By Kathleen Barker
The Board of Trustees has approved the Quarterly Report on Faculty Diversity, January 18, 2017, authored by Vice Chancellor Gloriana Waters and Dean of Recruitment, Diversity and Compliance, Dr. Arlene Torres.
The report contains four major sections and three appendices.
I - CUNY Diversity and Recruitment Policy
The Report is data-rich and comments below are merely introductory. It is clearly written and well-presented but will take time to peruse.
The Report’s assessment of diversity presents data by campus for gender and ethnicity for 2016 (Fall) and 2015.
In addition, the report presents University-wide full-time faculty new hires (2010-2015) by title, gender, and ethnicity in separate tables (pp. 14-15). Of special interest is the assessment of the full-time faculty hires and separations by campus and reasons (starts on page 16) with a breakdown by race/ethnicity.
Appendix III - Faculty Underutilization Report details underutilization of certain groups by campus and disciplinary area. Shaded areas indicate underutilization when compared with labor market availability.
We will be learning more about diversity activities and strategies over the next few months.
Kathleen Barker is a Professor of Psychology at Medgar Evers College, and Vice-Chair of the University Faculty Senate. She represents the UFS on the Board of Trustees Committee on Faculty, Staff, and Administration.
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