Spotlight on Faculty Advancement
The Office of the Provost has allocated funds for the 2012-2013 Faculty Recruitment Initiative. Funds will be dedicated to recruitment of junior and senior faculty in all three campuses whose research, teaching, practice, and community service agendas address historical, methodological and applied concerns/issues relating to underrepresented and/or underserved communities. Support requests should be directed to Luis Fraga, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at email@example.com or 206.685.4831.
The University of Washington has been praised for changing their Faculty Code. The Code now focuses not on faculty background, but on their work, which can be performed by any faculty member regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. With the responsibility for developing strategies and policies with the Provost, Vice Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs to recruit, promote, and retain faculty at the UW, Luis Fraga was instrumental in guiding a process that other research universities should emulate in recognizing the intellectual value of diversity and inclusion.