful completion of Latina/o graduate and professional students.
• Encourage Latina/o undergraduate and K-12 students to pursue higher education.
The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), a project funded by the Renew DU Committee, is the result of a successful "incubator" proposal in response to the pilot phase of the Provost's Renew DU process in 2013.
As such, IRISE seeks to establish a needed intellectual structure for students and faculty that will, facilitate the interdisciplinary teaching and learning, collaboration, research, scholarship, and creative works that seek to promote equality in historically underrepresented communities, and develop, support, and implement academic programs and activities that seek to promote the advancement of historically underrepresented populations in the Academy.
Emerging Legal Scholars Initiative: http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/diversity-at-denver-law/pipeline-initiatives/emerging-legal-scholars-initiative
University of Denver requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: CME works in collaboration with campus colleges, schools, departments and external organizations to integrate Inclusive Excellence throughout the hiring process. Particular attention is given to (1) preparation of search committees, (2) recruitment & evaluation of large and diverse pools of applicants, and (3) faculty retention. See our Faculty Hiring page for these resources. During campus interviews for faculty positions, some historically underrepresented candidates ask to speak directly with individuals with whom they share a particular aspect(s) of social identity (i.e., international status, sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity). They are interested in hearing underrepresented tenure-track and tenured faculty members' experiences on our campus as well as in the broader community. In response, CME compiles a list of such faculty who are willing to talk with candidates who visit our campus. If you'd like to include your name on the list, contact Dr Mixon Mitchell (above). In addition to your name, we also need to know what aspects of your social identifications/perspectives you feel comfortable speaking from. (For example, Dr Mixon MitchelI feels comfortable discussing her experiences from the perspective of an African American female.) Once a hire is complete, ongoing success is best achieved with a plan for connecting the new hire to important supports and resources needed for retention and advancement. Support is especially important during the first year of employment, and can include connecting new hires to campus communities such as these affinity groups that CME supports: Through regular meetings, resource sharing and networking, the Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) provides support for and by faculty and instructors from racial/ethnic minorities communities in support of DU's Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan goals around compositional diversity, climate and public good engagement. The Queer Faculty Association (QFA) supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking. CME also supports the work of various DU Women's organizations , including the Faculty Women's Association. CME staff are available for consultation and training on issues of diversity that arise in or in relation to the classroom and/or department, including, but not limited to: curriculum enrichment (e.g. infusing diversity into curriculum) co-curricular learning opportunities (e.g. linking with local community-based organizations and on-campus activities) intergroup conflict and cooperation diversity resources and referrals For some topics, we have ready-to-go workshops, as relevant; others can be developed. All will be customized to the specifics of your situation. We are also happy to consult, providing advice, resources and/or referrals. Be sure to check out the on-line and in-person resources available from our colleagues at the Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL), many of which also focus on engaging Inclusive Excellence in the classroom.
Explanation: I misread the credit initially.
The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
Additional programs/services for faculty:
Fair Hiring Process
Faculty of Color Association
Queer Faculty Association
DU Women's Coalition
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