Charged by University Librarian, May 6, 2004
The Task Force to Increase Faculty Diversity is charged to prepare a plan to increase the number of women faculty and members of color and to submit its report by June 30. Attached is a sample plan from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, for your information, but I suspect that there are situations unique to the Libraries that will important for us.
The Task Force should consider recommendations for system-wide consideration (at the University Librarian level) as well as at the unit level. Please consider how to raise awareness among the library faculty and staff that increasing diversity is an important goal; recommend where and how we recruit (best practices); describe the institutional climate that will support retention and tenure of women and faculty of color; enumerate the resources needed to support your recommendations; and place accountability for sharing information about the Libraries progress and insuring that your recommended goals are reached.