School of Education
Activities for Goal 4
2012-13 Activities for Goal 4
- TE and LCH faculty
searches recruited diverse faculty through advertising in media that reaches
diverse populations as well as posting ads in professional journals that target African American and other minority scholars
- Seven SoE faculty searches were completed:
- 283 applicants: 66% female, 24% minority
- 24 interviewed: 80% female, 25% minority
- 7 hired: 88% female, 29% minority
- Disability Services Office provided information to new
SoE faculty about their office and services available to faculty.
- President’s Commission on the Status of Women –
a. Making a Difference through Influencing Administrative Action
b. Making a Difference in the Future by Setting High Goals
- Organized and hosted a Convergence Meeting of campus wide constituencies, resulting in the Clemson
- Established a mentoring program for staff through Human Resources.
- Negotiated with the Office of Access and Equity and Redfern's Counseling and Psychological Services to
offer confidential psychological
counseling for victims of sexual harassment.
- Secured administrative support for expansion of the Career Center's employment services to aid spouses and
partners of faculty and staff
locating to Clemson.
- Updated and improved annual correspondence from the President to faculty and staff on the issue of
amorous relationships involving students.
c. Making a Difference Through Raising Awareness of Women's Issues
- Continuing to monitor salaries of faculty and staff to ensure
- Examining trends in academic and administrative appointments and encouraging the appointment of more
women to senior positions.
- Examining hiring practices for fairness and consistency.
- Examining trends in tenure and promotion.
- Continuing to promote use of Career Services for spouses of new hires.
- Working to improve security on campus.
- Conducting an encompassing status analysis for women and
- Co-sponsors lectures and forums by prominent women scholars
- Recognizes the achievements of women faculty and staff through an annual awards program
- Presented results of a campus wide random sexual harassment survey on the Women's Commission website: www.clemson.edu/womenscommission
- Delegates sent to represent Clemson University at the annual meetings of the South Carolina Women in
- Worked on ad hoc committee for a Faculty and Staff Club
- Chief Diversity Office
The Chief Diversity Office conducts the following activities to retain and recruit students, faculty and staff of color.
- Sponsor an annual welcome/information reception for
faculty and graduate students of color and a similar reception for new
undergraduates and parents
- Sponsor a faculty development workshop for
pre-tenured faculty and graduate students of color each semester
- Established the Civil Treatment Program for managers
to improve the relations between employee/supervisor on campus and to
enhance the climate in the workplace and productivity
- Assist LGBT students, staff and faculty develop an
present a proposal to establish an LGBT Task Force on the Clemson campus
- Serve as an ex-officio member of the President’s
Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff
- Serve as a member of an employee relations committee
which meets monthly to consider employee satisfaction and complaint issues
- Advise the President on diversity matters
- Review all investigations conducted by access &
equity staff regarding complaints of harassment or discrimination
- Recruit faculty at the Southern Regional Education
Board Annual Conference
- Address the University Provost, Deans and the
Associate Deans(Diversity Coordinators) regarding the importance of a
diverse pool of applicants for all available positions at the
- Served on a number of administrative search
committees which includes searches for Chief Human Resource Officer,
Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Dean of the School of
Architecture, Art and Humanities
- The CDO places strategic recruitment adds in the
following publications. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, The Chronicle
of Higher Education, The National Association of Diversity Officers in
Higher Education Conference Program, The South Carolina Black pages, The
Kappa Newsletter, the Hispanic Women’s Association Annual Gala Program,
The MLK Dream Weekend Program
- Office of Access and Equity
- SREB Teaching
and Mentoring Conference – Recruit SREB Doctoral Scholars for faculty
- SREB Doctoral
Scholars Directory – Purchase and make database accessible to faculty
- Future Faculty
Program – Host new PhDs on campus to present research to interested CU
Community and Diversity Coordinators - Work with associate deans
from each academic college to develop plans and activities to increase
- Consult with
search committees to assist in the faculty/staff search process
recruitment resources on website
- Attend and
advertise at conferences and recruiting events (Black Expo, Black Pages,
Urban League, etc.)
