Demand 10: Faculty Recruitment and Retention

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015:

"Currently, Emory 6.8% of faculty at Emory are black. Most faculty of color are comprised of African American studies professors and lecturer/adjunct professors. The African American studies department has been a great resource to Black students, however, they too can be overextended with their various appointments in other departments. Other faculty of color are adjunct professors/lecturers, who do not have job security and are not valued in their positions in their departments. Thus, we need black professors in all disciplines, traditional and nontraditional. We demand that there be an increase in the amount of black and Latino full time, tenure-track professors to 10% by the year 2017 in other departments/disciplines besides the African American Studies department. We also demand that better records are kept of faculty and staff of color demographics and are easily accessible by the student body. These statistics of professors' ethnicity are important for increasing accountability. We also demand that Black professors when in non-traditional or traditional disciplines must not be abused by the overwhelmingly white academy. Professors, too, need protection for the violent, racist and sexist incidents that they endure from their white colleagues in their departments."

 Faculty Committee on Excellence and Diversity established

 Recruitment and hiring practices established

 Implicit bias training program for faculty implemented

 Faculty Committee created recommendations

_ Commit support for recommendations

_ Identify leaders for recommendations and create implementation plan