As the initial stage of SJSU’s multi-year effort to renew and broaden its commitment to diversifying the faculty, the 2017-2018 faculty searches will integrate diversity training earlier into the process, from the development of hiring requests and throughout each stage of recruitment. Specifically, the university will provide support to chairs to incorporate different aspects of diversity in their pre-planning for tenure-track hiring requests.
Research has shown that underrepresented students perform better in courses taught by diverse faculty. This is achieved for a variety of reasons, including relevancy of experiences and perspectives in translating conceptual ideas, inclusion in curricular content at macro and micro levels, higher use of interactive pedagogies, role-modeling and approachability.
More information: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tower Hall 109, 408-924-7290
Hiring Request Calendar
|March-April||Departments planning to submit proposals must attend Session A: “Promoting Faculty Diversity Through Hiring Proposals and Diversity Recruitment Plans.”|
|April 17||Requests for tenure-track hires due from chairs and directors to deans at noon.|
|April 28||Requests for tenure-track hires due from deans to provost at noon.|
|May 29||Chairs notified of approved recruitments.|
|May-October||If line is approved, departments must attend Sessions B and C: “Best Practices for Screening and Interviewing Candidates” and “Faculty Affairs Policies and Procedures.”|
Workshops and Training
Sessions are facilitated by Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong(Lau) and the faculty-in-residence for diversifying the faculty, except where noted.
For more details about each session, read the full descriptions of the session topics (PDF).
"Promoting Faculty Diversity through Hiring Proposals
and Diversity Recruitment Plans"
|Thursday, March 23||10:30 a.m.-noon||SH 331|
|Wednesday, April 5||9-10:30 a.m.||SH 331|
|Friday, April 7||9-10:30 a.m.||TDB|
|Tuesday, April 11||3-4:30 p.m.||SH 331|
|Wednesday, April 12||3-4:30 p.m.||SH 331|
"Best Practices for Screening and Interviewing Candidates"
|Wednesday, May 17||10 a.m.-noon||MLK 225|
|Tuesday, June 6||10 a.m.-noon||TBD|
|Tuesday, Aug. 29||3-5 p.m.||MLK 225|
|Wednesday, Sept. 6||3-5 p.m.||MLK 225|
|Friday, Sept. 8||noon-2 p.m.||MLK 225|
|Monday, Sept. 11||noon-2 p.m.||MLK 225|
|Thursday, Sept. 14||9-11 a.m.||MLK 225|
|Wednesday, Sept. 20||3-5 p.m.||TBD|
|*Additional dates may be offered on an ad hoc basis for late-breaking or Spring 2018 approvals|
"Faculty Affairs Policies and Procedures"
(This session will be facilitated by AVP for Faculty Affairs Elna Green)
|Tuesday, Sept. 5||2–3 p.m.||ADM 222C|
|Thursday, Sept. 7||10–11 a.m.||ADM 222C|
|Monday, Sept. 18||11 a.m.–noon||ADM 222C|
|Wednesday, Sept. 20||10-11 a.m.||ADM 222C|
|Friday, Sept. 22||1–2 p.m.||ADM 222C|
|Monday, Sept. 25||12–1 p.m.||ADM 222C|
|Monday, Oct. 2||10–11 a.m.||ADM 222C|
|Tuesday, Oct. 3||9:30–10:30am||ADM 222C|
|Thursday, Oct. 5||3–4 p.m.||ADM 222C|
|Friday, Oct. 6||10–11 a.m.||ADM 222C|
|Wednesday, Oct. 18||4–5 p.m.||ADM 222C|