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Recognizing that aligning diversity, equity and inclusion with the University’s Strategic Framework requires an intentional plan of implementation that is infused with new modes of thought and bold initiatives in partnership with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

Diversifying CUNY’s Leadership: A CUNY-Harvard Consortium is a professional development program intended to cultivate a diverse group of future leaders. The program is based on nationally recognized higher education leadership programs at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) and the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellows Program. It aims to provide training, support, development and networking opportunities to CUNY faculty and staff who are interested in a career in higher education leadership – with a particular emphasis on those interested in leadership positions within CUNY. The program supports and celebrates the University’s commitment to a diverse community that is inclusive of all groups and individuals. It is directed by University Dean for Recruitment and Diversity, Dr. Arlene Torres, and University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko.

Learn more about the program.

Chancellor's Faculty Diversity Working Group

The Chancellor’s Faculty Diversity Working Group has been convened to:

  1. Identify innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention policies and practices that can be adapted for and adopted by CUNY;
  2. Develop recommendations for short/long-term faculty diversity goals;
  3. Develop recommendations for short/long-term evaluation and accountability for CUNY’s success in meeting its commitment to faculty equity.

Presidents Michelle Anderson and José Luis Cruz serve as Co-chairs.

Connected CUNY Strategic Framework

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CUNY will invest in and support faculty diversity, research and innovation as engaged scholars, teachers, and members of the community. The Office of Recruitment of Diversity is working collaboratively with the Connected CUNY strategic framework teams to achieve our goals.

Chancellor's Opportunity Fund

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The Chancellor’s Opportunity Fund helps to ensure that CUNY’s faculty is diverse and comprised of outstanding teachers and scholars who are committed to diversity of thought, perspective and identity. It also promotes strategic recruitment and retention efforts across the disciplines and the university. In partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the University Vice Provost for Research, we seek to develop partnership and leverage our resources in support of this effort.

Latino Faculty Initiatives

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CUNY is proud to support research, scholarship and community outreach by promoting partnership and alliances through the various Centers and Institutes through out the system. Collaborations help to reinforce our commitment to University research and productivity where students and faculty can thrive. Dean Torres is currently working with the Office of Academic Affairs, Lehman College, and the Jaime Lucero Institute for Mexican Studies to support their strategic planning efforts.