Diversity is closely intertwined with issues of faculty development and climate.
Department chairs and program directors can play essential roles in fostering inclusive leadership and supporting faculty. Tenure-track and mid-career faculty have particular needs, as they seek promotion, define professional trajectories, and attempt to balance work-life issues. All faculty members, moreover, at different stages of their careers will find themselves playing the role of mentor, supporting and advocating for other colleagues. The following resources offer strategies for how to continue developing productively at various stages of one’s professional career while fostering a supportive faculty climate.
- Resources for Tenure-Track Faculty (National Institute for Faculty Equity)
- Series on Strategies for Mid-Career Faculty (Inside Higher Education)
- “Making Mid-Career Meaningful” (American Council on Education).
- Voice and Influence Videos (Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford)
- “Nature’s Guide for Mentors”: What makes for a good mentor, including a self-assessment chart (Nature)
- These series in Inside Higher Education are by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Executive Director of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity:
- Video on Microaggressions in Everyday Life, Prof. Derald Wing Sue (Columbia University)
- Making the Invisible Visible: Gender Microaggressions (University of New Hampshire)
- Creating a Positive Work Environment for LGBT Faculty (AFT Higher Education)
- Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Faculty (AFT Higher Education)