Diversity Study

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The City University of New York is conducting a study to examine the effectiveness of its faculty recruitment and diversity activities over the past 10 years.  This study will also assess the experiences of underrepresented groups** and identify the best recruitment and retention practices within the University and at peer institutions.  The goals of the study are to develop a framework for improving the representation and experience of women and minorities and to strengthen the climate for diversity and inclusion across the University. 

Diversity Study Objectives:

  • To conduct a comprehensive assessment of current recruitment and retention policies, initiatives, and activities at the City University of New York (CUNY).
  • To identify issues inherent to CUNY and academia that impact the recruitment, selection, development, and retention of faculty from underrepresented groups.
  • To develop recommendations for improving representation, retention and satisfaction of faculty from underrepresented groups as well as strengthening the climate for diversity and inclusion.
  • To identify the University’s current strengths, challenges, and key strategic opportunities as well as gaps in current services or programs.
  • To develop a strategic framework that includes objectives, desired results, measurements, resource requirements, and timelines.

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**Underrepresented groups are defined as Alaskan Natives, Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Italian Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, and Women.


Office of Recruitment and Diversity
The City University of New York
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY  10017