Networking | Mentoring | Advocacy
Committees meet for 1 hour approximately 4-5 times a year
Recommend and support Caucus activities to recognize recent retirees from our community, particularly during the annual end-of-academic-year gathering.
Recommend improvements to website content and appearance, in addition to completing regular updates.
Plan and support Caucus events, such as professional development and social activities, throughout the academic year.
Identify opportunities to connect Caucus members with students who identify with the African Heritage community.
Faculty Support Program
Despite ongoing efforts at recruitment and retention, Black faculty remain underrepresented in the professoriate, while an increasingly diverse student body seeks access to higher education. In 2022, 4.9% of UD full-time faculty and 4% of UD full professors self-identified as Black (1), indicating a critical need to bolster recruitment, retention, and promotion efforts within this population. To this end, the objectives of the Faculty Support Program are 1) to foster the professional development and advancement of Black faculty, and 2) to provide resources to increase promotion and retention of early and mid-career Black faculty. Our program relies on informal support from senior Black faculty across Colleges where Black junior and mid-career faculty reside.
(1) Source: UD HR Official and Daily Extract
Target Audience: Full-time faculty
Role of Faculty Support Contacts: to provide support to faculty, secondary to the primary faculty mentor, for navigating department, college, university, and/or promotion processes