Nov. 11, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Neva Specht, Jamie Parson, Dr. Jennifer Burris and Dr. Tracie Salias
Related accountability review points:
- All departments outline and make public how their hiring and tenure processes work.
- Allocate additional funding and support to faculty and staff of color researching social justice, anti-Semitism, and anti-racist work.
- Tenure processes should recognize mentorship and service.
Summary of presentation:
- All departments in the colleges, as well as the Hayes School of Music and University Libraries, have documents on their website showing their promotion and tenure guidelines. Most include an explicit statement on service; some include mention of mentoring.
- Research Forums, which first began in September 2020, are held three to four times per year. Each year, the first forum is devoted to scholarly and creative work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- The Scholarship of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant began in 2018 and currently gives three to five annual awards of $2,500. These research projects support research projects that explore issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and must involve student researchers.
- The Center for Academic Excellence established an early career and mid-career mentoring program.
- The Office of Research established a research mentoring program.
- The ADVANCE grant will provide resources for underrepresented mentoring programs in STEM.
- Mentoring programs across campus have been mapped.
- Establish new mentoring programs for underrepresented faculty through the ADVANCE grant and ASPIRE Alliance.
- Establish training for mentors
- Work with departments to recognize mentoring in annual reviews and P&T documents.