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Supporting Strategies for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education Faculty Hiring

  • Henry F. Fradella
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Abstract

Henry F. Fradella takes a long view of diversity’s role in higher education to present some tried and true “best practices” for creating and implementing both formal policies and informal practices that support diverse and inclusive hiring practices. In doing so, he details how higher education has moved over the past forty years from focusing primarily on the heterogeneity of demographic representation to targeting the integration of diverse employee involvement in all systems and processes. Fradella further discusses relevant legal issues in training search committees, recruiting diverse applicant pools, and supporting efforts to foster inclusion in university activities and communications. Finally, he admonishes those who assign insufficient institutional resources for diverse and inclusive hiring practices, arguing that administrators at every rank can effect positive change.

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  • Henry F. Fradella
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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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