This paper presents a comprehensive campus-wide strategic model for more effectively supporting tenure-track faculty with a special concern for assisting women and minority faculty. A description of the process and the outcomes includes establishment of a clear, high-level administrative initiative; formation of a campus-wide committee of highly respected faculty and administrators; compilation and discussion of current research and writings on the issue of recruiting and retaining women and minority faculty; collection of campus and national comparison data; creation, administration, and analysis of a survey of untenured faculty; compilation and dissemination of the committee’s final report and specific recommendations; and prioritized implementation of the committee’s comprehensive recommendations with timelines, identification of relevant office responsibilities and estimated costs. The paper concludes with a discussion of the multiple positive outcomes and caveats.
Ellen Junn is now Provost at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Junn, Ellen N. and Atwell, M., "A campus-wide model for supporting untenured faculty including women and minorities: Strategies, recommendations and caveats" (2006). Office of the Provost Scholarship. Paper 1.