AFFIRM: USD Aims to Recruit, Retain Female STEM Faculty

The University of San Diego recently began a five-year project to recruit and advance female faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The project, Advancing Female Faculty: Institutional Climate, Recruitment and Mentoring (AFFIRM), is designed to promote a workplace that supports women faculty, especially women of color, at every stage of professional development.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to become a model for undergraduate institutions that want to increase their diversity and provide a supportive environment for female faculty,” said Mary Boyd, dean of USD’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Read the full story at the College of Arts and Sciences website.


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