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Office of Recruitment and Diversity, CUNY

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As University Dean of Recruitment and Diversity, Torres uses compliance-driven data presented in annual campus Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) in tandem with the practices identified in the Faculty Diversity Strategic Plans (FDSPs) to pose the following questions: 1) What is the campus vision and how is it aligned with CUNY's broader vision? 2) What are its current practices? 3) What are its challenges? 4) And if diversity and inclusion is not being achieved, how will current practices be changed? Toward that end, she is now working with the University Advisory Council on Diversity to engage in campus visits to advance initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. More 

2017 Biennial Faculty Diversity Conference

Overview: The Office of Recruitment and Diversity (ORD) will be hosting its third biennial Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference and we welcome your participation.  The daylong conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, March 31, 2017 and the theme is CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity and Intersectionality in Action.


Building on the success of past years, this conference offers faculty and academic administrators the opportunity to focus on research-based evidence, present new ideas, discuss experiences with colleagues, and develop constructive actions for change in the belief that diversity in all its manifestations is a driver of our collective success.  We recognize that in order for CUNY campuses to become inclusive and welcoming communities for all, a commitment to diversity must be supported and strategically promoted at all levels and in partnership with others.

Our identities have become more complex and we hope to present critical dialogues that offer understanding and meaning, while also focusing concrete and effective strategies designed to promote equity and access for the benefit of the University, its faculty, staff, and students.

We encourage you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session.  Details on the Call for Proposals follow and the submission deadline is January 6, 2017.  Conference registration will open at the beginning of the spring term. More….

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program Welcomes  "Class of 2016"

 "FFPP is open to full-time untenured faculty nominated by their department chairs and endorsed by the college Provost. Eligibility requirements include full-time employment for at least one academic year, and an earned doctorate or other qualifying terminal Master’s degree. Three (3) credit hours of reassigned time are given to faculty members selected for the semester-long program.

Faculty Fellows Publication Overview  

Celebrating of our scholarly accomplishments


Those accepted into the program participate in a series of seminars conducted by senior faculty members who serve as writing mentors, facilitators and counselors in selected disciplines. They attend a “Publishers Roundtable” to learn the ropes of getting published. Fellows also work in peer groups to provide each other with constructive criticism, support and encouragement during the writing process.


The new fellows were also welcomed by the FFPP’s new Academic Director, Dr. Shelly Eversley of Baruch College. A graduate of Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Eversley is an Associate Professor of English specializing in 20th Century American and African American literature and culture, as well as gender, sexuality and visual studies. Dr. Eversley is a prolific author, whose newest book is entitled Integration and Its Discontents: Black American Writing, 1944-1968.” More...


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