Creating a New Mindset: Building Lasting Supports for Minority Junior Faculty

Hannah H. Chai, Helene Arbouet Harte, Jaesook L. Gilbert, Suzanne Wegener Soled


One of the priorities at the Midwestern institution, where this study was conducted, was to create a more diverse faculty body. Beyond hiring, one component of addressing this priority was fostering a supportive environment in which all junior faculty have the tools to be successful. An initiative known as the New Faculty Collaborative, designed to create a climate of support for all junior faculty ultimately created a support network for junior minority faculty. This paper presents research based on the experiences of the New Faculty Collaborative participants.

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