Action Item 2.3

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Tenure track support for underrepresented junior faculty

Issues of historically underrepresented faculty unsuccessfully achieving tenure track is well documented. Research studies indicate that these barriers include bias in teaching evaluations based on race and/or gender, as well as bias related to the legitimacy of their research agendas. All faculty, especially those from underrepresented communities, would benefit from a coordinated support system for navigating the tenure track process.

Recommended Action Steps:

Responsible Parties: Office of the Provost, Office for Inclusion and Retention, Academic Deans, and Department Chairs
Implementation Chair: Gregg Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations
CIVC Attachè: Liz Wuerffel, Associate Professor of Art