Monday, December 6, 2010

Register for AAAA Webinar on Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Scheduled Thursday, December 9, 2010: Recruiting and Retaining Faculty of Color: Strategies, Roadblocks, and Incentives

Thursday, December 09, 2010 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Genesys Conferencing WebinarRoom entrance begins at 1:45p.m. ESTPresenter: Dr. Marybeth Gasman Webinar

Recruiting and Retaining Faculty of Color: Strategies, Roadblocks, and Incentives This webinar will focus on research-based strategies for recruiting and retaining faculty of color. Participants -- from search committee chairs to department chairs to deans to provosts to EEO officers -- will learn ways to successfully bolster their faculty diversity in meaningful, sincere ways. These strategies are focused on creating empowering environments for faculty of color and improving the overall institutional culture and quality.

Marybeth Gasman is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an historian and her work focuses on African American higher education, including historically Black colleges and universities, African American leadership, Black philanthropy, and the post-War period in higher education. She is the author of ten books, including Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) and Understanding Minority Serving Institutions (SUNY Press, 2008). In 2006, Dr. Gasman received the Association for the Study of Higher Education's Early Career Award. She is also the recipient of a University of Pennsylvania Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Gasman was recently named a Penn Fellow by the president and provost of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to courses on the history of American higher education, Dr. Gasman teaches a course on Diversity in Higher Education. She also works with faculty members who want to learn more about discussing racial issues in the classroom. She recently completed a study on the recruitment and retention of faculty of color at historically White institutions. Her research on Black colleges has been cited in The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, National Public Radio, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN.

This program has been approved for 1.0 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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