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Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jose Melendrez
Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
VP, Diversity & Inclusion
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

Diverse Faculty Hiring Initiative

The Dr. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Institute at UNLV is committed to diversifying the ranks of American faculty and research institutions by encouraging and preparing undergraduate students who are members of underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies.
The following students are eligible:
Students Who:
•Have completed at least 59 credits.
•Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
•Qualify as a low-income and a first-generation college student or as a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
There is no charge to students to participate in this program.
This program offers the following services:
•Research opportunities
•Faculty mentoring
•Professional conferences and workshops
•Doctoral studies preparation seminars
•Tutoring
•Academic counseling
•Graduate program admissions assistance
• Financial aid, scholarship and fellowship application assistance
•GRE (Graduate Record Examination) preparation
The program offers the following benefits:
•Paid research internship under the guidance of faculty members
•Preparation for doctoral education
•Travel funds to attend professional conferences
•Participation in the McNair Scholars Program
•Participation in the annual McNair Scholar Symposium
•Admission fee waivers from participating institutions
•Strengthening of academic skills
•Contact with students in your field of interest


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

Committee on Full Participation, Diversity, and Engagement.

This Committee, on which our offices and the president’s office participate with Faculty Senate representatives, continues to develop a comprehensive plan in response to the 2011 campus climate survey report.

The campus must be strategic and intentional in our hiring over the next two years, particularly paying attention to diversity in our faculty hires and executive leadership appointments. This is particularly important because we do not believe that our anticipated budget will enable us to make a comparably large number of hires during the coming biennium.

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