Purpose of Grant: To increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority (“URM”) faculty in general, and women faculty of all races in STEM fields (“WSTEM).
Project Period: Implementation of Campus Plans begins no later than Sept 2019 0- May 2020. Rolling approvals of hires starting with AY2020.
Application Due Date: July 15, 2019
Project Description: PRODiG uses a comprehensive approach that focuses on:
- identifying historical underrepresentation within the ranks of faculty;
- growing the pipeline of URM and WSTEM students into academic careers;
- insisting that campuses employ best practices empirically proven to reduce barriers to diversity in the faculty search process, and at the same time; and
- creating a collective focus on broadly assessing and improving recruitment and retention processes across the campus (i.e., establishing an integrated approach whereby faculty
affairs, human resources and diversity offices work together to propose solutions).
By engaging campuses in identifying the impediments that most affect their ability to hire URM and WSTEM faculty, and supporting their conclusions with data, PRODiG also seeks to expose and debunk the myths that may function as proxies for the actual challenges campuses face in hiring URM and WSTEM faculty.
Eligible Applicants: All state-operated SUNY campuses and community colleges.
Funding: Three years of salary support for FT entry of mid-level faculty on a case-by-case basis, based on available historical and projected data at 100% of salary up to $90K in Year 1, 50% up to $45K in Year 2, and 30% up to $27K in Year 3.