Recruitment and retention
Goal: IU Bloomington will align faculty recruitment and retention with campus mission and priorities.
Update: Developed and expanded workshops on hiring, combatting implicit bias, and best practices for diversifying faculty, with increasing participation from 2016 to 2018. Hiring workshop attendance increased from 104 in 2016 to 111 in 2017 and to 144 in 2018.
IU conducted extensive outreach to deans, chairs, and hiring committees to promote best practices as well as a Strategic Recruitment Funds. IU Bloomington continues to build a diverse faculty, and the total number of minority faculty has increased by 61% since 2005.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion fostered serious conversations to align recruitment and retention strategies across schools and departments with respect to hiring priorities and leveraging strengths.
Since 2017, diversity plans have been developed for each school and have been revised in consultation with school faculty and OVPDI. Most schools have finalized their plans. All schools engaged in diversity planning, focusing on diversity as central to the mission of the schools and establishing best practices and measures of progress. These plans prompted the creation of diversity offices within the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.