HERC Webinar: "Minority Recruiting and Retention: The Good, Bad and Ugly e

March 19, 2015 at noon to 1 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMarch 19, 2015 at noon to 1 p.m.

The Office of the Provost invites you to join us for this Webinar. Please also feel free to share with any interested staff in your office.

This webinar provides best practices for provosts, higher education human resource professionals, and chief diversity officers in recruiting and retaining faculty of color. This session will give specific steps on infusing effective and culturally sensitive searching, recruiting, and retention practices in attaining minority candidates as academic faculty. The presentation will include two Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program graduates that will offer their positive and sometimes negative interactions with higher education recruiters.

Presenter: Dr. Ansley Abraham is founding director of the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program in Atlanta, GA. Under Dr. Abraham's direction, the board has developed one of the nation's best-documented and nationally honored programs for producing minority Ph.D.s who seek faculty careers. The Doctoral Scholars Program is successfully producing minority graduates"more than 700"who are employed on college and university campuses. Currently, more than 360 scholars are progressing toward the Ph.D. The Doctoral Scholars Program annually sponsors the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The Institute is a nationwide effort of state, federal, and private agencies and organizations committed to faculty diversity. More than 1,100 minority Ph.D. scholars and their mentors come together to learn the skills and knowledge necessary for the successful completion of the doctoral degree and transition into an academic career. The Institute is the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. students in the nation.

Dr. Abraham earned his B.S. in sociology and psychology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology (with an emphasis on sociology of education and race/ethnic relations) from Florida State University. He has worked as a program specialist in the Florida State Department of Education and management analyst in the Florida Governor's Office.

PostedApr 17, 2019