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Retaining & Supporting Diverse Faculty & Staff

Improve retention efforts, professional development, and career advancement opportunities to support diverse faculty, administration, and staff from underrepresented groups.

  • Provide internal and external professional development opportunities for faculty and staff that identify as Black, Latinx, Native/Indigenous, and Asian American/Pacific Islander (BIPOC).
  • Create a leadership development program for BIPOC faculty and staff, and encourage participation in the AICAD BIPOC Academic Leadership Institute.
  • Develop mentoring programs for BIPOC faculty and staff.
  • Design academic research programs and opportunities for diverse faculty and staff to showcase their work.
  • Increase social and professional engagement among diverse faculty and staff across the institution.
  • Launch the DEI Faculty Fellowship program to support alignment between institutional and academic DEI goals.
RESULTS TO DATE:
  • Compensation Studies for Faculty and Staff with Salary Equity Adjustments
  • Hosted Focus Groups for Faculty and Staff – People of Color, Disabilities, and LGBTQ+
  • Added DEI Language for Academic Senate Committee Nominations and Candidate Statements
  • Annual participants in AICAD BIPOC Academic Leadership Institute
  • Hosted Faculty Art and Design Slam (FADS) event
  • Developed BIPOC Research Seed Grant Funding