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CUNY Study to Examine Faculty Recruitment and Diversity Activities (Call for Focus Groups)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The City University of New York is conducting a study to examine the effectiveness of its faculty recruitment and diversity activities over the past 10 years.  This study will also assess the experiences of underrepresented faculty and identify the best recruitment and retention practices within the University and at peer institutions.  The goals of the study are to develop a framework for improving the representation and experience of underrepresented groups and to strengthen the climate for diversity and inclusion across the University.

As part of this study, the consulting firm Cambridge Hill Partners will facilitate a number of faculty focus groups to identify a range of ideas and actions in support of an inclusive, respectful, and supportive workplace for all groups at the University.  The groups will also help the University to understand if experiences differ based on aspects of identity.  To that end, focus groups will be organized around the following identities:

African-American/Black

Asian

Caucasian/White
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer
Hispanic/Latino

Individuals with Disabilities

Italian American
Male
Female


I ask for your participation in one of these focus groups.  Each focus group meets once and only for two hours.  The complete focus group schedule is included below.


Anyone interested in participating in a focus group should email Jenny Hua at
jenny.hua@mail.cuny.edu and indicate a group preference (e.g. Female).  Also, please feel free to share information with others who may be interested in participating.

Thank you for your assistance.

Day
Date
Time
Location
Group
Thurs
3/24/11
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Graduate Center
African American/Black
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Graduate Center
Asian
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Graduate Center
Caucasian/White
Friday
3/25/11
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Graduate Center
GLBTQ
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Graduate Center
Hispanic/Latino
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Graduate Center
Individuals with Disabilities
Friday
4/1/11
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Graduate Center
Italian American
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Graduate Center
Male
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Graduate Center
Female

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