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Recruiting & Hiring Diverse Faculty & Staff

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Enhance recruiting, hiring, and search committee processes to improve the diversity of our faculty, administration, and staff from underrepresented groups.

  • Expand recruitment efforts to increase the number of full-time faculty and academic leadership hires that identify as Black, Latinx, Native/Indigenous, and Asian American/Pacific Islander (BIPOC).
  • Expand recruitment efforts to increase the number of BIPOC staff and administrative leadership hires.
  • Expand recruitment efforts and ensure equitable hiring practices to increase the number of BIPOC part-time faculty.
  • Develop pipelines and proactive recruitment strategies to diversify applicant pools by race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability status.
  • Appoint Search Advocates and ensure diverse representation on all search committees.
  • Develop Recruiting and Search Guidelines and train search committee members on equitable search and interview practices.
  • Targeted Diversity Advertising through Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and LinkedIn to expand Search Pools
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Post Graduate Teaching Fellowships
  • Created DEI Librarian Position
  • Leveraging HERC Search Committee Recruitment Guide
  • Updated Gender Identity Question and added Sexual Orientation Question on Pratt Application
  • Evaluating Faculty Candidates on DEI Commitment
  • Launched Search Advocates Program for Dean, Faculty and Staff Searches
  • Hosted Equitable and Inclusive Practices for Faculty and Staff Recruitment Workshop
  • Created Ongoing Part-Time Faculty Postings for Academic Departments 
  • Offered Project Search Internships for High School Students with Disabilities
  • Appointed a Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Selected Faculty and Staff Diversity Benchmarking Data Vendor
  • Launched DEI Dashboards with Faculty and Staff Data on Pratt Website
  • Created “Diverse Voices for Just Futures” Cluster Hire
  • Appointed a Director of People and Culture