Georgia State University has the potential to become a nationally recognized model for leadership in building a diverse and inclusive faculty, given its diverse student body, geographic situation in the heart of Atlanta, and clearly stated goal to “Be a nationally recognized model for leadership in inclusion” (Strategic Plan Goal 4, Initiative 3). To reach such potential, the efforts to recruit, engage, and retain underrepresented minority (URM) faculty members at Georgia State must improve. Georgia State must bring its institutional spirit of innovative programming to design, implement, and evaluate strategies that build diversity and inclusion, thereby further enriching the academic environment and inspiring even more members of our diverse student body. The Commission on the Next Generation of Faculty was tasked with proposing how the university might best approach this opportunity and offers five Transformative Recommendations, which are high priority actions that should lead to greater success at recruiting, engaging, and retaining a diverse faculty, as well as three Best Practice Initiatives, which are essential for Georgia State to become nationally recognized in diversity and inclusion. Each recommendation and initiative is intended to be implemented across all campuses.
Access the Commission's report through the links below.