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Minority teacher hiring initiative moves to higher ed at Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN >> Following the work done at a local and state level to diversify Connecticut’s teaching staff, leaders at Southern Connecticut State University are prepared to take action to recruit teaching candidates of color into its preparation programs. ...




University hiring, ethics conflicts a national issue

Government jobs should be filled based on qualifications, not bloodline, according to longstanding anti-nepotism policies at public agencies.But the situation is murkier for private institutions, which aren't constrained by state ethics rules because they don't rely on government funding. ...




Do universities discriminate in hiring?

Universities are touted as bastions of diversity whose prime role is to encourage students to engage in critical thinking, ask tough questions and expose themselves to a diversity of ideas and opinions.If that is the mission of the university, they have dismally failed. ...




Southern Grad Schools See Need to Tap into Diversity Boom

As the United States moves toward a future where the population will be “majority minority” — a milestone demographic shift expected to occur by 2040 — graduate schools across the nation are evolving to meet the demands of current student and to anticipate their needs in the future. ...




A higher standard for higher education in Pennsylvania

In the past 50 years, higher education in Pennsylvania has boldly moved forward to meet the changing needs of students and academic institutions. Beginning in the early 1960s, community colleges and Penn State’s branch campuses were introduced.
 
In 1966, Pitt and Temple shifted from private status to join Penn State as state-related universities. ...




Fixing ‘the pipeline’: members of the Lehigh community call for diversity among faculty

In her four years studying engineering and international relations, Sanjana Chintalapudi, ‘17, has had three female professors. Only one taught an engineering course.
 
“If I don’t find people, especially women — forget about them being Indian because that’s even fewer — in the fields I’m pursuing, I’d be scared to pursue that field because I would be standing out,” Chintalapudi said. ...




Faculty diversity initiative guides hiring process

In the midst of faculty hiring season, the University administration is keeping with its recent faculty diversity initiative in the hopes of recruiting a more varied group of new professors.
 
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler said Yale is hoping to bring in between 35 and 50 new faculty members next year, both tenured and tenure-track as well as across all divisions. ...




University of Iowa workers happy with jobs

An annual survey showed that UI employees are generally pleased with their jobs.
 
By Marissa Payne
 
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The results of the 2016 Working at Iowa survey revealed that the members of the University of Iowa workforce are, overall, content with their jobs. ...




Harvard’s $36bn endowment to hire external managers

Harvard is laying off half the 230 staff who work on its $36bn endowment and hiring external asset managers instead, in an attempt to reverse a decade of underperformance relative to other Ivy League schools.
Narv Narvekar, who was poached from Columbia University last year to become chief executive of the endowment’s management company, Harvard Management (HMC), said the university was not able to attract the talent or come up with the investing ideas to justify an in-house team of hedge fund-style managers. ...




The Pursuit of Diversity

It is imperative that Harvard hire and tenure more women and scholars of color
By The Crimson Editorial Board
 
 
At last Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser presented on the current composition of the faculty, focusing particularly on trends in the hiring of women and minorities. ...