What is it?
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is planning on hiring a “cluster of faculty” in the areas of ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration in the next year. The new positions will be in Asian American, Latinx, and Islam in America/Muslim American areas will “complement planned hires in other departments in the divisions of social science and arts and humanities.”
What goal(s) does it connect to?
- Goal 1: Recruitment, Retention, and Development Practices for Excellence
- Goal 1.1 Inclusive Excellence
Why is it important?
This step for FAS marks their acknowledgement of the importance of ethnic studies – new faculty hires will hopefully create a pathway/roadwork for ethnic studies for undergraduate students who have shown interest in pursuing this field of study.