Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty*

Goal: Invest in the recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty and staff through targeted activities


Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs


Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provide support for recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty through targeted activities. Targeted activities include a recently developed faculty recruitment video, the implementation of recruitment workshops focusing on diversity, the addition of specific messaging about SDSU's diverse community in all posted ads, the development of partnerships with institutions that have a wide pool of diverse PhD candidates, the use of online listings of diverse PhD recipients and the development of informational workshops for search committees. Of the faculty hired in Fall 2014, the majority were female and 43 percent were persons of color.

2013/2014 Working Group Report

Committee Members


Chair: Joanna Brooks, (Chair) Faculty Affairs

Edith Benkov
College of Arts and Letters 
Charles Toombs 
College of Arts and Letter 
Karen May-Newman 
College of Engineering 
Cathie Atkins 
College of Sciences 
Heather Bendinelli 
Employee Relations and Compliance (Business and Financial Affairs) 
Aaron Bruce
President's Office 
TBD 
Associated Students Representative 
TBD 
Associated Students Representative 
Anne Donadey 
University Senate Representative 
TBD 
University Senate Representative  


*An additional working group for staff will be convened in the near future.