Departments recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy work environment

Departments recognize the importance of maintaining a

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Departments recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy work environment, but no systems are in place that would generate measurable outcomes. While all Departments have a policy for providing a safe workplace for GLBT populations, their success seems largely anecdotal. The College has established a “Parental Teaching Load Policy,” which helps create a more flexible work environment by excusing any faculty parent from one quarter of teaching around the time of childbirth or adoption. Response to Recommendations In order to gauge any potential conflicts, last year the Council advised MAPS to implement climate surveys for women, underrepresented minorities, and GLBT populations. According to this report, it does not seem that climate surveys have been designed, or that they are being developed for the future. While the Council appreciates the data submitted, it fails to represent the College’s sense of commitment to diversity. MAPS should attempt to rise to a higher level in its commitment to diversity. With a 7
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welcoming environment for male and female students as a springboard, the College should develop a mentoring program to attract and retain female and underrepresented minorities to its graduate programs, thereby establishing a pool of promising individuals for future positions. Social and Behavioral Sciences Overall Assessment SBS continues to implement specific strategies to recruit and retain women and minority faculty members and graduate students that have yielded varied results. New “niche” positions related to gender and politics or race and politics have been developed to attract a larger pool of women and minorities and strengthen college curriculum. SBS is in the process of hiring a senior faculty member for a new position in Race and Ethnicity in the Americas; this should provide an opportunity to increase the diversity of the senior faculty. FHAP monies were used to try to make job offers to 6 women and minorities but none accepted. Counter offers were made to retain 6 faculty, 3 of whom were women. However, only one chose to stay. A college wide survey will be implemented to assess the climate. The Political Science department ranks as one of the top 4 departments in the world and has a strong record of graduating African American doctoral students. This department has systematic and effective minority student recruitment strategies. As part of retention strategies, the Madison Scott Grants support minority students to collect data for dissertations. The Psychology Department has revised the Patterns of Administration and incorporated specific procedures to include diversity as part of the departmental goals and this result in measurable changes. A flexible scheduling option has been implemented for staff that allows the use of the policy for multiple uses. Surveys are also being conducted to determine if there are general work/life issues that need to be addressed.
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