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CV Updates to Include Faculty Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Goals
The Office of the Provost has announced revisions to the form that faculty use to update their curriculum vitae annually. The changes were made in order to better reflect faculty contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, international knowledge and global perspective.
“The University’s commitment to these important values has been well established in many ways, including the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion, the Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the Academic Strategic Plan focus on internationalization and creation of the Internationalization Council,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. “The changes provide faculty with a valuable opportunity to share their accomplishments, activities and contributions relating to these important University initiatives.”
Relevant achievements may relate to classroom or creative work, research, outreach, governance and committee work, or disciplinary activity.
The action grew out of a recommendation of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion last fall that all faculty and staff evaluations, including CV updates, give attention to diversity and inclusion. In a memorandum last week to faculty, Wheatly emphasized that while the changes are an opportunity to highlight related accomplishments, they do not represent a change in promotion and tenure criteria.
The final changes were formulated and implemented in consultation with key committee chairs of the University Senate as well as members of the deans’ council and faculty.
The next CV update submission is due shortly after the start of the new calendar year.
The revised CV update form can be accessed via the provost’s website by navigating to the Faculty Affairs section and then to Policies and Procedures. More information on the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and internationalization can be found at diversity.syr.edu and by viewing the Internationalization section of the Academic Strategic Plan, which can be accessed via fastforward.syr.edu.