Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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University of Massachusetts Lowell
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Donald Pierson
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Provost's Office
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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 website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
UMass Lowell does not have Teaching Fellowships restricted to underrepresented groups. However, in an effort to diversify the faculty this year, the Provost urged Deans to recruit new faculty from underrepresented groups, with the commitment that additional faculty lines would be allocated if these searches were successful. Subsequently, the Criminal Justice Department has hired two new faculty at the Associate Professor level with Tenure, one African-American and one Hispanic American. Mentoring for doctoral and postdoctoral students is conducted primarily by faculty advisors. Study groups and support groups form spontaneously, but we do not have any groups specifically dedicated to underrepresented groups.

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