Build and strengthen networks to develop a pipeline for diverse scholars
Dartmouth will strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships with programs that encourage undergraduates to pursue doctoral studies, and with minority pre-doctoral fellowship programs and training grants.
Diversifying the faculty requires broadening the networks from which the College recruits young scholars. Forging relationships with programs that support and encourage underrepresented scholars to pursue advanced studies - and being part of a pipeline of support that carries young scholars from undergraduate training through graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowships - both enriches the candidate pool, and puts Dartmouth in the sights of these new scholars.
Diversification of the networks used to recruit new faculty now include the following strategies:
- Pipeline programs, such as the Provost's Fellowship Program, the Society of Fellows and other post-doctoral fellowship opportunities, that bring younger scholars to Dartmouth early in their careers;
- Targeted outreach to graduate schools successfully producing diverse scholars;
- Membership in professional organziations for the promotion of underrepresented scholars across all academic disciplines;
- Participation in, and advertisement and recruitment through academic sub-field organizations that promote diversification of the profession;
- Department to department and school to school faculty exchanges and collaborations that introduce diverse faculty to Dartmouth.