Faculty and Staff

Faculty Recruitment Tools

Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
The purpose of the program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at UNC Chapel-Hill. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

Faculty Diversity Recruitment Fund – University of Rochester
The goal of the Faculty Diversity Recruitment Fund is to enhance the work of search committees in promoting broad recruitment of faculty

Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty
This guidebook is from the University of Michigan.

How to Help New Faculty Settle In: Common Problems and Alternative Solutions
The University of Michigan provides a list of potential difficulties that a new faculty member may face in her first year of employment. Some of the problems listed include difficulties pertaining to research, teaching, and dependent care needs.

Handbook for Faculty Searches and Hiring
From the University of Michigan, this handbook is designed to integrate and summarize the recruitment and hiring practices that have been identified nationally and by the STRIDE committee as effective, practical, and fair.

Positive and Problematic Practices in Faculty Recruitment
Data collected by the University of Michigan that provides some information about practices that create a positive impression as well as practices that contribute to a negative outcome while recruiting potential faculty members.

Southern Regional Education Board
The Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program was developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation. It is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions. SREB maintains a directory of Doctoral Scholars.

Student Recruitment Tools

Learning Communities Commons
For the past 15 years, the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, a grass-roots network of colleges in the State of Washington has supported the development of curricular learning community approaches. In 1996, the Center began to serve as a national resource for curricular learning community work. The Learning Community Commons, the Center’s national Website, contains a searchable learning communities directory, news postings, an online learning communities journal, and other resources.

Moving Beyond Access: College Success for Low-Income, First-Generation Students
This report from the Pell Institute (2008) highlights how the combined impact of being both low-income and first-generation correlates with a range of factors (i.e. demographic and enrollment characteristics) that lower the students’ chances of successfully earning a college degree.

Straight form the Source: What Works for First-Generation College Students
With funding from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, the Pell Institute conducted a research study in 2006 about the transition from high school to college for first-generation students in Texas. The findings are intended to raise awareness and generate dialogue among state and federal policymakers about the impact and benefits of pre-college programs and services for underrepresented populations.

The Center for Teaching and Learning
This program at the University of Washington supports excellence and innovation in teaching across its three campuses and works with individual instructors, departments, units, and communities of practice to disseminate evidence-based research on teaching, learning, and mentoring.

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The National Resource Center collects and disseminates information about the first college year and other student transitions to assist educators at the University of South Carolina and throughout the world to enhance the learning, success, satisfaction, retention, and graduation of college students in transition. The Center also organizes national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops; engages in research; and publishes a scholarly journal, newsletter, monograph series, and other publications; and maintains three Internet listservs.

Helpful Diversity Articles

Talking Trump in Class

From Inside Higher Ed, a Communication Professor establishes groud rules for political conversations with hsi students in class for instructurs struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president.

For Some, Active Learning Can Be A Nightmare

In the December, 2016 issue of PRISM, Fernando Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of software engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University, discusses the challenges associated with active learning approaches for learning disability (LD) students.

Demography is not Destiny: Increasing the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students and Large Public Universities (2007)
This report, funded with a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, documents research conducted by the Pell Institute at 14 public universities that serve relatively high numbers of federal Pell Grant recipients. It specifically describes differences in institutional policies and practices, considers if practices aimed at improving overall graduation rates also work for low-income students, and offers recommendations for institutions and policymakers.

DiversityWeb is the most comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources about diversity in higher education. This site is designed to serve campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy’s educational and societal mission. DiversityWeb is a product of Association of American Colleges and Universities. The website also provides access to AAC&U’s quarterly, Diversity & Democracy.

National Center for Institutional Diversity
The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) represents a strategic commitment by the University of Michigan to address complex diversity issues within higher education and other major social institutions.

On Campus with Women
On Campus with Women (OCWW), sponsored by AAC&U’s Program on the Status and Education of Women, provides readers with the most up-to-date information on women in higher education. It focuses on women’s leadership, the campus climate, curriculum and pedagogy, and new research and data on women. Archive issues can be accessed on the website. 

Project Implicit – Harvard University
Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases. Visitors can use the website to assess conscious and unconscious preferences for over 90 different topics ranging from pets to political issues, ethnic groups to sports teams, and entertainers to styles of music. Sessions require 10-15 minutes to complete.

Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions
This combined research article from the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discusses how recognizing biases and other influences not related to the quality of candidates can help reduce their impact on an employer’s search and review of candidates.

The National Campus Diversity Project
The National Campus Diversity Project, based at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, is a research program to identify best practices to achieve an optimal multicultural climate on campuses of higher education. 

Tutorials for Change – Virginia Valian
This website features four online tutorials on sex disparities in rank and salary, and gender schemas and evaluations.