Diversity- Improving Efforts

Prioritizing inclusivity

IU Bloomington will make our academic community a global beacon for faculty diversity and inclusivity that attracts an excellent faculty. IU Bloomington will also align faculty recruitment and retention with campus mission and priorities.

This aligns with IU Bloomington Bicentennial Objective Five.

Investing in diversity

Goal: Invest in human and financial capital to develop the infrastructure to excel in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty.

Update: The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion was founded in summer 2017 with a mission to support and coordinate diversity efforts campus-wide and embed evidence-based best practices in the creation of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus. Led by vice provost John Nieto-Phillips, OVPDI partners with units across campus in the recruitment and retention of student and faculty. Two IU Bloomington faculty members are  associate vice provosts with OVPDI:

  • Dionne Danns, associate vice provost for institutional diversity: School of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Chair; associate professor
  • Mary Murphy, associate vice provost for student diversity and inclusion: Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, associate professor

In collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion and the College of Arts & Sciences have developed the program on Race, Migration, and Indigeneity, involving a cluster-hire initiative for scholars of Latinx, Asian American, and Native American & Indigenous Studies. Two faculty hires are completed, with four more anticipated by spring 2020. Faculty will develop knowledge around the intersecting experiences of various racial and ethnic communities in the U.S. with plans to eventually offer a minor in Race, Migration, and Indigeneity.