Reduce cultural taxation of underrepresented faculty/staff aiding in retention
Task Force Recommendation: Recruit and Retain Diverse Faculty and Staff Across the Inclusion Spectrum
Task Force Project: Reduce cultural taxation of minority faculty/staff aiding in retention
- Validate/formalize mentoring in “service” (ASPT).
- Recognize mentoring through acknowledgement and compensation.
- Reduce taxation by training all faculty/staff (and support systems) about mentoring all students (look to Safe Zone model).
- Official recognition that all staff are here for students.
- “Mentor release time” (similar to Health; 90 minutes).
Champion: Janice Bonneville, Sam Catanzaro, Jeff Lange
Implementation Team Actions
- The Provost's Office will offer workshops on recognizing and rewarding diversity, equity, and inclusion contributions to teaching, research, and service.
- Under the leadership of Assistant Vice President Yojanna Cuenca-Carlino, the Office of the Provost is developing a comprehensive professional development plan that will address, among many topics, opportunities for integrating teaching, research, and service activities in ways that support student success and are readily recognized and rewarded in ASPT processes.
- The Provost's Office has purchased a 3-year institutional membership in the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD), which provides access to a wide variety of mentoring and productivity resources. A special area of focus of NCFDD is to provide resources for faculty from traditionally underrepresented and to support faculty efforts to manage their time, pursue projects strategically, develop their skills at setting limits on service and other demands and connect with networks of mentors and sponsors who can provide advice, support, and connections to learning and development opportunities.
- The Office of the Provost is beginning an effort to help faculty classify mentoring as an element of teaching, rather than service. The necessary piece of mentoring in the teaching process can be recognized and rewarded in the ASPT process.