The Inclusive Faculty Pathways initiative serves as a bridge for candidates, who have faced barriers in their academic journey, to advance from high school, college, and graduate programs to junior faculty positions, research independence, and mentoring the next generation.
Expanding Opportunities to World-Class Graduate Programs and Promoting Equity-Based Admissions
We collaborate with admissions offices across the University, offering workshops and training on best practices for those who make admissions decisions. In fall 2021 the Equity in Graduate Admissions working group was assembled to develop a resource guide to ensure equity and enhance diversity in our graduate programs’ applicant pools, enrollment, and graduation rates. The third edition of the Guide to Equity-Based Graduate Admissions was released in October 2023, and the first related workshop They Said Yes! Now What? Supporting Underrepresented Students to Belong and Thrive in the Academy took place in February 2023.
Supporting and Building Pathways Efforts Across Columbia University
We help to coordinate, share best practices and promote equity-based initiatives across Columbia's many pathways programs, and look for opportunities to partner with units on new programs. This happens in two primary ways: through the convening of the Columbia University Pathways Programs (CUPP) and in support of three programs sponsored by the Office of the Provost: Provost Diversity Fellowship, Bridge to Phd in STEM and Provost's Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Scholar programs.
Improving the Climate and Supporting Students in Pursuit of an Academic Career
Working in collaboration with the Office of University Life and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Inclusive Faculty Pathways team coordinates programming and mentorship opportunities and supports graduate scholars and trainees across the schools of Columbia.