- Invite speakers
to campus to discuss diversity related topics
Commission on Black Faculty and Staff – Serve as a resource to this group
to gather data, present trends, and develop strategies for addressing
- Investigate and
resolve faculty/staff complaints of harassment/discrimination
- The Chief
Diversity Office hosted
a Seminar on “Common Challenges Faced by Under-Represented Faculty In the
Tenure Process: Strategies For Success”. It was presented by Kerry Ann
Rockquemore, the President and CEO National Center for
Faculty Development and Diversity. Dr.
Rockquemore is the Author of
“The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure -Without Losing Your Soul”. The Seminar was held in September 2012 in Seminar Room I, at Madren Center.
- The Office of Global
Engagement has hired a new director of international services (Andy Kabasele) in
March 2013, to help coordinate nonimmigrant
worker’s visa petitions, e.g. H-1B/permanent residency petitions, as well as
other federally-required documents for international faculty hired by Clemson.
The director’s office is also charged with advising the various hiring units on
campus on essential requirements regarding the hiring of, and the subsequent
maintenance of employment eligibility for international faculty and staff at
- Dr. Pam Havice received the Outstanding Woman Faculty Award
presented by the President’s Commission on Women
2011-12 Activities for Goal 4
- The SoE conducted 11
faculty searches this year:
- 284 applicants, 52.8% female, 54.6% minority
- 34 were interviewed, 38% female, 23.5% minority
- 9 were hired, 67% female, 22% minority (many
more were offered, but they took other positions)
- The Disability Services
Office offers workshops throughout the year that are open to anyone,
provide information to all new faculty at orientation, offer consultation
and support to all faculty, and work closely with faculty and staff senate,
parking services, CAT bus, and general diversity initiatives on campus.
- The Office of Access and
Equity monitored Clemson University’s hiring process to ensure compliance
with affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for the faculty
searches. The Office provided search flowcharts to departments with a
quick reference to guide them through this process.
- The Office of
International Services assisted two SoE faculty this year by coordinating
and submitting nonimmigrant worker’s visa petitions (i.e., H-1B and
permanent residency petitions) as well as helping them file
federally-required documents with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and
with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), counseling and
advising them regarding federal regulations and procedures related to
their US immigration status, and assisting their families to obtain and
maintain legal immigration status in the U.S.
- The Office of
International Services met several times with the Director of the School
of Education this year to provide critical support in our hiring of, and
subsequent maintenance of employment eligibility for, international
faculty and staff who otherwise have no authorization to work at Clemson.
- The Clemson Chief
Diversity Officer helped to facilitate visits by minority and women
candidates for faculty positions.
- The Clemson Chief
Diversity Officer (and several Clemson faculty and students) attended the
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Institute on Teaching and
Mentoring Oct 20-23, 2011 to recruit scholars for Clemson faculty
positions. The Institute is the largest gathering of minority doctoral
students in the country.
- The Clemson Chief
Diversity Officer sponsored 10 graduate students and 2 staff to attend the
Tenth National Best Practices Conference.
- The Clemson Chief
Diversity Officer established a partnership with the National Center for
Faculty Development & Diversity to offer training and network
resources to underrepresented faculty employed at the university.
- The Clemson Chief
Diversity Officer sponsored the Civil Treatment Training Program for
Managers to improve the climate at the university to benefit all
- The Clemson Black Alumni
Council sponsored many events throughout the year, particularly at
Homecoming to provide a social outlet for African Americans at Clemson
- School of Education Spring
retreat: The ILEP Fellows (International Leaders in Education Program) were
guest attendees. Each individual was
self-introduced, providing information on where they were from, what they teach
and where their interests lie. Also
attending were Ashley Snell with International Research and Exchanges Board,
the organization which manages ILEP for the US Department of State and Maxine
Lunn with the US Department of State.